FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As an agent, your focus should be on listing and selling properties, serving the interests of your clients.

 

Bean Group's job is to support you by providing the tools you need, while providing the most competitive compensation plans in the market for you to maximize your earnings. Bean Group does this using online, mobile-friendly tools to help you generate leads, manage transactions, and get real-time support from our full-time staff.

 

Bean Group's technology platform includes Google Suite for Business with professional email, calendar, document storage. SkySlope allows you to manage transactions from list to close – totally paper-free.

 

AMP, our Agent Marketing Platform, provides an integrated agent branded IDX website, CRM, CMA, and online marketing platform.

 

We utilize Workplace, powered by Facebook, to connect our agents internally, sharing ideas, training, social events, and more. We also have i.bean, a powerful knowledge-based intranet. All of these tools are powered using a single sign-in system.

 

When you join Bean Group, you also gain support from a community of hundreds of local agents and through our partnership with LeadingRE, you will be part of an international network of elite independent brokerages.

 

To top it off - Bean Group provides an on-demand support staff and broker assistance to help answer any questions you may have. Work in your own space, on your own schedule, with the full support of Bean Group behind you.

The real estate business is changing rapidly. We have been building and refining our agent support model for nearly 20 years, so we know what works for agents that are serious about building their business.

 

At Bean Group, you are free to build your business, and your brand, leveraging our proven technology, in-house marketing department, and unparalleled support.

 

We are not a franchise, so there are no franchise fees passed on to our agents. We are privately owned so we are able to pass through overhead savings directly to our agents in the form of the most competitive compensation plans in our markets, allowing our agents to invest and reinvest in their own success.

Absolutely. We have the most team-friendly model in the industry.

 

Teams can build their own brand in partnership with and supported by Bean Group, while taking advantage of our amazing back end tools and the most competitive team compensation plans in the industry.

When you recruit an agent to Bean Group you will receive $100 per closed transaction side for any agent you directly recruit. There are no limits - meaning your earnings are only capped by the number of agents you recruit and how many transactions they close!

Congratulations on making the best decision of your real estate career! Now that you are ready, click on the top right button JOIN BEAN and complete the short form. One of our concierge members will be notified immediately and reach out to you and help you navigate the next steps. The whole process can be completed according to your schedule and in as little as two business days.

There are no startup fees with Bean Group. You are responsible for joining and paying for your membership to a local board of REALTORS® and MLS.

Our focus is on providing unbeatable, competitive splits while offering unmatched marketing, technology, and support. We have built all of our agent support systems around the concept of being “officeless” in that we are built from the ground up to support our agents regardless of their physical location.

 

Agents are able to utilize all of our tools and go from contract to close from home, in the field, or wherever they may be, and be more productive than if they were tied to an office.

 

The majority of our support personnel is located in our company headquarters in Portsmouth, NH, and the company has dozens of office locations, however, we do not provide brick-and-mortar locations in every market.

We coordinate, curate, and provide exceptional real estate training, continuing education, marketing, sales, and technology training for our agents delivered in onsite and online formats.

 

Our training calendar is constantly evolving and expanding to meet our agents’ needs and keep them abreast of industry trends.

E&O Insurance is included in all of our compensation plans.

We pride ourselves on paying you quickly and efficiently. Upon closing a transaction, you can be paid immediately via direct deposit to your bank account (ACH). You will be paid as an Independent Contractor, and will be issued a 1099 form annually. Our Agent Services Department is available during normal business hours to answer any questions regarding closing transactions.

We do not. We are not focused on agent sales volume, but we are focused on professionalism and quality of service to buyers and sellers. That being said, we pride ourselves on consistently closing more properties per agent than national and local averages, not only in the number of sides but in overall closed volume. You’ll find that our company culture supports all levels of sales volume when backed by a high level of customer service and professionalism.

As a Bean Group agent, you have the freedom to set your commission rates with your clients.

You must hold an active Real Estate Salesperson or Broker license in the state(s) that you will be working in, and the license must be in good standing.

Bean Group has an on-demand, experienced support team to help with your questions. Additionally, we vet our chosen technology and marketing vendors based on their ability to provide incredible back-end support to our agents.

We're in good company

Bean Group agents have helped thousands and thousands of New Englanders with their real estate needs. The company has been included on T360’s Power 200 and Mega 1000RISMedia’s Power Broker ReportREAL Trends’ ranking of the 500 largest brokerages in the country every year since 2009, and has been featured on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 500|5000 lists of the fastest-growing independent companies in the United States eight times.