How do new real estate agents make a living?

How do new real estate agents make money during periods they have not sold properties. Do you work 2nd jobs, have someone supporting you? Just curious. I am really interested in starting a career in real estate, but I know during the first few years you don't sale as much as agents with years of experience. So how DO you make a living off of you real estate career with no sales as a new agent?

Asked By: Latanya - 6/4/2010
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Yes, you will need a second job for about 2 years. If you have someone to support you with the finances that always helps, but you don't necessarily need someone to support you if you have that second job... More
Answered By: blah blah blah - 6/6/2010
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consider the less-common types of RE; commercial building with business cemetery time share camp grounds and being an exclusive buyer's agent luck
Answered By: kemperk - 6/4/2010
I am a real estate agent in Sydney, Australia. We work on a target system in respect to commission, but also take home a retainer each week.
Answered By: gmcoulton - 6/5/2010
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