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Does Your Real Estate Agent Have a Side Job?

Real Estate is a full-time job career! 

In order for your real estate agent to perform his/her job effectively and help you with your purchase or sale of a home, it's important that they keep on top of the market, deadlines, marketing, the mortgage process, inspections, and the many other components that make up the real estate sales process.

Due to the nature of the sales business and the ups and downs of working in a commission based career, many agents who fail to plan and budget, necessarily succumb to the whims of the market. 

Alternatively, those who treat real estate as the full-time career that the profession demands are the ones that are most successful in serving the needs of their clients and making sure that sales get to the closing table.

Please watch this entertaining video below to see why you don't want your real estate agent to have a side job.  When interviewing agents to help with your real estate needs, always ask "Are you a full-time REALTOR?"



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Comment balloon 10 commentsBrian Block • August 16 2010 01:22PM


Great video but I imagine you might get a few comments from part time. I also did a post on part time agents but this video is great.
Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) almost 8 years ago
That was really funny!! LOL It make you wonder when you do call the other agent, and they never answer the phone?
Posted by Amanda Nicodemus, Spring Texas Real Estate (Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood) almost 8 years ago
I'm a full time agent, but I have a part time job within the industry. I do BPOs for asset companies and banks. Last month I did something like 40 BPOs. This keeps me in the industry and brings in an extra paycheck. Keep in mind that we live in a very rural area that is sparsely populated. I have more than the average agent in closings, but right now our market is really slow, and my part time job allows me to work around my real estate career.
Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 8 years ago

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( almost 8 years ago

Funny video.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Renee Marrs Caperton, Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate (Marrs & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Great video, Brian.  I think I just may have to reblog it.  This really does illustrate the point as clearly as you can.

Posted by Anne Clark (Metro Referrals) almost 8 years ago

I once worked with a guy that was a fireman and it was SO hard to talk to him when he was 'at work".

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) almost 8 years ago

So many realtors have had to take second jobs.  Really doesn't do the seller justice.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) almost 8 years ago

FANTASTIC Video .... great spin on the market!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 8 years ago

Video removed! Guess I'm too late! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) almost 8 years ago