Real estate is a wonderful game when times are good but not so much fun in down times.
The Great Depression of 2008 until who knows when is one of those unkind times.
Some seasoned agents probably put away funds from 2003-2008 but most probably did not.
Like all 100% commission sales professions our incomes can fluctuate big time .
If you are one of those who prepared for The Great Ressession then you are possibly in a position to invest which is where the real money is.
We have done the rental game but today just do the best -land .Anybody who can buy ,option, get land by owner financing etc. in 2015 should do it any way they can.
In 5 years you will be a happy camper.