Starting Your New Real Estate Career Part-Time
Published Thursday, June 14, 2018
The very best way to begin a successful real estate career is to just dive right in and work full-time. In many cases, however, it's just not possible with the obligations we all face... so the question is often, "Can I start part-time?" .... and with the right strategy, the answer is yes. Be prepared, however, to be frustrated if you can only work nights and weekends. What often happens is you find yourself showing homes to your buyers on the weekend and they call you Monday morning saying that they want to buy. If you're stuck at your other job, you have a big problem.
The other problem with working part-time is attending real estate training and important office meetings. Most companies conduct those during the day. Again, if you're committed to another boss, you'll be at a big disadvantage.
One way to have success part-time is to find a full-time agent to partner with who can cover for you when you're not available. You make an agreement to share part of your commission when the transaction closes and it's a win-win. Understand, they will be your partner, but you aren't necessarily their partner. They agree to support you, but they may or may not need you to help support them. Another benefit of having a partner is that they can also help with your real estate sales training.
You might need to use most of your vacation time to attend the real estate training courses and the important office meetings, but it will be time well spent.
Once you start seeing some success, you'll be able to say goodbye to that other job and enjoy the benefits of a full-time real estate career.