Creating a partnership or team is a big step. According to NAR's 2018 Teams Survey, 26 percent of REALTORS® are members of a partnership or real estate team. Find out the pros and cons, read about real-life examples of teams, learn how teams work together, and discover the best advice on how to avoid problems.


NAR Library & Archives has already done the research for you. References (formerly Field Guides) offer links to articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require a password.

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Teams Survey (National Association of REALTORS®, 2018)

Considering a Partnership or Team?

Six Questions Real Estate Team Leaders Should Ask Their Brokerage Firms (Forbes, Jun. 11, 2019)

The Evolution of Agent Teams (RISMedia, Feb. 4, 2019)

Real Estate Team: A Guide to Assembling the Ultimate One (Mashvisor, Nov. 5, 2018)

Teams Attract Roughly a Quarter of Agents (REALTOR® Magazine, Oct. 17, 2018)

Five Things Real Estate Agents Must Know When Hiring a Team (Forbes, Aug. 2, 2018)

Brokers Agree – Real Estate Teams are Risky but Good for Business (Real Trends, Jul. 18, 2018)

Real Estate Team Names: How to Build a Brand That Lasts (Fit Small Business, Jun. 14, 2018)

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

All Star Sales Teams (Kindle, eBook)

Boomerang! Coach Your Team to Be the Best and See Your Customers Come Back Time After Time! (Kindle, eBook)

Building Better Teams (Kindle, eBook)

Complete Partnership Book (eBook)

Co-Leaders: the Power of Great Partnerships (Audiobook)

Manage Teams Successfully (Kindle, eBook)

Never Fly Solo (Kindle, eBook)

Nice Teams Finish Last (eBook)

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Kindle, eBook)

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams (Kindle, eBook)

The Hedgehog Effect (Kindle, eBook)

The I in Team (Audiobook)

The Ideal Team Player (Kindle, eBook)

Virtual Teams (Kindle, eBook)

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