This is the best and worst market in real estate ever. Isn't it? Prices and low, so it is great for buyers, but who can get a loan these days? So, what do real estate professionals do to survive? I got in pre-foreclosure and foreclosure properties early on and closed several short sale. I work for investors who have lots of cash and help them find deals. But what do other agents do? I know some have temporarely given up and went to work for Costco, WalMart, Ikea and struggle to pay their bills. Has anyone gotten into a new business? Do you have any story to share?