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How do part time real estate agent make money when their not selling homes?

I'm freshly into real estate. I'm curious as to how other people make a living when the market is down and you have no homes listed with you being sold. Even full time agents also. What type of ways do you find income rather than selling a home. I would like any EXPERIENCED real estate person to answer. I know everyone says don't get into real estate becuase its 100% commission, but I love it. But I need some good advice. Please help. Thank you.

Asked By: JARES - 1/23/2008
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I have been a Realtor for 22 years and have worked full time and it is my primary source of income. Through the slow times I have built houses, bought and remodeled homes and sold them or kept as rental, worked for appraisers, and anything I can do to offset the lack of income. If being in real estate is what you... More
Answered By: Tres7 - 1/23/2008
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I know some agents who also do loans for extra income...thinking about it myself. I love my job (REALTOR) too, even though it is commission based.
Answered By: Jennifer B - 1/23/2008
 
The number of people who are able to support themselves and their family in the residential real estate business are comparable to the number of football players who can do likewise. Therefore, almost everyone is part-time. Some don't rely on their real estate sales commissions but do it as a hobby or to supplement... More
Answered By: larrydaffern - 1/23/2008
 
what you do is get a job doing something else... More
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Answered By: Spock (rhp) - 1/23/2008
 
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