Important questions to ask when Interviewing with a Real Estate Firm
What kind of support will I get from management?
- Make sure the company's management is committed to assisting you in developing your career. Ask about the manager's available time in the office. Is the manager available to help you with problems, to provide insight into situations, and to answer your questions? Do agents have input into company decision making?
- Ask if the manager lists and sells properties as well as manage the office. Prudential Connecticut Realty office leaders do not compete with their sales agents.
What is my true earning potential?
Your earning potential is determined in part by the commission structure and policies of the company.
- What is the highest commission possible?
- Do you have to pay a desk fee?
- What out of pocket expenses can I anticipate?
- Is there a franchise fee attached to each transaction?
What is the company's philosophy?
The bestselling companies can tell you what their values and standards are in a concise statement. For example, Prudential Connecticut Realty's Vision statement is "To be the best service provider". We operate under a philosophy of core values: Growth, Authenticity, Relationships, Service, Empowerment and Compassion. Outstanding real estate companies have a strong company philosophy and they should not hesitate to share it with you.
What resources does the company offer to help me to succeed?
Most companies will offer you a desk, a phone and access to a computer. But that is not enough to become successful. Find out if management stays updated on the latest information on marketing, financing, contracts and technology.
Prudential Connecticut Realty offers comprehensive classes, seminars and workshops to educate our agents and employees on everything from traditional sales skills to the latest Internet marketing strategies, as well as the changing laws and regulations that continually affect the real estate industry.
Typical Timeline for Licensing and Affiliation with
Prudential Connecticut Realty
The real estate education requirement for a salesperson license in Connecticut is 60 classroom hours of
Real Estate Principles and Practices offered by a State approved licensing facility.
- Interview / Information Gathering
- Commitment Meeting
- Pre-Pay Licensing Fees
Week 2 - 11
- Principles & Practices - Classroom State Licensing Preparation Course
- Principles & Practices Exam
- Application to take State Exam
Week 13 - 15
- Real Estate License
- Office Affiliation
- Office Action Groups
- Board of REALTOR® & MLS Orientation
- Attend Traditions® - Prudential Connecticut Realty orientation day
- Attend RealTech - Prudential Connecticut Realty in-house training
- Attend branch office training modules and orientation
Week 16 - 52
- Ongoing Technology Training
- Field training and business practices
- National training program
- Ongoing education opportunities