Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
- Realtor (5)
- Sales Associate (3)
- Real Estate Agent (3)
- Marketing Coordinator (2)
- Branch Vice President (1)
- Licensed Real Estate Sales (1)
- Commissions Processor (1)
- Broker In Stock Market (1)
- Residential Sales Associate (1)
- Marketing Coordinator (Or Office Assistant, Still Very Unclear) (1)
- Regional Marketing Manager (1)
- Sales Person (1)
- Office Administrator (1)
- Office Coordinator (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Realtor Associate (1)
- Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (1)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Portsmouth, NH) in April 2015.
Very easy interview. Recruiter called me first did a phone interview, then a week later they called me for an in person interview. Didn't ask hard questions, said they would call in a week never called.. called them twice to check status of my interview no response, they didn't even send an email saying I didn't get the position..
- Do you have any realty expierence? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
depends on manager, most will be conversational to get a sense of you as a person. Real estate agents can be very successful with a wide range of personalities. You will be asked what social contacts, groups, clubs, memberships you have that would be the likely source of your first clients
- How do you feel about being rejected, ie, not getting the sale or listing? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Clear information given on how to start out. Great coaching provided when needed - excellent technical online tools to help those who want/need it. Awesome set of lead development tools to help business grow. Many expert agents always available to provide on hand advice - no question was too small or too big. Great team spirit.
- Every transaction is unique, so flexibility and patience is required Answer Question
depends on experience
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Annapolis, MD) in September 2014.
Very difficult, it is challenging to find the right words of why someone wants to get into real estate and what their motives are and what is the right fit for the office and culture.
- Explain your job history even in a difficult time in the country. Answer Question
Attend real estate school then get licensed.
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in July 2014.
I spoke with the office's main realtor on the phone, and came in for the interview the very next day. He spoke highly of the office and the success it was having and was boastful about his accomplishments. I looked at a few newspaper articles with his picture on them. He showed me all of the email responses he had received from the job posting, I think in an effort to persuade me to believe this job was a hot commodity, and that I would be lucky to have it. He berated other employees throughout the interview process, and was a bit abrasive, asking several questions that had to do with my sexuality, marital status, and race. He never explained the role, and I gathered that it was so he could keep it open and change it as he went.
- He didn't ask me any questions about myself other than if I had a significant other, was married, had kids, what my schedule was like, and my compensation requirements. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I was offered less than $10 an hour with a vague commission package that had no outline or detail as to what was required to receive that commission, only that the "potential was great." When I inquired about this, I never received a response. The whole situation was so sketchy.
- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Concord, CA).
Initial contact came shortly after submission. The process was a little slow, but HR was responsive every time I contacted them to check on the status. Process included: phone screen, online assessment, two in-person interviews and a panel presentation. It was a very thorough process, and everyone was really great throughout. Everyone I met with was very friendly and encouraging, which made the fact that it took longer much easier to manage. After seeing some positions filled very quickly and not getting a good fit, I appreciated the thoroughness, since it shows they really want to make sure to get the right people as part of the team.
- I was given powerpoint slides only - no notes - and had to use the information on it to create a 30 minute presentation with a 15 minute Q&A. The questions were staged and I felt I fielded them well. Then they changed gears with the last question back to a standard interview "why should we hire you?" Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Long Beach, NY) in June 2014.
It was a very hard interview. They had two brokers asking me why I wanted to be here.one asked all the questions and the other just glared and kept taking notes. It was very dis arming
- Why do you want to work here 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
- Accepted Offer
Met with Manager and Owner of Brokerage.
- Declined Offer
Met with the branch manager in the Newton office. Great information about the company, lots of motivation.... Definitely to be considered
- Not difficult at all. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Still thinking about it.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Morristown, NJ).
Job interview was with Branch Manager. I had no previous experience as a realtor. They didn't ask any tough questions. Most of it was just a conversation to get to know me. Since pay is 100% commission there is not much downside to hiring anyone who walks in the door.
No negotiation. You are paid if you close on houses. You are not paid if you don't.
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