The Real Estate Agent: just a license or a career? Just in the last few weeks, I know of two people that have acquired their real estate license. They both have signed on with real estate firms. They both have other full time jobs. They both think they can make money in real estate. All this may be true, but unknown to the poor unsuspecting consumer, they know very little about the real estate business, and this can get them into big trouble, create very unhappy clients, and give real estate agents a bad reputation. As full time real estate agents who take their jobs very seriously, we all know that it takes years to develop the skills and knowledge to truly become proficient in our careers. I can only view these part-timers as people who are taking away business from the true professionals and frankly, I have very little respect for them. It's one thing if you're a referral agent, it's another when you try to do a job you scarcely know how to do. Your thoughts?