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 the member's nar.realtor login.
Teams Survey (National Association of REALTORS®, 2018)
Partnership & Team Basics
How Do Real Estate Teams Work? (the balance, Oct. 5, 2019)
The Evolution of Agent Teams (RISMedia, Feb. 4, 2019)
Window to the Law: Team Legal Issues (National Association of REALTORS®, Nov. 1, 2017)
Considering a Partnership or Team?
3 Foolproof Team Models for 2021: Hiring, Splits, Lead Gen + More (The Close, Nov. 3, 2020)
Love or Money? How Real Estate Teams Keep Their Best Agents (Homelight, Feb. 21, 2020)
Don’t Start a Real Estate Team Without Asking Yourself These 8 Questions (Homelight, Jan. 21, 2020)
6 Things to Consider Before You Join a Team (realtor.com®, Aug. 1, 2019)
Real Estate Team: A Guide to Assembling the Ultimate One (Mashvisor, Nov. 5, 2018)
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
All Star Sales Teams (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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