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Can You Sell Real Estate Part Time?

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Yes! A Real Estate Career can be started part-time. Some even use it as a business strategy:

"I'll start real estate part time as a real estate assistant for 12 months while keeping my current job. Then, I will join a team for 3 years, and then go on my own."

Others use it to supplement what they have:

"I like my job, and I make a lot of contacts, but I have a lot of free time. I will start real estate part time for some extra income."

Often, starting real estate part time can allow a new agent to make the career transition slowly. They can then decide to do real estate full time, or they may decide to keep real estate as a separate part time endeavor. Learn more Ways to Make Money with a Real Estate License (Without Selling a Home)

Time Management

A part-time real estate job requires you to be great at time management. Schedule each day to accomplish goals and avoid conflicts and stay on top of deadlines.

Here are three ways to master your time as a part-time real estate agent:

  • Schedule your day. Make sure you give timeslots for major tasks.

  • Track your leads: Get a CRM software to help you keep track prospects.

  • Set alerts: Install an app to keep track of your tasks and alert you when you have things to do. Make sure you have a plan: How Do You Start a Successful Real Estate Career

Part-time Real Estate Agent Advantages

  • Increased income: Real estate agents who are closing deals as a side hustle can increase their other income by tens of thousands of dollars per year.

  • Industry experience: Working in a brokerage, even part time, can give you the necessary experience needed to make a full-time move.

  • New connections: You will begin to network to expand your sphere and help you if you wanted to change to full time. Make sure you choose the office that works for you: How to Choose the Best Brokerage

Part-time Real Estate Agent Disadvantages

Here are the cons of being a part-time real estate agent:

  • Upfront costs: Many on-the-job expenses are often covered by brokers, like signs and business cards. However, there are still expenses such as licensing and maybe marketing.

  • Poor client perception: Some clients may not want to work with a part-time real estate agent because they perceive he/she is less committed. Further, depending on other commitments, they may not be able to work with some because of time conflicts. Learn other ways to begin a career: Top New Agent Choices: Assistant v Team v Solo

Being a part-time real estate agent is right for people who have some financial support and free time to spend building a career. You might find that starting a real estate career slowly, or to just to add a little extra income to your current job might be a great way to go! You might enjoy: Turn Your Passion of Social Media into a Successful Real Estate Business

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