16 Signs You Are Working for the Right Agent for You

I have seen some agent/assistant relationships that I can tell were meant to be. Both the agent and the assistant show signs of their successful relationship.

Then, there are those agent/assistant relationships that are fraught with problems and miscommunication. Both the agent and the assistant show signs of frustration.

Every May 1st I look back over the previous 12 months and evaluate my relationship with my own lead agent. In 2016, this particular May 1st marks six years I have been with working with him. And there’s not a week that goes by that I don’t take a moment to appreciate what we have.

Here, I’ve put together 16 signs you are working for the right agent for you:

  1. You feel appreciated.
  2. You love coming to work every day.
  3. You feel challenged.
  4. You see the potential for growth in your role and that excites you.
  5. Your ideas are heard and you are encouraged to implement them.
  6. You shoot down your lead agent’s ideas and this doesn’t hurt her feelings.
  7. You have a sense of pride when you talk about your job.
  8. You pull together as a team when times are tough or hectic. You don’t hear or say, “That’s not my job.”
  9. You have fun.
  10. You have uninterrupted time to work on the most important projects.
  11. Your agent brags about you to other agents in front of you.
  12. You inherently feel like you are in the right place doing what you were meant to do.
  13. You feel protected. Your agent steps in on your behalf when other agents or clients threaten your well-being by cursing at you or refusing to work with you.
  14. You are well-compensated for your time.
  15. Your agent invests in your growth by paying for education, training, events, courses, or materials.
  16. You can’t see yourself working for anyone else.

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Are you seeing these signs with your own lead agent? Share your thoughts in the comments. Need me? egilbert@kw.com


  1. Susan Shouse

    Excellent list!
    And I love a list 🙂

    1. Elizabeth (Post author)

      Thanks Susan!

  2. Sandra E Alford

    Fabulous list! Definitely an eye opener! BTW – I sent you an email. 🙂

    1. Elizabeth (Post author)

      Thank you Sandra!


    Excellent! I look forward to reaching the majority of these points 🙂


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