Do You Own a Business or Just a Job?

Real Estate Agent with Maricopa Real Estate Co BR645115000

I Bet Most of You Own Your Job


Recently on my podcast - The Local Small Business Coach - I discussed how so many of us small business owners (and yes, as a Realtor, you are a small business owner) really don't own a business, we just own our job. 


For many agents and other types of small business owners, they struggle week to week, month to month trying to have enough business to pay the bills.  As long as you are in this cycle, you are actually living the life of an employee. A viable business, a successful business, will be one that not only pays the bills, but allows you put money back into your business plus save for your future. 


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How many of you treat your real estate ventures as a true business? That you set aside time to not just rush from client to client but have goals and processes in place to grow?  That each year you set not only personal finacial goals, but goals for your business?  


So, I'm curious (as I'm sure others are too) what do you do to make sure you own a business and not just a job? Share below to inspire others!



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Tammy Adams
Realtor®, Associate Broker, GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative), ePro

A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa – Go Local!

The Maricopa Real Estate Company

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Comments (8)

Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


When someone treats their real estate career as a job that's all it will ever be.

When you treat your real estate career as a business . . . . you will focus on operating your business successfully.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 19, 2017 06:48 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I treat every activity as if I was an hourly employee employed by the toughest boss around.  I question is this the best use of my time.  Nuff said.

Jan 19, 2017 08:05 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

I am guilty as charged. The key now is to find what activities others should be doing. That is my goal this year

Jan 20, 2017 05:39 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes Tammy, it is a argument made many times over by the Rich Dad crew, most here by this definition do not own a business.

Jan 19, 2017 09:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just listened to the podcast, very good!

And to answer your question on the bottom.  I have spent most of my career training, recruiting and mentoring good people so that I can step out for a while when I need to.


Jan 19, 2017 10:00 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Thanks for the listen! I appreciate it. I find so many folks in RE have "jobs" and unfortunately they are bad employees with terrible time managment. LOL

Jan 20, 2017 05:41 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Jan 19, 2017 10:15 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Yes, so many get into real estate to "own their own business" yet don't learn how to actually do it.

Jan 19, 2017 11:06 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

You are so right!  Most don't even realize they should be a business   :-(

Jan 20, 2017 05:41 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Tammy

I own several businesses and have not really thought about this before, and your post has been featured to the group:


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Jan 20, 2017 06:48 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

First off, thank you so much for the feature!  I think most of us when we own a small business forget to step back and ask ourselves the question. We are so proud to be a business owner that we never realize, in reality, we own our job. But hey, at least we like our boss!  (ok, most of the

Jan 21, 2017 08:14 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster  hope all is well it has been a while since we connected, check out this months Contests on AR sound familiar to Liz and Bill Spear  contest:))Endre

Feb 27, 2017 11:05 PM