Sharon Tara,  Retired New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations)

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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sharon, I would not!  Every day is a gift and after 31 years of teaching, real estate offers such variety and every day is different.  I would NOT accept a less satisfying job for TRIPLE the money. 

Apr 01, 2015 06:33 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes and I didn't even have to think about it. Part of that is my age and if you asked me 10 years ago the anwer may have been no. 30 years ago it would have been yes. It depends where we are in our careers.

Apr 01, 2015 10:22 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Paid TWICE as much?  As I grin and twist my hands together menacingly...I feel fortunate to have a job I like, make good money while helping people.   As a 3rd generation Realtor I tried to resist it, but in the end, great fit for me.

All joking aside, 2X as much profit would not make me feel as good as what I do and what I make now as a Realtor.  Interesting question.

Apr 01, 2015 07:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. I would not. I must enjoy what I do. I live my life with purpose. If I am not satisfied in what I am doing then I would be out of alignment with my purpose.

Apr 01, 2015 07:22 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Twice as much as I'm making now?  You bet, I could buy my mega yacht and Tesla!!

Apr 01, 2015 06:19 AM
Margaret Kapranos
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Novato, CA
San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070

I just did a three year stint in corporate America.   Felt like I was in a coffin with a straw to breathe out of.  Very regulated, very restricted...although I did generously contribute to my 401K.  However, if you do that in real estate, it's tax deferred income and if you have a really good year, as a self employed person, you can contribute way more than you can through a company 401 as an employee.  I've returned to real estate and am discovering how hard it is to ramp up all the (successful) systems I had in place before I left.  I would never do this again.

Apr 01, 2015 06:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Sharon -- I think you're right.  Satisfaction is often overrated and is rarely and truly guaranteed.  

Apr 01, 2015 05:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Michael Jacobs  "much less"  -  That's all I got.  Satisfaction is over rated!  LOL

Apr 01, 2015 05:50 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I am not sure.

Mar 27, 2018 09:30 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No, money isn't everyting, as long as I have enough money to keep the bills paid, I am usually a happy camper.  Having a job that I actually enjoy is much more important to me.

Apr 02, 2015 02:03 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Would there be heavy lifting or toilet cleaning involved? 

Apr 01, 2015 06:01 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I guess it would depend on the job, but probably not.

Apr 01, 2015 01:29 PM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Definitely not! I own my office and love my job. I am lucky to work with both my daughters and daughter in law. My office is located in an underserved area of San Antonio so when we hand over keys or sell a fixer upper to an investor I know that I have made a difference in people's lives! 

Apr 01, 2015 11:45 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Sharon Tara - it all depends on what makes us 'happy'. It's a relative term and when you say 'less satisfying', how is it defined?

Most people like more money - and money does bring happiness, to an extent. Now if there are other issues with the job, schedule, boss etc etc, I'd prefer not ot switch.

I think I can go on and on and on - however, simply put, I would rather work harder (and smarter) and make more money in what I like!

Apr 01, 2015 11:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

No, certainly not! I love what I do and there is no one standing behind me checking to ensure they are getting their money's worth!

Apr 01, 2015 11:22 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Absolutely not.  That is why I love my life.  I have never stayed long on a job that I did not like.

Apr 01, 2015 10:51 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That would be a lot of money and I don't think I would be dissatisfied.

Apr 01, 2015 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon- it would depend upon the job and the money.  Nothing is ever written in stone. 

Apr 01, 2015 07:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I could be tempted to come out of retirement for a major challenge. For me, the income in real estate has been more important than the satisfaction. 

Apr 01, 2015 07:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No, NO and NO!  We love what we do.  There have been several time in our lives, when we were offered what would have DREAM jobs for someone else, and yet it would have taken our freedom and spirit away because it was a compromise.  In the long run our health would have been impacted as well as our was so easy to say NO, THANK YOU.

One of our friends was offered 7 figures, first class travel, accomodations on both coasts.  He was tempted for 10 seconds he told us. and then said, NO THANK YOU!

I think, it has to do with your values and how important they are to you.  A

Apr 01, 2015 07:00 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Margaret Kapranos  Sounds like you got one of those painful life lessons.  Thanks for sharing a real life example via your experience!

Apr 01, 2015 06:24 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Maybe. If it was just boring yes, if it was unpleasant or more stressful no.

Apr 01, 2015 05:55 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At my age, would allow me to pad my retirement a bit more

Apr 01, 2015 05:50 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Agreed Barbara Todaro - you can make it more satisfying just by reminding yourself of the pay increase!  

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)   Guaranteed.  Not sure where this offer is coming from, but I thought it was interesting!


Apr 01, 2015 05:49 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

It's really hard to answer that question without knowing what the new job would be. I would probably consider something new ...especially if it offered a REGULAR PAYCHECK!

Apr 01, 2015 05:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Sharon -- the money factor is certainly intriguing but the next question is how much less satisfying?

Apr 01, 2015 05:43 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hmmm, double the amount. Well now let's see. We are passionate about Long Island Real Estate...but did you say double and is it guaranteed???

Apr 01, 2015 05:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I might.... a job can be as satisfying as you want it to be.... if I can make twice what I make now, I'd truly consider it!!!! that's a nice piece of change, Sharon....

Apr 01, 2015 05:26 AM