The harsh reality of the business - Brian Rodgers

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 Here is the harsh reality of our industry. There are over a million NAR members. Eighty to ninety percent of all new licensees leave after 1-3 years in business.

The average work week according to several studies conducted by NAR and a few other organizations for the average Realtor is 60 hours a week. That’s the average work week.  And the average income is $32,300. So based on a 60 hour work week the average realtor makes around $12 an hour, which is just a bit slightly higher than the average assistant makes in our industry. And I don’t know what minimum wage is these days, but this has got to be pretty close to minimum wage.

Comments (2)

Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

This guy isn't going anywhere Yes, It's the harsh reality, but yet the ones that do survive are the best and so are industry is getting better every year. Real Estate is a career and not a job though so you have to have staying power.

May 16, 2008 09:36 AM
Eric Johnson

I hate to do this but it has become necessary at this point.

I would advise anyone to be very wary doing any business with Brian Rodgers. I did some contract work for him and was never paid any of the money I am owed. ($3000 total) The most disconcerting thing about this is that anytime I have asked for payment he has sent emails of an incredibly bullying nature. This is not out of character. Look for any post where someone complains about Brian online and you will see him go into attack mode rather quickly.

I am in the process of suing Mr. Rodgers and, in the meantime, am unwilling to allow him to do this to someone else.

My email address is If anyone needs furthur proof of this I have about 100 emails saved from our conversations and will be willing to share them with you.

I am not trying to attack Brian here. I am just unwilling to let someone who cheats and bullies others have a good name online.

Eric Johnson

Mar 06, 2013 11:19 PM

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