Location: New York
Submitted 06/02/12 07:24 PM

Q. Hey everyone out there! I have a question or maybe some advice from the masses. I've been a part time realtor for a year and a half. I do ok but must admit it is MUCH harder than I thought to balance a real estate career and a 9 to 5 job. I have very close associations with some of the top realtors in my area who are always gracious enough to let me do open houses and get out there. So my question is what do some of you full timers think. Should I take the plunge and do it full time? Also would love to hear what other part timers think as well. Thanks! Ed

 

Answer #1
Submitted 06/02/12 07:45 PM
Walter Sadowski NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, The Real Estate Resource (Cafe Realty): Real Estate Agent in Somers, NY Walter Sadowski NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, The Real Estate Resource (Cafe Realty)
Real Estate Agent
Somers, NY

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As a former full time practicing real estate agent as well as coach and consultant to new through top producing agents... Here is what I would suggest.

Ask yourself these questions:

1) Are you living life the way you believe you are capable of right now?

2) Is it the RISK or REWARD that scares or excites me?

3) Am I making this consideration for myself, others or both?

4) What's the worst that could happen?

5) What's the best that could happen?

All you need is already inside you, just need the right questions to draw it out... Need more, be happy to ask more!!!

 

Answer #2
Submitted 06/05/12 12:22 PM
Meghan Lawson, "Top Recommended Agent" (PALMERHOUSE PROPERTIES): Real Estate Agent in Marietta, GA Meghan Lawson, "Top Recommended Agent" (PALMERHOUSE PROPERTIES)
Real Estate Agent
Marietta, GA

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I always say that if you are interested in pursuing real estate as a career, you have to do it fulltime! Doing it part time will get you part time money! Go fulltime and reap the benefits of this wonderful field!

Answer #3
Submitted 06/05/12 02:10 PM
Jack Snyder, Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, California, 949-204-8584 (Loan Officer in Orange County for Omni-Fund Inc.): Mortgage and Lending in San Clemente, CA Jack Snyder, Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, California, 949-204-8584 (Loan Officer in Orange County for Omni-Fund Inc.)
Mortgage and Lending
San Clemente, CA

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Take the plunge and get yourself some listings, I would look at some of the following...

Internet Marketing Specialist Designation

 

Working Expired Listings The Easy Way!

Either one of these can bring you immediate results.

Answer #4
Submitted 06/07/12 10:18 AM
Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY (RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Massapequa, NY Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY (RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Real Estate Broker/Owner
Massapequa, NY

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Hi Ed... I would say that it depends what you want... If you want part time money work part time... If on the other hand you wish to build a lucrative career for yourself them you must go Full-time... with 110% commitment and you must be willing to have it take time for you to reach that goal..

Several years ago one of my sons graduated from Medical School at a cost to us of over $500,000.00.  His first year as a Board Certified ER Doc he made less than my top agent.  It took him four years to pass her... I tell you this because having taught agents for over 30 years I know for a fact that most fail because they are underfunded and or looking for instant gratification...

By the way that year my top agent cleared $272,000.00 (and change) she had been in the business full time for 6 years... she continues to hover around that number and it did not cost $500,000.00 for a license.. My son had been in school for 10 years before he was positioned to earn dime one!

Any questions feel free to contact me... I love helping agents...

Beth

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