- Is there anything wrong with just wanting to be a part time agent?
- It’s not like they are a drain on resources.
- It’s not like they demand an unreasonable share of leads and coaching.
There are a group of licensed sales people who just want to hang their licenses and be ready to help whomever they come across! I say, what’s wrong with that?
Full time or part time is based on production. I know a number of agents who spend hours and hours to produce one single sale, and I know many “part timers” that are able to put several deals a year together by just focusing on their own sphere of influence. Why should the part time agent be tagged with a lower split or get less respect in the industry because they perhaps work another full time job?
As a Broker for many years, I have found that sometimes less really is more. Sometimes a part time agent can move a deal from start to finish as well or better than an agent who handles several deals a month. With less distractions, maybe the part timer is more focused, not in such a rush to move to the next lead or deal, and gives their clients a bit more attention. The client is always going to stick to the agent that worked the deal with a conscientious eye and gave them plenty of personal attention. By not being over-committed, it may be the part timer who is present at the home inspection, doesn’t pawn off the paperwork on the attorney, and shows his support by being present at the closing