Building a brokerage is no easy feat, and for some, finding a partner to take the journey with may be the best course of action. However, though from the outset someone may seem like a perfect fit for the enterprise, it’s possible a lack of proper due diligence could leave you with a partner who doesn’t exactly share your same vision for the future—or agree on what steps you should take to get there. Avoiding these situations requires a solid understanding of how to spot suitable partners, as well as unsuitable ones. If someone doesn’t demonstrate the proper criteria, it’s a safe bet that they just aren’t suited to being your brokerage partner. Experience is the best judge in these cases, which is why 13 experts from Forbes Real Estate Council discussed some of the key factors to look for when choosing a partner who will help you and your brokerage go the distance. Click to read more at www.forbes.com.