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You either make the commitment by Jumping In! or you don't.

Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Find Your Passion and Leap!

Everyone knows that a cat doesn't like to get its paws wet, so it will LEAP great distances to avoid water in order to get to their intended destination. Real estate is not an industry for testing the waters. You either make the commitment by Jumping In! or you don't.


Mary Yonker's post http://activerain.com/blogsview/1407685/real-estate-career-part-time-vs-full-time-inspired me to write this post. (Thank you Mary.) She discussed training, time commitments, schedules, family support and I must agree that in order to become a successful real estate agent, you must make a full time commitment.


I started out part-time but soon followed these steps:

  • Set a date to go full-time
  • Put several months salary aside
  • Interviewed with several brokerages
  • Took classes and attended seminars
  • Practiced scripts with fellow agents
  • Created a WOW! listing presentation
  • Jumped in Full Time!


If you are a part-time agent, you are never able to fully commit yourself to your clients or to the industry due to other factors. It's your choice...You either make the committment by Jumping In! or you don't.




Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can!


A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter.

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Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Wanda - Good for you. The attention and detail that you put into just becoming a realtor will serve you well.


Jan 03, 2010 01:30 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Bill, I'd say yours is a success story after all that has happened since getting laid off! Congratulations and keep believing!

Thanks Sybil, Real estate is very demanding and you must put a lot of effort into it to make it work.


Jan 03, 2010 01:35 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Sonja, That is a great story! Good for you!

Emily, After a short time I figured that out. Thank goodness!

Nathan, If possible, that is the best way to start out! Much success to you!

Tom, You do not have to agree with me. This is my opinion and comes from my experience. The best to you!

Keith, Congratulations on your decision! If you ever need encouragement or information, AR is a great place to start! I wish you a most successful year!

Gregory, Very true! Best wishes to you as well for 2010!

Marcy, I appreciate that very much! I do love the real estate industry!

Joan I wish you continued success and a Happy 2010!

Tom, People think we make an easy buck the moment we receive our license. If only more people knew how difficult it is, they'd have more respect for our industry. Maybe?

Michael, Thank you and I appreciate the kind words. The best to you in 2010!

Jan 03, 2010 01:48 PM
Sal Antsipenka
Naples, FL

Oh relax, it's not healthy to take things so seriously. Real Estate business can be fun and done full or part time. It depends what kind of money you want to make and how well you can handle other commitments. I am running 3 businesses at the same time and meet daily real estate challenges without a hitch. My secret? My two other businesses are on line.

Jan 03, 2010 02:29 PM
James Lyon
Vista Pacific Realty - Sacramento, CA

I agree that most if not all agents should be full time. That way everyone would answer their phones.

Jan 03, 2010 02:53 PM
Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Hi Wanda,  I whole-heartedly agree, one cannot fly from Chicago to New York by getting partially onboard.  I always think back to history.  When Hannibal had unloaded his troops and elephants and had started ahead to cross the Alps, his army turned and looked behind them and saw their ships burning.  Hannibal had ordered the ships burned so there was no retreat.  It was either victory or defeat.  He won!

Jan 03, 2010 04:48 PM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
" A great Realtor? Everyone knows it's Wendy!

You've gotta be all in!  It is a huge committment but it is a business and we have to work to make that business thrive and do what ever it takes to keep it that way! Thank you for the post!

Jan 03, 2010 06:53 PM
Frank Castaldini
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

If you dabble you die.

Jan 03, 2010 10:30 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Sal, You're a busy person! Thanks for stopping by!

James, That does seem to be a problem!

Gary, We are definitely on the same page and thank you for the history lesson!

You're welcome Wendy, The best to you in 2010!

Frank, You got right to the point! Thank you for that!

Jan 04, 2010 12:08 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Great post!

Great analogy!

Definitely worthy of the feature you've earned Wanda!

Well done my friend.

Jan 04, 2010 12:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you for the kind words Craig! They are much appreciated!

Jan 04, 2010 12:44 AM
Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA

Wanda- LOVE your post!  Life is all about taking risks and knowing where to concentrate your energies to be successful. I think every one of us on Active Rain can relate to this post in one way or another.  

Jan 04, 2010 01:28 AM
Susan Thompson-Solomons
Monument Sotheby's International Realty - Solomons, MD
Southern MD Real Estate-Solomons Specialist

I have always believed full time is the best approach and to have plan as to how you are going to go about it. Actually, I have had sellers ask me if I am a full time agent - it's definitely a big marketing point with them.

Jan 04, 2010 05:29 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks Tara, We are unable to grow our business if we are unwilling or cannot to move forward!

Susan, Proper planning is extremely important for our business!

Jan 04, 2010 05:43 AM
David J. Lampe
Your Castle Real Estate - Arvada, CO
Realtor - Web Savvy Denver

Thanks for the great post. It takes commitment and lots of time to be successful.

Jan 04, 2010 10:11 AM
Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ

Gotta put both feet in for sure!! Congrats on the feature!!  You live in such a beautiful area!!  I know that Kayenta is calling my name when retirement rolls around!!  All the best in 2010!!

Jan 04, 2010 05:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

J. David, A true commitment is necessary for anything you have a passion for!

Stephen, Come on down! The air is clean, the weather is mild and it's a great place to live! The best to you as well!

Jan 05, 2010 06:51 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I agree!    This is an information business, and unless one is in it "full time", then one is always out of the loop, thus not giving good advice to clients.   

Jan 08, 2010 04:35 AM
Nancy & Mike Thompson
Prudential, Cody homes, - Cody, WY
CRS, ABR, e-PRO, GRI - Prudential Real Estate - Cody Wyoming Homes

I Totally agree. and having to work with them on a contract is scary!!! Great POST!

Jan 16, 2011 08:45 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Absolutely.  I also started part-time, and the economies of scale in total focus are incredible.  Thanks for this.

Feb 27, 2019 08:22 AM