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NurseHello!  I am Vickie McCartney, Realtor,R.N.  Yes, I am a Real Estate Broker as well as a Registered Nurse. (Well, I WAS a practicing nurse)  I was just wondering how many Realtor's, Real Estate Agents,or Real Estate Professionals with a nursing  or HealthCare back ground are out there or here in the rain?  It would be interesting to see how many of us there are.  

What would make someone switch (or even do both) to real estate?  Could it have something to do with the fact that nurses, just like real estate professionals, enjoy taking care of people? Could it be that we may have a natural inclination to want to meet and exceed a client's needs?

I know myself that while in nursing, I pursued the medical sales and marketing avenue which also caused me to develop good negotiation skills.  I have also learned to hone in and develop good listening skills.  I try to let my clients do most of the talking and therefore I really learn a lot about their specific needs.  I have had a couple tell me again recently that Realtors need to have really sharp listening skills, and that they were so glad I had that capability.

As a Realtor with a background in Nursing, I find that I first like to do an overall assessment of my clients needs.  No two clients are the same.  Each and every one has their own unique wants and needs.  I do this gathering of information by allowing my clients do almost all of the talking with myself asking open-ended questions. 

The next thing I do for a client is develop a plan specific for the client and then put their specific plan in to action.  Once their specific plan is implemented, I then have to re-evaluate the plan and adjust it according to the outcomes we have achieved.  We have to constantly evaluate their outcomes and re-evaluate until we reach their specific goals.  We are simply looking for the right home, in the right place, at the right price, and at the right time. It sounds  almost giving medications, doesn't it?

I am happy to report that my nursing background entails me to provide my clients the utmost of care.  We both benefit from that.  The real benefit comes though when together we actually find the right home, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price!  Then, we truly are all winners!  What made you leave the healthcare profession and come to real estate instead?  Did YOU make the right choice?  Let me and the rest of us know.  Looking forward to hearing from all of you that are out there. 

Vickie McCartney, Realtor ~Home Realty GMAC~ Owensboro, Kentucky

 

 

 

  Send me a quick comment so I know you are out ther!.   But, more than that join the Calling all Nurses group so that I know just how many of us are out there.  I KNOW I can't be the only one!! Stand up and be counted!

Call  or email Vickie McCartney!

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Vickie McCartney, Realtor, Broker Associate, ABR,~ Maverick Realty, Owensboro, KY

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Rainmaker
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Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

Sheree_ Hello, and welcome to the Rain!  I went from Nursing to Massage therapy, to real estate.  When I started as a realtor, I was still doing massage, but finally found if I really wanted to succeed in REal estate, I needed to do it full time, so transitioned to real estate.  I have the BSN, and debated whether to put in on my cards, and decided not to.  And my rationale was that I didn't want to have people start the "Oh, how long have you been in real estate" and then have the answer be two months, or whatever.  I have been in real estate almost four years now, and so may bring up my background in health care, but don't make an issue out of it either way.

As far as juggling both- it may also depend on your financial situation, if you can go without any income for as long as it takes to close something.  I only just let my license go inactive this past year, afterover 25 years!  Wow! that was strange!! 

Apr 07, 2008 04:11 PM #32
Anonymous
Sheree Keenum

Thank you guys so much for your advice.  I genuinely appreciate it.  I am in Little Rock, AR. The market here hasn't had as much of a slump as other places have.  I'm hoping that it will be good to me ;-)  I have other RN friends that are itching to go to real estate school as soon as they get some down time.  I'm encouraging them to go. . .hopefully that advice will not come back to bite me one day! 

 I've pretty much decided not to put RN on my realtor business cards because I don't want every one of my clients asking my advice for every ailment they or their family members may have.

Apr 08, 2008 07:51 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Sheree, You may have a great point there!! I hear the Little Rock market is great, lucky you!  You will love real estate. ( I do) We nurses are really good at meeting and exceeding people's needs.  You will do great if you put your heart and soul in to it, and keep learning and asking questions. Email me any time.  Vickie 
Apr 08, 2008 10:55 AM #34
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Jamie

Hello There!

