Jim Joeriman, Helping Agents Reach New Heights (Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc)

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Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
Brokering Success

My #1 agent who will surpass her $100,000 commission goal is part time.  And, she obviously does more with her part time than some of my full timers.  

This is about motivation, dedication and a love of the business.  And who is to say that a part timer will not be working towards crossing over into full time.

If the agent meets your corporate culture and what you are looking for, do not be put off by part time.

Nov 05, 2015 09:00 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I look at it from a client's perspective.  Is the agent readily available when they need assistance?  Working with part timers on the other side of the deal has been a nightmare for me.  They can only communicate during their breaks and after 5.

Nov 05, 2015 10:01 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I work part-time hours for full time cheques

Isn't that why most of us got into the business?  To work our own hours in the manner which suits us best.

I don't have another job but I do embrace the "if you want something done, ask a busy person" school of thought!

Nov 05, 2015 09:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I will embrace anyone who does their job in a professional and competent manner.

Nov 05, 2015 07:23 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jim Joeriman Yes, we should embrace part time agents. Many part timers out perform full time agents. It's the spare time agents I wonder about.

Nov 05, 2015 07:21 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I think the issue is competence and can the part time agent be reached in a timely manner if needed by the client or another agent, title company, etc.

Nov 05, 2015 04:13 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

There is nothing wrong with a part time agent.  With the high cost of starting out,  for some future great agents, they had to have another job for the fist year.  I do have a problem, when they don't produce and won't communicate.

Nov 05, 2015 11:18 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I support any agent who does a good job for their clients -- it does not matter to me if they are considered full or part time.

Nov 05, 2015 11:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As with all things, it depends on the person, some can be very effective working part time while others are incompetent on a full time basis.

Nov 05, 2015 10:54 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is a portfolio thing.  It makes your company look huge.   Coldwell Bankers here do not want PT but how do they know you got another job?

Years ago I could not find my fortune 500 corp manager. At the grocery store I picked up one of their listings and 66 agents photos.  I realized he was working across the street doing RE. Out of 66 agents I recognize 20 agents. I went to C21 one day OMG I recognize many faces who are supposed to working FT at company.  That is the con part.


Nov 05, 2015 08:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we would, especially if they have a good work ethic.  A

Nov 05, 2015 08:02 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Soemtimes I have more issues with 20 year full time agents so yes I would embrace them and I do.

Nov 05, 2015 07:39 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absolutely, we should embrace part time agents. If the part-timer can make it work, why would we exclude folks?

Nov 05, 2015 07:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

it is up to the consumer to decide whether he wants to work with apart time agent or full time agent. It makes no difference to me.

Nov 06, 2015 08:51 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

FT/PT no difference.  Competent/Incompetent big difference!

Nov 05, 2015 11:08 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't embrace nor do I shun them.  To each his own.  I just know it is hard to do this part time.

Nov 05, 2015 09:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I was recently listening to a legal webinar where predicted an increase in new licensees since the prices are up and economy is more or less stable. Well, this is beyond our control, but completions always makes us work better and smarter.  

Nov 05, 2015 04:37 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't get the whole debate.  As long as the person is doing their job well who the heck cares how many hours they do or don't take to do it. If a person is happy with one closing a month and one client at a time fine with me.  

Nov 05, 2015 12:39 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jim, this is very good question.

Nov 05, 2015 12:38 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

While only an opinion I feel that if an agent is successful they would have income enough to make it a full time career.  That is a rather large statement with many reasons to only want doing it part time.  More often than not checking statistics will show it to be true.  mark

Nov 05, 2015 11:54 AM