Vanessa Aparicio (Realty Empire Inc.)

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

For me, real estate is my 2nd full time job and my manager and director at my engineering job are fully aware that I work real estate too.  For the last 4 years I've been doing 95% of the work for our team while my wife focuses on other activities.  I have 5+ weeks of vacation a year and the bulk of it gets used in 1/4, 1/2 day or full day increments for real estate appointments that can't be handled after "normal" working day job hours, which is actually usually when most buyers want to look.  If I need to miss day job hours, I have the flexibility to make them up in the evenings without any concerns from my management. 

With two more closings to complete this month, I'll finish the year with 23 transactions for 6.6 million gross sales.  On top of that I've got another 3 homes under contract for new construction to complete in 2017 and a 4th pending special pricing quotes that will either confirm or kill the deal.

It's all in what you're willing to do and how hard you're willing to work, and work is what I do.  But in no way do I consider real estate  for me "part time" or "something I do on the side".  Bill

Dec 08, 2016 10:11 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm a full time agent. It's a way of life for me. 

Dec 08, 2016 12:30 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

RE is my full time business, I don't consider it a job.

Dec 08, 2016 10:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

FT, nawww you don't want to do it part time. People say they can & they really can't.

Dec 08, 2016 02:45 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I haven't had a "Job" in many many decades.  Not since I learned a "Job" meant Just Over Budget !!   However, I do know many people who work 2 careers seamlessly;  Bill of Liz and Bill Spear come to mind here in the Rain.

Dec 08, 2016 09:55 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

IMHO... it is impossible to do real estate part time and do clients justice.  

Dec 08, 2016 09:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've known nurses and teachers who've done this part time.  Their jobs are more flexible (teachers are off at 2p, nurses often work 4x10s, 3x12s) leaving them a wider flexibility.  Back in the "hey day" this was quite common to see.  Now, it's mostly full-timers.

 

As Bill Liz and Bill Spear so elogquently said, most buyers work 8-5 and only have evening and weekend availability.  That actually works well for the part-timers or, like Bill, the realtors who have multiple full-time jobs.

 

For me, it is my full-time job, along with my volunteering.  I just took a 1.5 hour break in the middle of the afternoon for a vehicle that went over the side w/a patient trapped.

Dec 08, 2016 04:14 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's my full time adventure! 3:)
For many years when I first started I was a staff writer for 3 publications and wrote for deadline. That was easy to weave into the responsibilities of real estate. Notice I said weave the writing into real estate--not the other way around. People that have 'real jobs' need to have someone else with boots on the ground when something immediate and time-sensitive arises.

Dec 08, 2016 10:46 AM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Full-time here, and way past 40 hours a week, but I would not have it any other way.

Dec 08, 2016 10:05 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nothing on the side about 50-60 hours a week here!  Anyone wanting part time should partner with full time agent in my opinion and do the "extra" stuff that comes up!

Dec 08, 2016 09:45 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Full Time - M-F 7am-3pm Closed on Holidays and Weekends (except by prior appointment)

Dec 09, 2016 02:30 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I see there's no option for double-time-full-time but, that's what I am!  LOL

Dec 08, 2016 08:55 PM
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Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

I rarely work more than half a day in real estate.

...any 12 hours I want.  Gotta love the freedom!

Dec 08, 2016 06:08 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Vanessa Aparicio Full time. I don't have a problem with part-time agents. It's those spare time agents who can be a problem.

Dec 08, 2016 01:01 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

very full time....and I'm semi-retired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 08, 2016 12:59 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Full time and sometmes it is more full than others.

Dec 08, 2016 12:15 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are many different business models in real estate.  I consider myself full service.

Dec 08, 2016 10:11 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm working my real estate business 24/7.  My last deal I worked with an agent that had an outside job.  All correspondence was at night and she never answered the phone!   

Dec 10, 2016 09:45 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Full time for 11 years now

Dec 09, 2016 06:06 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is my full time job.

Dec 09, 2016 05:42 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

24-7 Real Estate in this house- AND my wife is a F/T Realtor as well!

Dec 09, 2016 05:13 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Real estate is my full time career.

Dec 09, 2016 04:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

For over 30 years it has been full time

Dec 09, 2016 04:31 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Definitely full-time here. I can't imagine being able to pack what I do in a day into the hours I have off from another job.

Dec 09, 2016 03:09 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Full time.  

Dec 08, 2016 09:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is my time and half job. I haven't been able to work just a 40 hour week in years.

Dec 08, 2016 08:25 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm a full time agent.

Dec 08, 2016 07:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on how you define "Real Estate".

Everything we do involves Real estate, but only some of it involves selling it.

Dec 08, 2016 06:35 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Full time business.

Dec 08, 2016 05:56 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's very much a full time career for me and has been since I started

Dec 08, 2016 05:51 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Two full-time jobs!

Dec 08, 2016 03:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Vanessa Aparicio - it is a full time job for me. Anyone doing part time perhaps is not doing justice to that job - just my two cents.

Anyone doing part time perhaps is not doing justice to that job - just my two cents.

Dec 08, 2016 03:04 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I have been a full-time realtor for 18 years .....

Dec 08, 2016 02:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I work real estate most days from 7am to 9pm and some days cant find extra time, not sure how anyone can do it part time and be able to be there every time their clients need them. 

Dec 08, 2016 01:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I do this full time on a part time basis meaning between escrows there is down time. However, I write & sell books, plus exercise & live a good life too. You learn about feast or famine in Real Estate. Its not for everyone yet it does require your time when activated

Dec 08, 2016 01:07 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Tried the part time and it did not work well and now full time.

Dec 08, 2016 12:11 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Full.

Dec 08, 2016 11:53 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

full

Dec 08, 2016 11:21 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You cannot be successful in real estate without being full time.

Dec 08, 2016 11:10 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was my full time job until I retired.

Dec 08, 2016 10:43 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Full-time in my brokerage and rental business.

Dec 08, 2016 10:09 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Real estate is a jealous master than rewards effort, creativity, consistency. Part time agents have a major distraction in the on and off MIA. Listings, sales need to be weeded, watered, fed.

Jan 07, 2017 05:12 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Full time plus

Dec 10, 2016 04:21 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a very full time job for me. 

It is true, I often hear the same question if I do anything else. 

Dec 09, 2016 11:20 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Full-time.

Dec 09, 2016 08:29 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It's my full time job, but I'm also an investor so it works for me!

 

Dec 09, 2016 07:40 AM
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Susan Bearry
Select Properties Winghaven/Lake St. Louis - O'Fallon, MO
Specializing in west St Charles County, MO

Full time.  Sometimes real estate is my full time *and* my part time job!  Lucky for me it is also my passion.

Dec 08, 2016 10:41 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have a T-shirt that says it all,  

I am a REALTOR 

and Real Estate

IS MY LIFE!!!!!!!  

Dec 08, 2016 06:42 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

FULL time...24 hours/day just isn't enough to run a successful business.

Dec 08, 2016 02:41 PM
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LINDA DAY
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Sugar Land, TX
Top Producing residential real estate agent

I love what I do so I devote full time to my business.  

Dec 08, 2016 02:35 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Full time for me :)

Dec 08, 2016 02:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

So many full time agents work 24/7

That means the 9 - 5 hourly who must do real estate after hours has easy access to the 'other' agent who will end up doing ALL of the oversight.

WE may have created the environment that allows part-timers to succeed.

However, play nice with everybody in the sandbox, is the instruction offered by your MLS, NAR, broker and franchise.

Just sealed the deal on a transaction with a Nine West agent. That would be a KW agent who works at Nine West.

Dec 08, 2016 12:24 PM