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.
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)
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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