Bookkeeping, recruiting, marketing, budgeting … the list of demands on a managing broker or office manager is long and varied. From budgeting software to interior design, real estate brokerages rely on tools, resources, and consultants to get the job done efficiently and effectively. While it may or may not be immediately apparent, a relationship with an IDFPR-approved real estate school can go a long way to help with compliance and recruiting. When selecting a school to support your office success, make sure it has the following resources.
- Customer Service Team – You need a school with a team of individuals dedicated to helping your agents. A good customer service team is not only knowledgeable about the school’s courses, but can answer questions about initial licensing and the licensing renewal processes.
- Designated Contact – Sometimes, managing brokers and managers have questions or concerns with company compliance. Organizing continuing education for the office or questions about the licensing process during an acquisition, for example, are very common issues that a school can assist with. Having a designated contact who can help you address these issues can be an invaluable resource during stressful times.
- Helpful Resources – Understanding the needs of a real estate business should be important to the school. Tools to help you recruit new agents and maintain the ones you have should be available from the school you choose.