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Century 21 Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, training, culture, friendly environment

    Cons

    self-employed, no benefit, can be difficult at first


  2. "Realtor"

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

    I have been working at Century 21 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, Coaching, Great Owner and employees

    Cons

    I can't think of anything !

  3. "Broker took all the money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 full-time

    Pros

    They have online classes, but it's all things you could find on the internet.

    Cons

    You buy your own sign and advertisements. You pay the company $200 a month regardless of if you closed anything. Broker was not helpful. They took 40% of your 3% split.


  4. "Cleaning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 full-time

    Pros

    Boss Was Fair For The Most part

    Cons

    Very Irresponsible Workers And Shady Employers

    Advice to Management

    Spilt Up Work Loads Evenly


  5. "Nothing special, Nothing horrible"

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    Former Employee - Realtor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Realtor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You may occasionally see some benefit from name recognition but frankly it isn't that significant as I have worked for local brokerages that didn't have a national name and clients didn't miss it in the least. This is the only pro I could come up with, and it isn't even a firm positive.

    Cons

    Just generic real estate, and they hobble new agents by taking too much split and trying to justify it by citing the training and marketing you receive, as well as... wait for it -- E&O insurance (pfft, please!). The marketing provided by the company is pathetic and will provide no discernible impact to the average agent's bottom line. None what so ever. The training is hit or miss depending on your broker within the franchise. This is the most important point - it is hard to review the entire company as the average realtor experience (especially newer agents in their first couple years in the industry) will depend on the particular office they settle into and the agent will sink or swim in accord with the quality of broker you hang your license with. I have been with one C21 that did nothing at all in terms of training, and I have worked for a different C21 brokerage that had fantastic training in sales techniques, contracts, etc. The numbers differential between the two brokerages put this difference in DEEP relief. The one with outstanding training is always amongst the top producing offices within the entire C21 system. The other office doesn't even exist anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Go to flat fee system and quit trying to gouge realtors by taking too much "split" and then desk fees on top of it. The fact is, the consumer doesn't care about the company name. They care about the terms of the deal that you can put together for them. Anything else is understandably secondary. Also... get a group health insurance plan together for agents.


  6. "Real Estate Agent"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Realtor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Is a great company to grow with I have learned so much from my time here.

    Cons

    Could be more hands on with the training but I have no other complaints about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hold more team meetings and assist with the success of new realtors more often.


  7. "Associate Broker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Century 21 full-time

    Pros

    Great training and development afterward.

    Cons

    Takes a big cut of your commission.

    Advice to Management

    Don't charge us for every little thing and still take a steep percentage.

  8. "Not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My brokerage is very helpful and friendly

    Cons

    New lead network that is REQUIRED to receive leads called ZAP that is not user friendly and requires doing double work to track your contacts. Even though you are "self employed" , they require you work a Saturday floor time in the office even if you have other obligations or they will not allow you to do floor time any other days either. Commision % is capped. No growth

    Advice to Management

    Stop the greed, and allow the agents make their own schedules.


  9. "Relocation Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Century 21 full-time

    Pros

    I love the positive environment

    Cons

    I dont have any cons


  10. "Realtor Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 full-time

    Pros

    Century 21 gives its employees massive amount of promotional, marketing and educational resources and is an ideal company for a new agent.

    Cons

    They take a large cut of commissions

    Advice to Management

    one on one tutoring with contract writing is extremely helpful and should be implemented more


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