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Oct 4, 2005 9:02 am

Hi, I've been reading this forum and have found a lot of very good information.


I have a couple of questions.


Do a lot of new IR's take over existing businesses instead of starting a new office?  And do you need to be geographically close to one of these areas?  Or is it possible for me to take over an existing office in a much WARMER place, lol?  I'm in the NE.  Of course, I already had to choose my first and second choice areas and chose areas close to me.  But now I'm really starting to have second thoughts about where I want my family to settle.  Of course, I could also start a new office in a different state as well.  I'm just looking for some pros and cons of an existing office vs. a new office and what to look for in evaluating an existing office. 


Is there anything that you would do in my position if you had it to do all over again?  I know that some of you don't like EJ anyway, and I'm open to any advice at all.


Thank you! 



Oct 4, 2005 9:22 am

Assetts.....you want to look for assetts, and a location that is visible to the marketplace. There are some dogsh-t Jone's offices out there.

Oct 4, 2005 9:45 am

What is the quota for a new rep before Jones rents him/her a office?


What is the quota after they get there new office?


And how long before Jones gets rid of them for lack of production?


Just wondering because there seems to be so many empty offices around the country.