Becoming a Part Time Real Estate Agent While Working a Full Time Job

My Situation

I am currently employed by a small municipal government and work a full 40 hour week.  I am hoping to work in real estate as an agent part time to supplement that salary. Additionally, I have ambitions of owning rental property and I feel like becoming a real estate agent will be helpful.

Most of my time in the workforce has been with either a city, state or county government. 

There are many aspects of working for the government that are outstanding:  

  • I really love helping people
  • I (and my wife) enjoy having solid benefits
  • Having a reliable paycheck and knowing what is going to be on it

At the same time working with the government is frustrating: 

  • The government moves at its own speed (slowly)
  • Citizens blame public employees for high taxes in one breath, and expect greater services with the next
  • The benefits and pay are not as good as they used to be
  • No matter how hard I work, I will make the same amount of money

I am looking forward to starting something where limits can be set high, and where hard work will have a direct impact on what I bring home. 

It will be difficult to balance both becoming, then being an agent with my position.  I hope documenting the challenges and successes will be helpful to anyone else who is thinking of doing the same.

In the future, I am going to talk about why I chose real estate as the avenue to help me increase earning and my net worth.

Published by The Middle Age Real Estate Agent

A husband and father working to cultivate success in real estate.

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