Ed Chin (Core Ohio Realty Advisors)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 As I was reading your question, I had the same thought as Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates --- use great care in choosing the right partnership.    

Mar 27, 2016 02:55 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I would suggest partnering up temporary or even longer if it works out in your best interest with an experienced full time agent. Everyone is usually served and satisfied by this arrangement, worked for me in the past. You shall have solid confidence by marketing as a team!

Mar 27, 2016 02:49 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

In addition to the partnering suggest made by Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates , Michael Jacobs , Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA and others I suggest you have a real-estate-only Facebook Page and do the same elsewhere on social media sites where you will be active. LinkedIn is difficult if you have two businesses but elsewhere you can establish an individual profile for your new business identity.

Mar 27, 2016 04:58 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nice profile!  I'm in agreement with Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, find a good partner that is OK with you being a part timer.  At some point though, you will need to make a decision which path to follow.  Give it a couple years though.  It usually takes six months for a full timer to get their first sale, so hang in there.

Mar 27, 2016 04:22 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Intimidated? I think not.

Might they believe you have other priorities in your life?
I think yes.

Buyers and sellers can choose from ANY agent on the planet, most likely one near them. Are you going to HONOR their full attention and presence while serving another master.

My real estate marketplace in Tampa Fl is incredibly dependent on being the first buyer to see the house. If you are not first, the buyer will be making back-up offers on homes already under contract. How do you think being late to the party will work for a part time real estate agent and the buyer they are representing?

It is hard to do, but many have been successful doing it before. So how will you get your buyer to the front of the line?  

Your choices are:

  1. Collaborators
  2. Loyalty programs
  3. Defined audience
Mar 27, 2016 02:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think you should be giving referrals not partnering if you have a full time job.... there are only so many hours in a day and I don't understand how you would service anyone properly....

Mar 27, 2016 05:58 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Being part time is not a benefit to buyers or sellers

Mar 27, 2016 04:53 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Start creating an online brand for Ed Chin REALTOR that is completely separate from your other life. And what others have said.

Mar 27, 2016 03:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Set up a second profile for your real estate business, and start posting lots of things so that Google starts indexing that one instead.

Mar 27, 2016 07:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

At one point or another, I think you'll have to decide which career you want to pursue.

Mar 27, 2016 04:57 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Ed, question for you how important is it to you that your linkedin states your full time healthcare job?  Would you be terminated if you rebranded your online prescense exclusively to real estate?  It's something to think about.  Your "image" is the first step to a consumer's decision to step one.

Mar 27, 2016 04:32 AM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

partner up or join a team. you have nothing to offer right now until you can go full time. Clients have much better choices for the same commission fee. If your gooal is to stay full time work on referring out and accepting a fee.

Mar 27, 2016 04:16 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Good advice given from others here. I agree that joining a full time team until you can transition over to full time, might be a way to go. You can ride on their coat tails until you are ready and still have support if you need it.

Mar 27, 2016 04:03 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Market your self as a realtor only. Tax pre is OK. Health is a taboo.

Your other job will impend your successs.  Almost all want to show homes everyday when you are not available.

Mar 27, 2016 04:01 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

Great answers here. It is difficult to work with an agent who is only part-time as you are obviously working around their "real" job's hours. It can be challenging enough as a full-time agent to be there whenever needed. Whatever you do, don't fall into the trap that because you have a listing and a sign your job is "done", and because you have clients willing to work around your schedule that all will be so accomodating. Best of luck!

Mar 27, 2016 03:38 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I'm going to send you an email directly with some specific tips but for right now, MY answer would be:  ACTIVERAIN, ACTIVERAIN, ACTIVERAIN !   I'll explain more in MY email but as a newbie and a part-timer, you are probably on a budget and as a Rainer, it costs YOU nothing at this point !

We need to build your online "presense" so they find YOU as the real estate agent and then there should be NO questions.    Watch for MY email message. 

Mar 27, 2016 03:37 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Ed, as a full time real estate professional, I am not keen on working with part time agents ... why?  Because they are generally not available and lack responsiveness. That said, I cannot think of one reason why a buyer or seller would want to hire a part time agent.  How well can we truly serve more than one master?  How does one sell "Hey, I'm part-time" ... I just cannot get there. 

Mar 27, 2016 03:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I was about to say what Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates said.  This is excellent advice.  A

Mar 27, 2016 03:13 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I don't see how one can be a part time Realtor.

Mar 27, 2016 11:50 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Mar 27, 2016 10:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Disclose your situation and your available hours. 

Mar 27, 2016 09:54 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Chin - well, join a successful team - that should help.

Good Luck.

Mar 27, 2016 03:28 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I would promote my real estate career unless you think you'll be getting health care business from linked in, which I highly doubt

Mar 27, 2016 03:23 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's really hard to start our as a part time agent.  Most buyers and sellers will rule you out.  You might try to find a full timer to mentor you and share your transactions until you jump into the deep end.

Mar 27, 2016 01:38 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is a problem. For me I would not want my real estate professional to have divided interests and we know that people are Googling us and will find out the truth. Until you go full time I think your focus will be questioned. Just my opinion.

Mar 27, 2016 10:47 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


     Look for a part-time health care position in the mornings.  That way you keep a steady paycheck, you don't abandon your healthcare career before you find out if Real Estate is going to work for you. 

    If you can be free after 12:00 noon, you have the time necessary for real estate.  If you are not free until 5:00PM or 6:00PM it will be next to impossible to have a productive real estate career.

   Otherwise, with respect, either partner or refer.


  **  Change your endorsements on LinkedIn to real estate related terms.

    Best to you, Ed Chin .   Look for my invite to connect on LinkedIn.


Mar 27, 2016 10:34 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ed Chin weigh all the advice you are receiving  & choose what best fits your situation and works for you.  Working real estate part time while working a full time job is like having two full time jobs.  If you are motivated and committed you will make it work.  Good luck

Mar 27, 2016 07:34 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Create two profiles on Linked In ~ that is an easy part, I'm not sure how you are going to combine both of them. 

Mar 27, 2016 05:16 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 27, 2016 03:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Eventually the "part time" will make it self known. How that affects people is subjective. I like full service myself and less than that can be done but why?

Mar 27, 2016 03:05 AM