part time versus full time: Mixing Business with Business... Are You Sending Mixed Messages? - 06/24/10 12:32 AM
An acupuncturist who also sells Pre-Paid Legal Services memberships... A sales trainer who also distributes organic chocolate bars... A land development consultant who also sells purified water machines... A real estate agent who also sells beauty products...
I'm seeing more and more of this. Friends, acquaintances and service providers promoting their *other* businesses to the same audience to whom they promote their *primary* businesses.
For example, I get emails now and then from a real estate agent who includes a blurb about that month's Avon (or maybe it's Mary Kay) special in her signature line. Sometimes it's reversed; she sends out … (61 comments)

part time versus full time: Selling Real Estate Nights & Weekends Is Not the Answer... But there IS an answer... - 06/10/10 12:26 AM

In the last week, I've been contacted by three (or was it four?) aspiring real estate agents who began the conversation with some variation of the words "I know you don't approve of selling real estate part-time, but..." and proceeded to tell me why I might consider "approving" of their situation.
Sorry. Ain't gonna happen. Okay, well, let me confess that one of the three (or four) aspiring agents actually had a potentially viable proposition for success as a part-time new agent, but the others (love y'all, but...) did not. Their main argument to my proclamation that part-time ain't gonna … (79 comments)

part time versus full time: Is it Your "Right" to Dabble in Real Estate? Well, of course it is... but should it be? - 04/22/10 11:56 PM
Last week I posted a blog revisiting the notion of starting a new real estate career part-time in order to hedge one's bets (and put food on the table). Got some fantastic, well-thunked-out comments, some agreeing with me, some not... which of course, makes the discussion interesting.
But one of the later comments got me thinking (thunking?)...
Steve┬áBachman left this comment: "What percentage of agents nationwide make their total family living in this business? My guess is less than 15%. What do you think? The nice part of the business is that you can make it what you want. My wife … (23 comments)

part time versus full time: Rookie Real Estate Agents - Revisiting Full-Time Versus Part-Time in 2010 - 04/15/10 11:46 PM

Whether or not one can succeed/survive in this industry doing it part-time is always a good topic for debate. Emotions run high, tempers flare, feelings get hurt. Bummer.
But it really is an important question, especially TO those considering entering the field.
I've been thinking about it a lot, so I'll take one for the team and open up that can of worms yet again.
For the record, I've always been of the seemingly obvious opinion that if you're going to do something, do it 100%. And in an industry where far more practitioners fail than succeed, it only makes … (69 comments)

 
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