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Alain Pinel Realtors Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Broker Associate"

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    Former Employee - Broker Associate in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Broker Associate in Danville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism, seasoned brokers & associates, superior marketing for upscale properties in S.F. Bay Area (CA), management maintained up-to-date legal standards & practice for APR real estate practitioners.

    Cons

    There are no noted "cons."

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management.


  2. "Realtor"

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    Former Employee - Realtor in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Broker of Record is the best in the business.

    Cons

    Was a little too large for my taste years back, but they've got a great balance now my former colleagues tell me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work Jeff B!


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, pretty clean, office meetings were nice and collaborative, nice location

    Cons

    Can't think of any! Had fun


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  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of management support and support among the other agents. Large office so there was a lot of experienced agents and new agents.

    Cons

    paid on commissions only, no salaray


  6. "it consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the agents that work here are great, making the job a lot easier to be successful in

    Cons

    there is a lot of competition for not a lot of available jobs

    Advice to Management

    ensure all the agents are up to date on technological opportunities they may have available to them


  7. "Agent-Realtor"

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    Former Employee - Realtor- Real Estate Agent in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor- Real Estate Agent in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, and nice environment

    Cons

    none to mention at the moment


  8. "flexible offices but rigid advertising"

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I appreciated the ability to borrow different APR offices throughout the Bay Area. I had started in real estate on the Peninsula. After moving to an APR East Bay office, I would on rare occasions need to hop into a Peninsula office to service former clients there.

    Cons

    The bi-annual legal updates, while informative, are too large--hundreds in attendance--and don't allow for individual attention. Also, APR has restrictive advertising guidelines. While I was there, agents couldn't use bus bench ads, for example. The company pushes consistency of image; this translates to a limited set of vendors for your advertising.


  9. "Alain Pinel Realtors"

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    Former Employee - Realtor in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alain Pinel Realtors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegial environment. Good training program

    Cons

    Commission structure and hours required.


  10. "APR provides state of the art training to their agents on a continuous basis"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Saratoga, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alain Pinel Realtors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best productivity tools, constantly evolving and improving the technology and tools. Upper management works hard to provide the latest information to their agents to keep them informed about changes in the marketplace on a global level.

    Computers and networks are always being upgraded to keep agents working with the best tools. Legal updates are provided annually, training is provided every week, and our weekly meetings are always very informative and useful!

    Cons

    As with most offices, the commission split for new agents is on the low side, fees paid for desk and technology are on the high side, but totally worth it. Glassdoor made me write more than I wanted. :-)

    Advice to Management

    Interview exiting agents to learn why they leave.


  11. "professional organization and well run"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Agent in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alain Pinel Realtors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    name recognition and local reputation with sales presence among the more expensive areas of northern california especially in the san francisco bay area

    Cons

    high fees and corporate structure with little flexibility when comes to corporate policies and large offices without a friendly family type atmosphere, meaning every man or woman for themselves and no real support system among fellow agents. Constant marketing of charities and other causes at meetings pressuring agents for donations & participation.

    Advice to Management

    Poor computer support for fees charged and no one ever available at the phone number to call as well as no one ever returns calls when messages left. No competent or readily available tech to support the $2300 annual tech fee other than admin people in office who usually know less than myself.


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