I am an R.N. currently working in a CCU. I am considering a career change because I am having trouble with the "life and death" nature of my work. I have alot of anxiety from this and feel that I  need to do something else!!

I also have an entrepreneurial nature and really want to have more autonomy and to "see the light of day" on a day that I need to work. I also really enjoyed buying my home, and think it would be rewarding to help others achieve home ownership.  I have taken several "personality quizzes" that have put real estate as my #1 profession.  I am seriously considering becoming an agent.  I don't want to enter with an unrealtistic view, as I tend to see things with rose colored glasses!

Could you share with me some of the pros and cons of being a real estate agent.  I am considering moving to PT per diem home care nursing to earn income, as I am sure it would be quite sometime before I ever were to see any compensation.  I am married and my husband works full time as a nurse as well, we can survive if need be without my income but things would be VERY tight!!  How long did it take you to make a sale?  Thanks a bunch!

 

Jul 30, 2008 08:41 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Jamie~ Thanks for your interest in our group!  Hopefully some of the others will chime in too!  I am Vickie McCartney and I have been in Real Estate for 10 years, 7 of which I had my own Firm. 

Once  I decided to get in to real estate,  I started out part time while still working as an  RN.  I personally would recommend starting out part time until you establish a strong presence in real estate and start closing some deals. 

 I actually closed on my first home the first week I had my license.  But, I have a lot of sales and marketing experience as I was a RN that worked in the sales and marketing aspect of Nursing, for example I worked for a division of Hill-Rom which manufactures specialty beds for patients with bed sores and needed wound care as well as special beds to assist with quicker healing of their wounds.   I have never looked back and I have always made more money as well as enjoy it much more than nursing.  Yes, the nursing license wa much harder to get and I still have it, but just not using it at present. 

 A lot of your real estate success depends on your attitude and the Firm you actually sign up to work with!  If you would like to discuss my experiences further, please email me at VickieMcCartney@gmail.com and ask away.....   Sincerely, Vickie McCartney

Jul 30, 2008 09:16 AM #36
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Melissa Archer, Broker, CRB, CRS, GRI
Cobalt Premier Properties - Franklin, TN

Hi Vickie...I'm a very long-time RN (28 yrs), a pretty-long time Broker (12 yrs) and a short-time blogger (10 minutes). I joined AR today! Can't wait to get some mileage. Nurses make great Brokers. I don't know what to do next...this stuff is scary. I have a profile...now what? It's time for me to learn how to use all these cool tools to meet people. My techie experience is limited. Mostly I look into the eyes of some long-haired hippie type and say "Just make it work..." I'm still trying to figure out if a Blackberry might be useful.

If I can figure out how to stay in touch with the nurses in real estate I will...otherwise find me if you can! Is there a group for nurse-realtors??  

Aug 03, 2008 08:02 AM #37
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Deanna Zaganas
Keller Williams American Premier Realty - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Realtor, ABR, ASP, CDPE, RN

Vickie,

I just commented on another one of your blogs. I am a RN working at Univeristy of MD Shock Trauma Center and also work as a Realtor. I think both professions compliment each other.  I heard that there were lots of Real Estate agents that are nurses or teachers.  I think it is great you started this group.

Aug 29, 2008 03:25 PM #38
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theacasey-wilcoxson

Hello Vickie,

I just saw your posts.  I am a RN/Realtor in Georgia.  I have been in Nursing for over 25 years (I started right out of pre k) and I needed a new career.  I simply love real estate and believe that my Nursing career makes me a better Realtor.  I never regret my Nursing career choice because I learned a great deal and it took me where I wanted to go, as far as a flexible schedule while advancing my education and raising my family.  Now that my children are almost adults, I decided to move on, so I chose Real Estate.  I really enjoy seeing other RN/Realtors.  Lets keep in touch .www.thea.wilcoxson@metrobrokers.com

Jul 04, 2009 08:14 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Theacasey-Wilcoxson~ I tried to come and visit your website, but for some reason I am having trouble.  My RN background has definitely assisted me well in Real Estate. I am going to try to find you and keep in touch with you.  Send me your email since I can't seem to get to your website to find your email. 

