"There is an 80 percent chance you won't be doing this in 2 years."

Trulia Pro Blog

NOTE! This will not happen if you choose a company that fits YOU and commit yourself to what it takes to succeed.

Doug Burger, former Washington State #1 Producer for RE/MAX and 41 year veteran of the industry

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SITE IF YOU DON'T FIT THE FOLLOWING

This site is meant to educate those seeking a successful and lucrative FULL TIME career in real estate. It will provide an understanding of what it takes to be successful and explain the various choices available in real estate company business models. What you will learn is invaluable in getting you off to the right start.

A Word From Doug Burger

Choose wisely

"After 29 years building my real estate sales career, I turned my attention to mentoring others to develop theirs. To be quite honest, in my last year of sales, I personally sold 220 properties while managing three assistants, a courier, and trying to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. I just couldn't keep up that pace anymore. I had hit a wall, and wanted to focus my attention on the technology side of the business while helping others build their own careers"

  • First licensed - October 1978
  • 1979 - RE/MAX Realtors Washington State Rookie of the Year
  • 1979 - #1 in sales, RE/MAX Realtors
  • 1980 - #1 in sales - Realty 100
  • 1981 - #1 in sales - Realty 100
  • 1982 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
  • 1983 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
  • 1984 - #3 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
  • 1985 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
  • 1986 - #1 in sales - Great Northwest Properties
  • 1987 - #1 in sales - Great Northwest Properties
  • 1988 - #1 in sales - Group 7 Real Estate
  • 1989 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
  • 1990 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
  • 1991 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
  • 1992 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
  • 1993 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
  • 1994 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
  • 1995 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
  • 1996 - #7 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
  • 1996 - #1 agent in Thurston County
  • 1997 - #4 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
  • 1997 - #1 agent in Thurston County
  • 1998 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
  • 1998 - #1 agent in Thurston County
  • 1999 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
  • 1999 - #1 agent in Thurston County
  • 2000 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
  • 2000 - #1 agent in Thurston County
  • 2001 - Started The Doug Burger Team
  • 2001 - #1 Team in sales - RE/MAX for the NW Region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana
  • 2001 - #84 Team in volume in the United States for RE/MAX
  • 2001 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County
  • 2002 - Opened Olympia Real Estate
  • 2002 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2003 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2004 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2005 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2006 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2007 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
  • 2008 - Opened what is now Burger Professionals
  • 2020 - Opening the WEBREALTY TEAM in Thurston County

WAIT! You're not ready to decide which model would fit you best!!!


You first need to know what to look for.

BUSINESS MODELS DISCLAIMER

By: Doug Burger

The Franchise Model

By: Doug Burger

The Independent Model

By: Doug Burger

The Franchise Team Model

By: Doug Burger

The Independent Team Model

By: Doug Burger

A Quick Review of the Pros and Cons of the Various Business Models

mouse over for pros and cons

Franchise Pros

• Company name recognition

• Sometimes higher commission splits and/or caps on company earnings

• Usually good training opportunities (depends on franchise model)

Franchise Cons

• Franchise Fees

• Rules and regulations which could potentially hinder an agent’s business

• Usually no costly tools of the trade provided without fees

• Sometimes added fees for marketing, technology, training, education, etc.

• Some larger offices may have less one on one support

Independent Pros

• Freedom from Franchise Rules and Regulations

• No Franchise Fees

• Local Name Recognition

Independent Cons

• Wide range of office structures

• Don't typically provide any tools of the trade.

• Owner is typically also selling - not as available to help you

• Don't typically provide any leads

• Training is spotty and runs from very poor to very good

Franchise Team Pros

• Company name recognition

• Sometimes higher commission splits and/or caps on company earnings

• Usually good training opportunities (depends on franchise model)

• Usually some leads provided by the team leader

Franchise Team Cons

• Franchise Fees

• Rules and regulations which could potentially hinder an agent’s business

• Team Leader may skim off the better leads

• Sometimes added fees for marketing, technology, training, education, etc.

• Some larger offices may have less one on one support

Independent Team Pros

• Local company name recognition

• Sometimes provide some tools and systems such as a CRM

• They usually provide some leads

• May provide some degree of training

• Freedom and flexibility in branding both the Team and Members

Independent Team Cons

• Wide range of monthly office fees

• No cap on splits because of ongoing team systems, leads and tools costs

• Wide range of quality and quantity of business tools and leads

• Team leader is usually a producing member of the team - skimming of leads

• Wide range of training opportunities or lack thereof

BUSINESS MODELS CONCLUSION

By: Doug Burger

Your 3 Choices

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What is the capitol city of Washington State?

"There is an 80 percent chance you won't be doing this in 2 years."

Trulia Pro Blog

NOTE! This will not happen if you choose a company that fits YOU and commit yourself to what it takes to succeed.

