Real Estate Full Time Job?

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I can't help but notice that there are a good number of people who are working in real estate on a part time basis. I don't think it is a bad thing, but I don't go to a part time doctor. I am always hearing the biggest investment in most peoples lives is their home. I feel that I would want someone who has an office, is there daily, continues there education and has some real skin in the game to take good care of my most impotant investment.

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Karen Turney
Homesmart - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate
Today, I called to see a home, and found that I have to go to the neighbors house 5 doors down to pick up the key!!  The agent is part time and doesn't own a lockbox. They have always been around (part timers) and have always been a problem.. I hope the consumer knows that great negotiation skills can not be honed on a part time basis.
Apr 28, 2008 02:22 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
I rmember starting out in Real Estate, Part time.  I worked a least 30 hrs a week.  I don't know how you could work less?
Apr 29, 2008 03:43 AM #2
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Realtor - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
Great point Sharon, there is no way I would go to a part time optometrist or neurologist.
Apr 29, 2008 04:54 AM #3
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


How could any part-timer ever convince anyone that the are skilled enough to do the job? I can only think of one exception ... a long time agent that is semi-retired!

Apr 29, 2008 06:07 AM #4
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
I've had to deal with a number of "full-time" agents who were never available when I needed them. I've also dealt with "part-time" agents who did a very good job. It's not really whether or not you do another job that matters, but how well you do THIS job, when you do it.
Apr 29, 2008 06:33 AM #5
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
Sharon:  I work in real estate full-time, and sometimes that's not enough.  I can't imagine that part-time agents really are adept enough to handle some of the situations that are out there in this market.
Apr 29, 2008 12:17 PM #6
Andy Laughlin - Bellingham, WA
Yeah, I agree!! I'm just getting started in the business so I'm part time until I get rolling. Working 2 jobs to get enough money to get all I need to get started in Real Estate.
May 02, 2008 08:30 PM #7
Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ
I understand the need to start out part time but this is the largest investment most people have so respect the consumer and get a partner/mentor and learn the business or go do something else.
May 03, 2008 01:40 PM #8
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