Making A Move? Consider These 3 Things First

  • Aligning Your Clients with the Best
  • Looking Beyond the Big Payday
  • Inspecting a Firm’s Financial History

 

As a successful advisor, chances are you’ve had recruiters knocking on your door, trying to entice you with tempting transition offers. The idea of a fresh start on top of the potential for a big transition payday is always appealing. But look before you leap. It’s easy to get caught up in the money and the allure of a big deal and cast aside the important details of such a move. As Transition Specialists, we’ve seen it all and want to share our 3xEquity’s Top 3 Things to Consider Before Making a Move.

A big career move deserves careful consideration and due diligence to be sure that it’s the right one for you and your clients. If you’re getting serious about making a move, you need to work with a Transition Specialist to maximize the potential of getting a great deal and minimize the potential of making a costly mistake, as many DIYers experience. Not following guidelines or protocols, leaving money on the table, and not fully understanding the nuances of a contract or the culture of a group being considered are just a few. When you work with a group like 3xEquity, you avoid it all — and at no cost to you.

So, take a step back and let us do the heavy lifting. We can secure you multiple offers from leading national, regional, and local broker-dealers all while you stay 100% anonymous. You should be focusing on taking the time to weigh your options and taking these three things into consideration. 

 

Is this move beneficial to your clients?

Your clients and your ability to better serve them should always be your top priority. As you look to make a move, you’re the one advocating for your clients, so you should be ensuring that your new broker-dealer puts the clients first. It’s important to critically look at whether or not your clients will have access to better services, technology, and products as well as improved overall client experience. We can help you kick the tires and provide perspective on what you should expect.

 

What does the firm’s comp plan look like?

There’s no denying that a hefty payday can be a big influencing factor in the transition decision. After all, you’re looking for some stability for your business. Taking a close look at a firm’s compensation plan can help ensure you end up in a good spot. If a firm has a history of changing their compensation plan you might want to steer clear. The group you choose to sign with should have a comp plan that is straightforward and easy to understand. One of the biggest benefits we offer is helping our clients understand the complex and nuanced language of the offers they receive so they can make an apples-to-apples comparison.

 

Is the firm financially fit?

Getting a sense of how a potential firm stands financially is one of the most important factors to weigh for an advisor looking to make a move. Do they have a history of stability, or have they had to navigate rough waters financially? You want the firm you partner with to possess a strong financial footing — one that will help provide the support for you to grow your business and achieve your goals. As leading industry experts, we can help you understand the broker-dealer landscape and the direction many broker-dealers are taking to remain financially sound.

Finding a new place to call home for your business isn’t a process that should be rushed. Take your time and weigh all your options so you select the right spot. Working with a Transition Specialist can help you with the selection and due diligence process, ensuring you can make a smart, informed decision. Look to 3xEquity to make your big move the right fit for both you and your clients. We can provide you with up-to-date data and information on hundreds of broker-dealers. Visit 3xEquity.com to learn more. 

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