Yes to both. If you are new, the biggest thing is to train with someone. You don't need to do a big franchise company to get training though.
A lot of independent companies are interested in training full or part time and you can work directly with an agent opposed to just getting "training classes".
The other thing you need to decide is how much of your commissions do you want to keep. Independents are more flexible on commission splits.
If you are looking for some progressive ideas to make the time you do work - work for your maximum benefit, give me a call. I am an independent broker owner who works with agents in all geographical areas. Geography doesn't have to be a big issue with offices. This is the age of technology. I would be happy to talk to you about options.
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