Interview a real estate agent operating in your city. Ask the agent if training is available for new salespeople. If so, what does it consist of and how much does it cost? Is there a mentor program for new agents? How are commissions split among agents? How much do agents have to pay for MLS fees, errors and omissions insurance, Realtor fees, marketing fees, desk fees, and other office fees? How many agents work for the brokerage firm and how long have they worked there as independent contractors? What is their typical annual income from commissions? Are agents required to work in the office at set times? Does the firm have a website? How do agents determine listing prices? Ask about current trends in the number of listings, sales prices, time on the market, and the number of sales. Are agents assigned to certain farming areas? Ask the agent about the future outlook of the real estate profession Ask other related questions.

Interview a real estate agent operating in your city. Ask the agent if training is available for new salespeople. If so, what does it consist of and how much does it cost? Is there a mentor program for new agents? How are commissions split among agents? How much do agents have to pay for MLS fees, errors and omissions insurance, Realtor fees, marketing fees, desk fees, and other office fees? How many agents work for the brokerage firm and how