MY UBER DRIVER had a REALTOR license plate....

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP 0524642


I met some friends out for cocktails this evening and as industry luck would have it... the guy driving the car also had a "REALTOR" and company logo on the side of his vehicle along with a license plate that read.. "I am a Texas Realtor."

I know. I get it. 

"He's working, be nice, be sensitive, be kind, save the spotted owles and big pretty trees!" 


No. Not tonight.


I'm okay with "part-time agents" as I understand how different our industy is. With over 1 million members we are guaranteed to provide all kinds of fodder for blog material. We can be the best targets for jokes and even hatred. That's okay. I'm not worried or concerned about that. 

But, I will say this, if you are an UBER DRIVER and a Realtor, don't be a fool and think you can combine both fields of work for more opportunity. Nobody worth their business will hire their Uber driver as their Realtor.








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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Greg Nino some professions are too difficult to combine.

It will be difficult to do justice to any of them if one does so….

Nov 27, 2016 11:18 PM #1
Althea Kippes, Esq.
Catarra Real Estate, Inc. - Los Altos, CA
Serving all of Silicon Valley and San Francisco

People will do what they have to do to survive.  Instead of complaining about part-time real estate agents, be thankful that you make enough money from this business that you don't need to work a second job.  Do you think that person WANTS to be an Uber driver?  Probably not.  Be grateful, not hateful

Nov 28, 2016 12:22 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Greg. I understand your thinking but agree with Althea above.

Nov 28, 2016 01:15 AM #3
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I agree that there is enough business to keep everyone busy but I do agree with Greg in that inexperienced realtors do not add anything to our profession.  Part time  realtors  are the bane of my existence.  

Nov 28, 2016 03:09 AM #4
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Part timers 1 -2 transactions suck business from those who do this as a true profession.

Nov 28, 2016 05:25 AM #5
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You should be thankful that he wasn't the bartender where you were partying and you didn't get served because he was talking to one of your potential clients

Nov 28, 2016 06:09 AM #6
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX

I have a question:  how many people reading this walked into the real estate profession fully funded?  Why is it we find it 'wrong' when we encounter a fellow agent taking responsibility and earning money for their needs, while working at developing their real estate career?  33 years ago, I DID work as a bartender for a couple of years for two primary reasons: to pay my way through additional real estate specific courses so as to expedite my learning curve (courses for GRI, CRS, etc.); and, because I worked high-end gigs, I met and nurtured many people who are still clients 30+ years later.  As the old story goes, until you walk a mile in my shoes........

Besides, how many agents do you see driving people around for free?  At least this person is getting paid for it!

Nov 29, 2016 10:57 AM #7
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

My driver was also a proctologist. Frankly it was nice to check two boxes at one time.  I'm just glad he wasn't driving a stick shift...

Nov 29, 2016 12:05 PM #8
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas


who is hating? No reason to get dramatic. Did you used to drive a cab? 

Dec 01, 2016 10:46 AM #9
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Moonlighting as an Uber driver is fine; I know an agent who has done it.  It's the marketing of both roles on one vehicle that's problematic.

Dec 10, 2016 06:26 AM #10
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