Doug Burger – Former Washington State #1 Producer for RE/MAX and 41 year veteran of the industry

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SITE IF YOU DON'T FIT THE FOLLOWING

This site is meant to educate those seeking a successful and lucrative FULL TIME career in real estate. It will provide an understanding of what it takes to be successful and explain the various choices available in real estate company business models. What you will learn is invaluable in getting you off to the right start.

NOTE: Audio can take to load on mobile devices.

A Word From Doug Burger

Choose wisely

Doug's Career in Real Estate
"After 29 years building my real estate sales career, I turned my attention to mentoring others to develop theirs. To be quite honest, in my last year of sales, I personally sold 220 properties while managing three assistants, a courier, and trying to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. I just couldn't keep up that pace anymore. I had hit a wall, and wanted to focus my attention on the technology side of the business while helping others build their own careers"
Doug's Real Estate Resume'
First licensed - October 1978
1979 - RE/MAX Realtors Washington State Rookie of the Year
1979 - #1 in sales, RE/MAX Realtors
1980 - #1 in sales - Realty 100
1981 - #1 in sales - Realty 100
1982 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
1983 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
1984 - #3 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
1985 - #2 in sales - Van Dorm Realty
1986 - #1 in sales - Great Northwest Properties
1987 - #1 in sales - Great Northwest Properties
1988 - #1 in sales - Group 7 Real Estate
1989 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
1990 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
1991 - #1 in sales - Classic Realty
1992 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
1993 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
1994 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
1995 - #1 agent in Thurston County (Classic Realty)
1996 - #7 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
1996 - #1 agent in Thurston County
1997 - #4 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
1997 - #1 agent in Thurston County
1998 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
1998 - #1 agent in Thurston County
1999 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
1999 - #1 agent in Thurston County
2000 - #1 in sales - State of Washington for RE/MAX
2000 - #1 agent in Thurston County
2001 - Started The Doug Burger Team
2001 - #1 Team in sales - RE/MAX for the NW Region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana
2001 - #84 Team in volume in the United States for RE/MAX
2001 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County
2002 - Opened Olympia Real Estate
2002 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2003 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2004 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2005 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2006 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2007 - #1 agent and team in Thurston County (Olympia Real Estate)
2008 - Opened what is now Burger Professionals
2020 - Opening the WEBREALTY TEAM in Thurston County
NOTE: Audio can take to load on mobile devices.

WAIT! You're not ready to decide which business model would fit you best!!!


You need to know what to look for.

NOTE: Audio can take to load on mobile devices.

BUSINESS MODELS DISCLAIMER

By: Doug Burger

NOTE: Audio can take to load on mobile devices.

The Franchise Model

The Franchise Team Model

The Independent Model

The Independent Team Model

A Quick Review of the Pros and Cons of the Various Business Models

touch panels for pros and cons

Franchise Pros

• Company name recognition

• Sometimes higher commission splits and/or caps on company earnings

• Usually good training opportunities (depends on franchise model)

Franchise Cons

• Franchise Fees

• Rules and regulations which could potentially hinder an agent’s business

• Usually no costly tools of the trade provided without fees

• Sometimes added fees for marketing, technology, training, education, etc.

• Some larger offices may have less one on one support

Franchise Team Pros

• Company name recognition

• Sometimes higher commission splits and/or caps on company earnings

• Usually good training opportunities (depends on franchise model)

• Usually some leads provided by the team leader

Franchise Team Cons

• Franchise Fees

• Rules and regulations which could potentially hinder an agent’s business

• Team Leader may skim off the better leads

• Sometimes added fees for marketing, technology, training, education, etc.

• Some larger offices may have less one on one support

Independent Pros

• Freedom from Franchise Rules and Regulations

• No Franchise Fees

• Local name recognition

Independent Cons

• Wide range of office structures

• Don't typically provide any tools of the trade.

• Owner is typically also selling - not as available to help you

• Don't typically provide any leads

• Training is spotty and runs from very poor to very good

Independent Team Pros

• Local company name recognition

• Sometimes provide some tools and systems such as a CRM

• They usually provide some leads

• May provide some degree of training

• Freedom and flexibility in branding both the Team and Members

Independent Team Cons

• Wide range of monthly office fees

• No cap on splits because of ongoing team systems, leads and tools costs

• Wide range of quality and quantity of business tools and leads

• Team leader is usually a producing member of the team - skimming of leads

• Wide range of training opportunities or lack thereof
NOTE: Audio can take to load on mobile devices.

BUSINESS MODELS CONCLUSION

By: Doug Burger

YOU NOW HAVE 3 CHOICES!

1. We hope this has been helpful and you find what you're looking for. Continue to enjoy your day.

2. Learn more about our version of the Independent Team model.

3. Fill out the form, below, to meet with Doug.

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