CRE Midwest Getting knocked down, then getting up again: It's how new brokers succeed Brokers are attracted to commercial real estate because of the freedom: The only factor limiting your success? How hard you work. But for brokers new to the industry, those first few years in commercial brokerage can prove challenging. This isn’t a salaried job. It’s all about commissions. How do you earn those commissions when you’re just getting started?