If you're thinking about becoming a real estate agent, you may be wondering if you can do it part-time. The answer is yes - you can become a part-time real estate agent. In fact, I would highly recommend it. Here's why:
If you've never worked in a commission-only sales position before, it can be jarring at first.
Starting part-time can help you get used to the demands of the job and see if it's a good fit for you without the pressure of having to sell or rent a house to eat and pay bills.
If you're already working a part-time job, you can likely coordinate your schedule to fit. Suppose you need to pick up a part-time job while getting going in real estate. You'll have a similar situation as long as you prioritize a schedule that allows you to show the property when clients are available (ideally at night and on weekends)
Along the lines of #1, new agents with a full-time job will have fewer financial concerns in the early days. This gives them a longer runway to plan, budget, and hone their skills.
Part-time work in real estate lets you dabble in the business without making a huge time commitment. You can learn about the neighborhoods where you want to work, what type of properties are in demand, and how the market is performing without dedicating your life to it. You can learn different aspects and niches of the business from other agents and find what area is the best fit.
Becoming a part-time real estate agent can be a great way to test the waters if you're thinking about making a career change into this field. It can also be helpful if you're already working a part-time job and want to start slowly in order to see how this new career fits into your life. Working as a part-time agent can be a great way to earn extra cash or the perfect runway to launching a new career.
The choice is yours, but one thing is for sure. Both part-time and full-time agents need a real estate license to get started. That's where we come in.
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