A version of this article was first published on Blue Matter, the Coldwell Banker Blog, and written by Athena Snow.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) company, announced on April 26, 2022, the results of its annual agent priorities report, conducted by Quester among agents and brokers across top national real estate brands to keep a finger on the pulse of what real estate professionals value in their careers. In a time when the Great Resignation has posed a threat to many American workplaces, and competition for exceptional agent talent is substantial, the real estate industry may not be experiencing an exodus of current sales agents. The report’s findings reveal that agent priorities among the real estate brokerage community are now more important than ever.
Real estate is a desirable profession.
No need to leave.
A hot market makes for happy agents, with only 9% of all surveyed agents across all brands reporting that they plan to switch affiliation this year (vs. 20% in 2020).
The top reasons for leaving.
Brand reputation is key.
Real estate brands have more competition than ever to retain and attract their top talent. A notable brand reputation will prevail, as most agents agree that their company’s reputation is important to their business success. This sentiment is believed even more fervently among Coldwell Banker affiliated agents.
Coldwell Banker brand tools and network support are unmatched, and affiliated agents surveyed have a lot to say about their experiences:
“People trust the Coldwell Banker brand, and I get referrals because I work there. They also have a lot of training and support for new or busy agents. There are so many apps available, such as Listing Concierge, MOXI, and InTouch, that help me stand out from other agents.”
“Its reputation is unmatched. Everyone recognizes the brand and correlates it to excellence and professionalism,” said one Coldwell Banker survey respondent. “I appreciate its reputation, and Coldwell Banker has assisted me in my transactions and assisted me in gaining listings.”
“The company is very ethical, and the top people are great. They are very responsive to the agents’ needs, and the company enjoys a great reputation. My customers and clients realize Coldwell Banker’s reputation, so it makes it easy to do business.