Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NO..... when in between securing new deals, we are consistently working on marketing to make the phone ring.... when we have new deals, we continue to market.....always working.... that means we are always employed full time!!

Oct 24, 2019 11:59 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've always joked that we wake up unemployed every day until we make a sale. Even when I'm in escrow, I know I need my next closing to be lined up if not  in motion.

Oct 24, 2019 01:33 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

there was an old expression about when we're done with a closing, we're looking for a new job. In my early days it sure felt like that.

Oct 24, 2019 12:43 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh for sure! 'Between engagements I am unemployed' in RE anyway . . . thank Goddess for multiple income streams!

Oct 24, 2019 11:30 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Well, as long as I'm with a Broker and pass my continuing education every 4th year, pay my dues and MLS fees, even though I might not have something cooking, I consider myself self-employed.

Oct 24, 2019 05:59 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Yet, we can't collect unemployment. Seems unfair.

Oct 24, 2019 03:59 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

We interview for our jobs each and every day.

Oct 24, 2019 01:20 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I suppose it depends a bit on your definition of "employed". I rarely had nothing pending and always considered myself self-employed... always working on pending transactions and looking for the next one.

Oct 24, 2019 12:57 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am not sure if I agree..

We are all entrepreneurs.  Some one who works 80 hours so we don't have to work 40.  

Oct 24, 2019 11:48 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Seldom happens around here, plenty of employers as long as I keep doing my job.

Oct 24, 2019 07:52 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Heck no....always something going on in my neck of the woods real estate related.

Oct 24, 2019 04:06 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am self-employed all the time.... there's more to my "job" than just being out with buyers or sellers.

Oct 24, 2019 03:12 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

yea, no. When I wasn't employed by a client encounter I was up to my eyeballs in marketing... at my own cost Richie Alan Naggar 

Oct 24, 2019 02:09 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I am always working. I am always employed since I am self-employed. I am not a part-time agent.

Oct 24, 2019 01:25 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

For those that are reactive, rather than proactive, perhaps this is true....

Oct 24, 2019 01:25 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

yes that is true. The ideal is to actually be working all the time at the most productive of things. 

Oct 24, 2019 01:14 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"Attitude"  definitely makes a difference. 

Oct 24, 2019 12:04 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I get it, financially yeah, if you have no work you are not getting paid- you could get unemployment income from other jobs but not us-  so it's like being unemployed. What is unfair is that you still have to go to work, til things are clicking- so technically you are employed but doing a job for free. My goal is always to never be anything like this.

Oct 24, 2019 11:53 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I am on my own planning commission and resources division in between transactions Richie! LOL

Oct 24, 2019 06:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Barbara Todaro 

Oct 24, 2019 03:24 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YEs that can be said but there is a however. I am always working n my next lead, my next listing and my next sale. I am not though getting paid for them though so that can look like being unemployeed in theory. The good thing is i always try to keep a balance of new listings, pending listings, listings about to close and tomorrows listings

Oct 25, 2019 04:42 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I am interviewing for a job every time I speak to a prospect.

Thankfully there's always something in Escrow but, it certainly would be scary to go back to those first days in the business!

Oct 24, 2019 10:22 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

No, and I like that way! I want no part of a W-2

Oct 24, 2019 10:10 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, that is one way of looking at it.

Oct 24, 2019 07:57 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not see it that way, Richie.  

I own and operate my business.  There is always work to be done. 

Oct 24, 2019 06:27 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes, if you're not constantly working your pipeline. I haven't been unemployed since I started.

Oct 25, 2019 04:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You might say we are unemployed when we are pursuing activities not related to our stream of income.

Oct 25, 2019 04:25 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Being self employed we're always working with the hopes that those energies result in a paycheck...  I think in its rawest definition, we're all unemployed except for successful closing days.  The other days we're just really hopeful. 

Oct 25, 2019 04:53 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Huh? If your in sales you should never be unemployed

Oct 25, 2019 06:51 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do laugh and say I am unemployed in between closings! 

Oct 31, 2019 03:43 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Haha, I say that all of the time.  People will ask me where I work and if I don't have any transactions in escrow, I will say that I am currently unemployed, yet self-employed, haha.

Oct 25, 2019 11:33 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, can we get benefits from the government, I never have.

 

Oct 25, 2019 09:49 AM