Jul 04, 2009 01:36 PM #41
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Deanna Zaganas
Keller Williams American Premier Realty - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Realtor, ABR, ASP, CDPE, RN

I never realized there were so many Realtors that were also a part of the health care arena. I do think both professions compliment each other. We are still taking care of a person's needs but just in a different way.

Nov 17, 2009 10:36 AM #42
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Deanna~  So glad you stopped by again.  How is business in your area? 

Nov 17, 2009 01:19 PM #43
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Nicole Monary
Sellstate Next Gen Realty - San Diego, CA
Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods

Vickie,

I'm a former nurse manager for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I have many nurse clients as well as other medical professionals.  My nursing skills come in handy everyday being a realtor.  Great idea to unite us.

Thanks.

Jan 17, 2011 09:09 AM #44
Anonymous
Vicki Knotts

Hello Vickie,

I am so happy I stumbled upon this group of Nurse/Realtors! I have been in the nursing profession for over 20 years and recently decided to start a new chapter in my life by pursuing a career in real estate. I thought I was crazy, I thought I was the only one out there leaving the security of the health care sector...so happy to see a support of sucessful professional Nurse-turned-Realtors exists. The parallels between the two professions are astounding. We have an inherent ability to empathize and advocate for the best interests of people...who better to serve the pubic navigate through the complex arena of real estate than a compassionate and caring nurse who is also licensed as a Realtor!

Fondly, Vicki

(yes, I am also a Vicki :)

Jan 25, 2012 01:42 AM #45
Anonymous
Diane Jackson-Abel

Wow,  I thought I might be one of the only ones that changed from Nurse to Realtor.   I am currently taking my courses and should take my test soon.  If all goes as planed I will have my license within a month.  I am very excited about this career change and even more excited to see that other RN's have taken this path before me.  I have been an RN for 27years and have always wanted to work for myself and been interested in Real Estate but was not ever able to makie the change until now.  If any of you have any advice for me as a new Realtor please email me.  I will check back to this site of and on to see if others post.  It looks like last post was over 1 year ago.  Hope all of you are still pursueing your dream and finding success. 

 

Diane

Irving Texas

Oct 25, 2012 11:41 AM #46
Anonymous
Paul

My name is Paul. I'm an RN. I guess the difference between me from many of you is that I was a Realtor first. I was a Realtor for about 7 years, then got my RN. I've now been an RN for about 2 years. Now I'm thinking of getting back into real estate. I really miss the autonomy! Nursing is very micromanaged from my point of view and for good reasons, but im not sure I like it. I tend to be a free spirit who likes helping people.

Not sure of my next move but any advise would be appreciated. Btw, I live and work in San Francisco.

Oct 24, 2014 02:01 AM #47
Anonymous
Mena

Well, I am a realtor in FL, and I want to become a RN, I am not sure if I am making the right move here, and I am very confused. Any advise will be appreciated

Thank you

Jun 16, 2015 04:35 AM #48
Anonymous
Shannon Berube

My name is Shannon Berube and I have been an ICU RN for 10 years and just started doing real estate the last couple of years. My husband is the Broker at It's Closing Time Realty in Grapevine, Texas. I stay very busy juggling two careers, but I have really enjoyed keeping up with the latest real estate and nursing trends! They are both always changing! Look me at www.RealtorNurse.com

Nov 08, 2015 05:18 AM #49
Anonymous
Sara Aronzon

Hi Vickie,I am an LPN and would like to become a real estate agent. Would like to find the right route to begin my new journey.Sincerely,Sara A.

Apr 21, 2016 06:58 PM #50
Anonymous
Jennifer

I am a BSN, RN, who went into real estate in 2015... just received Rookie of the Year award from the association this month! I have heard over and over again that nurses make the best Realtors!

Dec 28, 2016 02:04 PM #51
Anonymous
Catharine

Wow! I am in my last semester of nursing school and taking my real estate prelicensing education right now too. I should be sitting for the NCLEX and real estate exam just a couple of weeks apart. It’s good to know that I’m not the only one doing both careers! Wish me luck!

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