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#421379 - 03/10/13 03:45 PM Real estate part-time/on the side?
rachannaq Offline
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Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 1
Loc: PA
I've been in the field of education for 10 years, & am highly considering this career change. I have a meeting with a local real estate agency this week to discuss training options, & I am very much looking forward to it! However, I won't be able to give up my full-time/salaried/benefits job just yet. Is it possible to grow a real estate business on the side? I realize I won't make as much of an income as I could if I pursued it full time, but would I LOSE money getting into it evenings and weekends only right now? Thanks in advance!

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#421382 - 03/10/13 04:43 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
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Take a moment and read a few of the prior discussions on the topic of "part-time", using the search feature over here in the right column ====>>>

Remember to embed part-time (or any multi-word term) in "quotes" as you define your search.

It's been discussed a bazillion times.
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#421409 - 03/10/13 06:48 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
Malok Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Kentucky - in a barn!
Its really hard IMO to be "part time". Buying/selling a home is generally the most expensive transaction a person does.

So you have to ask yourself....realistically, would you go to any part time professional yourself?
Would you go to a "part time" doctor that drove a bus as his "real job" during the day?

Probably not. I recommend committing to your profession. Theres a lot to learn, and it is a full time job keeping up with all of the trends in the marketplace that are happening.

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#421622 - 03/14/13 04:22 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
Scintillion Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Unfortunately there is a large percentage of agents who make up the group of "part time" individuals who are in the real estate profession. This isn't always a bad thing but can sometimes lead to issues.

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#421629 - 03/14/13 06:48 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
DelCidsRealty Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 1002
Loc: CA
I agree with Vermont. DO a search on part time or part-time and you will find a lot of results, being that it has been discussed numerous times. If you can not put in the effort to do this. Then you will have your answer on whether or not to pursue realesate part-time.

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#421660 - 03/15/13 03:29 AM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
75Corvette Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 1209
Loc: Ohio
Only if you have an INCREDIBLE network, and if you have that, it won't be long before you're no longer part-time anyway.

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#422025 - 03/26/13 04:16 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: rachannaq]
KWCareers Offline
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Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 94
Loc: Worldwide
Bottom line...if you don't have a 'full-time' mentality, you will not be able to compete in this industry. The great thing about starting a real estate career today, is that technology is an amazing tool that can allow you to lead generate 'full-time' even though you are maintaining another job. Good luck!!

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#422027 - 03/26/13 06:37 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: KWCareers]
Scintillion Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: KWCareers
Bottom line...if you don't have a 'full-time' mentality, you will not be able to compete in this industry. The great thing about starting a real estate career today, is that technology is an amazing tool that can allow you to lead generate 'full-time' even though you are maintaining another job. Good luck!!


Absolutely correct - there is a lot to stay abreast of in the real estate profession. Technology has certainly changed the game as well.

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#422046 - 03/27/13 05:07 PM Re: Real estate part-time/on the side? [Re: Scintillion]
TylerMeyerRE Offline
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Registered: 10/08/10
Posts: 43
Loc: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
You get what you put in. Real estate can take you everywhere you want to be. Whether that means you put in 75% of your time, or 300%.

Set goals for yourself, and they'll be easily obtainable.

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