John L. Scott Real Estate

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John L. Scott Real Estate Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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    Get out what you put in.

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Mill Creek, WA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Mill Creek, WA

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is great once a house finally closes. The splits are different among John L. Scott corporate and franchise offices so make sure you get a breakdown of all the fees before signing on.

    Cons

    Real estate is not a get rich quick scheme, nor should it be for somebody looking for supplemental income. Real estate is a full-time career and be prepared for long hours, and clients that never pan out. You end up doing a lot of pro bono work. This is a very expensive career so make sure you have enough reserves while you're building your business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new agents get off to a fast start so they can focus on real estate and not take a second job while trying to build a business at the same time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Caring and passionate company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company runs itself! It offers great leadership that will actually listen. Amazing benefits as well.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. . . If you start at a branch expect to stay there and only there until one of the corporate employees retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and stick through even the rough times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dog eat dog.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance can be decent, although every weekend is a work weekend, if you want to be successful. The company does what it can to put its agents into the best situation.

    Cons

    Nothing is guaranteed and the vast majority of the transactions (and pay) go to those agents who have been around forever. Hope to eek out a living when you start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Broker

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Broker in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Broker in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice professional well known brand. When I started my training there was excellent, with the manager that was their at the time. Great people to work with. Nice office

    Cons

    The fees for John L Scott are very expensive for the brokers who woks there.The agent/office splits could be better. Floor time was getting to be very hard to take on during the 12-3 shift, during that time we were also acting as the receptionist for the entire office. So it was hard to concentrate on the new clients calling in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional, fun crew

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    Former Employee - Broker in Sequim, WA
    Former Employee - Broker in Sequim, WA

    I worked at John L. Scott Real Estate as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As close as you'll find to being technologically up to date in Sequim. Supportive team..

    Cons

    A few difficult personalities to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of brokers who are making tigers miserable, even if they're top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Realtor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Great resources for beginning a new career in Real Estate.

    Cons

    The commission-split doesn't work for the different business model's or niches, they are too steep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree with another review I read on here; although your training is excellent, considering lowering fees to make your company more competitive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Babysitting grown ups while on staff

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was fair pay. Great technology and training opportunities for agents. However the franchise where I was employed used only a small portion of the technology, and offered virtually no training for staff... figure it out on your own, and be reprimanded if you don't. Awesome leader in Lennox Scott.

    Cons

    Unfair, unethical, gossipy, playing favorites, down right ugly behavior that is excused and even supported by management and broker. Franchises need some serious work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and take a look at what is happening in your own office (and right under your nose). It should not be all about the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    John L. Scott in a nutshell

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate

    Pros

    Friendly people and great work environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with little compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs more consistency. Upper Management always flip flop about what they want and what they want the employees to do.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great Company

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Family business where employees are treated like family. Great support for agents.

    Cons

    High fees and poor commission splits. A one size fits all approach that fails to recognize agents varying business plans and niches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that we are independent contractors and ease up on the pressure of mandatory meetings, projects and events so that we can focus on our own targeted business plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Training.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at John L. Scott Real Estate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic training for agents of all experience levels

    Cons

    Offices have become too big in Bellevue. Managing broker does not respond to email requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market has changed. There is very little loyalty with retail clients. New strategies need to be developed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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