With the rise of new agent models, it can be difficult to distinguish which type of business operation might be right for you.
But just as there’s an agent for every vendor, there’s also a network or agency for every agent.
So how do you determine the difference between the models available, and work out which one is best suited to you?
Platform versus network
Two of the common new agent models are platforms and networks.
While both offer a new business approach to the traditional franchise arrangement, there are key differences between the two that are worth bearing in mind.
Platforms often come with the promise of a higher commission split, but that can come at the cost of business support.
Potentially that means you might take home more from each property transaction, but behind the scenes you are working harder, on your own, to attain that sale.
Meanwhile, the marketing hook of ‘100 per cent commission’ often clouds hidden or subsequent costs.
Networks, on the other hand, provide administrative, mentoring and technological support that enables agents to focus on what they do best.
The aim of the game is to furnish agents with all the tools they need to run a successful sales and property management business, while tapping into centralised marketing services, accounting support, business guidance and more.
Eview Group – Australia’s first true multi-brand network
At Eview, we have a proud reputation as Australia’s first true multi-brand network.
Our model is built on the knowledge there is power in individual branding, yet strength in business support, guidance and collaboration.
With the motto ‘Your Brand, Your Business’, we believe in supporting you as you take your business to the next level, harnessing the reputation you have established and further empowering you with administrative support, technology and systems that allow you to thrive.
Our mission is ‘to inspire and help agents build fun and profitable businesses so that they can live extraordinary lives’.
To achieve this, we offer comprehensive and cost-saving support to our members.
We also pride ourselves on providing shared knowledge, insight and expertise that ensures you are forging your own destiny, but you are never alone in your endeavour.
Over 250 agents and counting
Since we first introduced the Eview Group multi-brand model in 2015, our team has grown to 400 members which includes 250 agents who have seized the opportunity to embrace their own brand and join us.
We’ve seen incredible growth in the past 12 months including welcoming an additional 14 members in the final weeks of last year.
The success these agents have enjoyed is something we take great pride in. Collectively, our network of individually branded agents has sold over $3 billion in property.
Among them are agents selling over 100 properties a year, including an astounding 20 agents who write over a $1 million GCI each year.
But it’s not about GCI. We are here to help people achieve their aspirations. Whether they dream of writing $250,000 GCI or $1 million, our definition of a great agent is one who wants to give great customer service, and we help them by doubling or tripling their business when they join us.
These agents achieve their business and lifestyle aspirations with the support, guidance and mentoring of our team, who offer unparalleled training, administrative support and a highly advanced tech stack which is continually improved with new lead generating tools.
Our agent commission splits start at 90 per cent but that’s not why agents should join us.
We are focused on your profitability in the knowledge ‘volume is vanity, but profit is sanity’.
Perhaps most importantly, culture is critical to our network. We boast a collaborative team where your success is our joint priority.
As mentioned, there is an agent for every agency and an agency for every agent.
Eview is not a platform nor an app, but rather a network of successful agents that genuinely believes in your success, and has the tools, insight and support to assist you as you create your own future, harnessing the power of your personal brand.
It’s the way we put those ingredients together that truly separates us from the platforms, and unlike the traditional, we are not selling a ‘name’ but providing the complete essential services for an agency to succeed.