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986,052
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Can't say that I do

Mar 16, 2020 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
525,036
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not really.  As long as I have 3, 4 or more closings a month ... every closing is PAYDAY!

Mar 16, 2020 03:27 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Miss it?  Not really, have not had that since very early in my career just out of college.

Though I do think about it from time to time, especially when I am paying all these people ahead of paying myself.

Unfortunately, my expenses are far to high to cover them on what anyone would pay me.

Best to stick with earning big checks while I pay out big checks, and make sure that the intake exceeds the outgo.

Mar 16, 2020 02:42 PM
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111,507
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Steady paychecks are nice.  Entrepreneurship is nice too.  They both have their pros and cons.

Mar 16, 2020 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,066,449
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A distant memory.  

Mar 16, 2020 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,217,175
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

There is no security in that since 2000. In fact, since 2007, my 1099 was much more reliable than most W-2's.

Mar 16, 2020 02:26 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Ah security and safety but lacking in paying one their true worth. That is up to the person to pursue. Interesting to note part of my retirement is monthly

Mar 16, 2020 02:13 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

No, never Paul. A lot of employers think they own you and are willing to hand out what they deem you are worth in the form of a check...

Mar 16, 2020 06:46 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The first thing our Governor encouraged was all none essential state government employees stay home and that they would still be paid...

Mar 16, 2020 01:45 PM
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362,342
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I was a paint contractor prior to being a real estate agent.  I do not remember the last time I had a regular paycheck.  Yes, I would like a little more security!

Mar 16, 2020 08:19 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That ship sailed over 40 years ago for me Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS BUT I still remember those days.

Mar 16, 2020 05:52 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Paul,

 

No, just the security of employer paid health insurance.  

Mar 16, 2020 03:34 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Love the security of residual pay!

(Mainly insurance related)

Mar 16, 2020 02:26 PM
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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

Paul, That is one of the primary reasons I persist with the dual career life. 

But my plant has went to "work from home" for whoever can, and I can for the duration of this virus.

Mar 16, 2020 01:45 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes and no.  It has been many decades since I worked for a pay cheque.  During times like this or when I was hospitalized, it would have been nice.  I like the idea of a steady cheque but hate the idea of having to work for someone ;)

Mar 16, 2020 04:31 PM
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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

It has been so long, I forgot what that was like, but know the ones I get now even though they are farther apart, are larger.

Mar 16, 2020 03:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The only part I miss about that was how much easier it was to qualify for a loan.  But I knew that going in and that's why I did most of my shopping before leaving the corporate world.

Mar 16, 2020 03:18 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Nope.

Mar 16, 2020 02:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never experienced that security.

Mar 17, 2020 10:37 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

That is the only nice thing about working for someone else. Yes, there are pros and cons, as my father always argued about it everyday at lunch. He always said self employed is the way to go, while I said I enjoyed the paycheck every 2 weeks. However, after 18 years, I came over to his side, and while I won't admit it that he was right, he was. It's hard not knowing when your next paycheck is coming, but when it does, it feels so much better. If you want a raise, just work harder

 

Mar 17, 2020 06:11 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Only every other week.

Mar 16, 2020 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
661,105
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Can't lie... yeap sometimes

Mar 17, 2020 06:41 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nah.  I make a lot more money than I did when I got a paycheck every 2 week.

Mar 17, 2020 10:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Who said there is security in a paycheck every two weeks?  

I do not - nor the BS that goes with them. 

Mar 17, 2020 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Had to stop and think just when that last occurred, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ... and arrived at the answer that it was early 1983.  Hard to remember how it felt at this point ...

Gene

Mar 17, 2020 08:45 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

My bi-weekly paycheck days were in healthcare & especially these days, I don't miss that at all!!!  There are occasional stretches without closings (i.e. paychecks!) that are a little long for my liking but then there's a run that makes up for it.  All about managing your business.  

Mar 17, 2020 05:48 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When the world turns upside down and future business becomes unknown with no fault to me, i can wish for a regular check and no stresses of running 3 businesses.

Mar 17, 2020 05:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In th early days, yes! Now, not so much!

Mar 17, 2020 05:26 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's very nice to get paid on a regular basis, take vacations, etc. But everything that goes along with that $$ is not worth it (to me). 

Mar 17, 2020 05:19 AM
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Lakisa Carter
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Rockville, MD
Military Relocation Professional in DC & MD

I've recently transitioned from a 15-year federal government career (and active duty military career) recieving a paycheck every two weeks.  As of now, I do not miss it because I am fulfilling my passion of helping others to buy or sell their home, am working for myself, and no longer have to deal with a bureaucratic government job.  I really enjoy real estate and I believe if I maintain my focus on the path that lies ahead,  the security of a paycheck every 2 weeks will become less of a concern.   

Mar 18, 2020 08:48 AM
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

I haven't enjoyed the security of a paycheck every two weeks since I decided to go into business for myself in 1981.  I can see that having a social security check every month is a great relief though!!

Apr 14, 2020 12:33 PM