Just So There's No Mistake, I DO NOT HAVE A REAL JOB!!

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Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372

There have been a few posts of late that seem to want to convince me that I am a mere employee with a REAL JOB.  See:  Being a Real Estate Agent is a REAL Job

I dispute that.  IMO, being a real estate agent is

HA!  If real estate sales is a real job, I'd probably never have lasted to become a real estate broker.  Lenn

First.  There would be the matter of age discrimination.  Even some ActiveRain members believe that many of us, especially women, who have achieved a certain age, not sure what it is, should be put out to pasture.  HA!  I'll outwork any of them any day.

Second.  No employer would tolerate my hours:  begin a 5:00 a.m., work until about Noon, then off to either do chores or go to the trap range, visit with friends/family, shop, attend CE, etc.  Back at 5:00 p.m.  Work for another 3 hours.  Off at 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.  (last night until 9:30 p.m. working on a closing for the 30th of April) 

ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR:

HOME BUYER/CLIENTS READY TO TOUR HOMES FOR SALE,
REVIEW DOCUMENTS,
MEET WITH BUILDERS,
MANAGE INSPECTIONS,
MANAGE CLOSING and more. 
REFERRAL AGENTS to manage Internet leads.
PROSPECTIVE HOME BUYERS INQUIRING ABOUT HOMES, FINANCING, ETC.

Sure, real estate sales persons are employed by real estate companies/brokers.  However, they rarely have a JOB DESCRIPTION as would be expected for "real jobs".  The INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT is for the purpose of permitting the agent/broker to work without qualifying under IRS as an "employee".  That said, the agent can usually make their own hours, arrange their own required CE and generally manage their own "business", which includes BUSINESS GENERATION, hardly a job. 

There's more.  NO!  I don't have a job, don't want one.  I am the sole proprietor, BROKER/OWNER of a real estate company.  

All real estate licensees have the same opportunity.  If you're a real estate licensed SALES PERSON or what ever it's called in your state, you have an OPPORTUNITY to advance your status in the industry to that of Associate Broker or BROKER/OWNER of a real estate company. 

BROKER/OWNER OF A REAL ESTATE COMPANY IS THE BEST "NON-JOB" IN THE COUNTRY.

Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988, serving home buyers in Loudoun County, VA.

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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Lenn -- HA!   Real job - the world of real estate offers nothing of the sort and it can/does vary so much between each practitioner.   

Apr 18, 2013 11:57 PM #1
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Michael.  THAT IS A FACT.  In fact, it has often varied within each licensee's career. 

Apr 19, 2013 12:52 AM #2
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Lenn, Then I have one "REAL JOB" and one "NOT SO REAL JOB" :)   Bill

Apr 19, 2013 02:22 AM #3
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Bill.  That's funny.  One of these days.

Apr 19, 2013 02:24 AM #4
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Lenn - You're right, and no real job could possibly be this fun, on top of all your other reasons.

Apr 19, 2013 07:37 AM #5
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Dick.  You are so right.

Apr 19, 2013 08:29 AM #6
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Lenn- if what you have is a "real job" then I sure wouldn't want to be the person to tell you that you couldn't go to the trap range.... especially with that gun in your hand. LOL

Apr 20, 2013 05:16 AM #7
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Kathy.  By the time I get to the trap range, I've probably already worked 6-7 hours.

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