Wife wants to be a realtor.

Wife been at job as a CAD drafter for a few years and makes decent $ but recently got a stick up her ass to get her realtor license and start part time and potential go full time. What say ye OG should I go with this and support her for the risk/reward job or stay with the steady income?

Also if any of you dbags are realtors give me some advice. Phone Post 3.0

I'm an Home Mortgage Consultant so I'll help your wife out in more ways than one. Phone Post 3.0

Your wife, and about 80% of the rest of the wives in the country.

Isn't being a part time realtor basically doing it half ass? Phone Post 3.0

Stackdoe - Your wife, and about 80% of the rest of the wives in the country.

this.

unless she's going to specialize in a particular type of real estate (pre-foreclosure sale, short sale, REO sale, etc) she's just going to be another dime a dozen RE Agent looking for a listing. 

there is A LOT of work involved in being a successful agent. I know a couple of women that do pre-foreclosure work and they're out in the field driving around LA and Orange county 3-4 days a week including weekends to nail down MAYBE one or two listings a month.

a couple of their friends have tried to compete, but those women have husbands that are firefighters so they're doing just fine financially and have zero hunger to hustle. the two women I know are out there every week, even when they have a monster month like they did just after the first of the year. they didn't close a deal for 3 months, then in March had two short sale listings and two flips they bought at auction sell making them a total of 265K that they split two ways.  

If I had a nickel for every woman who is trying to get their real estate license and all their Pom Pom friends cheering them on.

I know a lot of money can be made in this field but I also know it's a lot of hard work. Is your wife a born saleswoman? Is she able to sway people with her good looks and positive attitude? Is she an "eagle" personality ready to swoop on an opportunity at any moment and devour her enemies?

If so go for it. Make her watch the glengarry glen Ross Alec Baldwin speech. Phone Post 3.0

A friend of mine who is a realtor says most people only last a couple of years. Phone Post 3.0

Is she hot? If so, she should do it. Of not, no. Phone Post 3.0

She wants to start part time while staying at her current job to see if it's for her. If she likes it or is successful then go fulltime. I know she can be good at it its just the risk of leaving a steady 40hr check for the risk/reward of being a realtor. Phone Post 3.0

RefriedJinx - If I had a nickel for every woman who is trying to get their real estate license and all their Pom Pom friends cheering them on.

I know a lot of money can be made in this field but I also know it's a lot of hard work. Is your wife a born saleswoman? Is she able to sway people with her good looks and positive attitude? Is she an "eagle" personality ready to swoop on an opportunity at any moment and devour her enemies?

If so go for it. Make her watch the glengarry glen Ross Alec Baldwin speech. Phone Post 3.0

lol this.

the women I know are ALWAYS busy with something.

two of their friends found out about the money they made and wanted in. all of their other friends went crazy on FB and other social media cheering them on when they did some menial bullshit like pass their RE test or hang their RE license somewhere.

but when they didn't get any traction after a couple of months of sitting around and doing nothing they gave up.

Fold me like one of your lawn chairs - I'm an Home Mortgage Consultant so I'll help your wife out in more ways than one. Phone Post 3.0
I knew this was coming and it only took the first reply. Classic OG :) Phone Post 3.0

Barobb - She wants to start part time while staying at her current job to see if it's for her. If she likes it or is successful then go fulltime. I know she can be good at it its just the risk of leaving a steady 40hr check for the risk/reward of being a realtor. Phone Post 3.0

you can't do RE "part time" and be successful.

she'll be working 20-30 hours per week on top of her regular job if she's going to find any success in RE.

if she's not working the field every day, where will she get her leads or listings? do you two know a bunch of people looking to buy or sell? is your area seeing an increase in sales? what kind of market do you live in?

those and a bunch of other questions should be looked at seriously before your wife decides to RE part time.

I saw a porno where the guy went into a showing and offered the agent the equivalent to her commission in cash and banged her out.

Since the real world works the same as the way it's portrayed in porn, this is what is going to happen to your wife.

Keep your mind at ease though, the guy in the video was white. Phone Post 3.0

Barobb - Wife been at job as a CAD drafter for a few years and makes decent $ but recently got a stick up her ass to get her realtor license and start part time and potential go full time. What say ye OG should I go with this and support her for the risk/reward job or stay with the steady income?

Also if any of you dbags are realtors give me some advice. Phone Post 3.0

98% of people don't have what it takes for this field. You'll be making up the shortfall for years while she figures it out.

GladiatorGannon -
Barobb - Wife been at job as a CAD drafter for a few years and makes decent $ but recently got a stick up her ass to get her realtor license and start part time and potential go full time. What say ye OG should I go with this and support her for the risk/reward job or stay with the steady income?

Also if any of you dbags are realtors give me some advice. Phone Post 3.0

98% of people don't have what it takes for this field. You'll be making up the shortfall for years while she figures it out.

this is correct.

 

I'm a good RE agent and I would ask her these things before jumping in this shark tank:
1. Does she know a lot of people? You are only as good as your sphere of influence. Also working your database is of utmost importance.
2. Is she a good salesman? If not is she willing to learn? If you can't get people to trust you with their house or money in 15 min then forget it.
3. Is she willing to put in the work? This shit is hard because it's a severely overcrowded field, you have to build referral relationships with anyone you can do a ton of marketing just to get anything going.
4. Does she freak out under pressure? If she does then forget it, her first escrow that goes south will kill her. You have to be a master of your own emotions and be able to think in a level headed manner no matter what. Phone Post 3.0

I'm depressed now but expected everything I'm reading especially the plowing of my wife part :,( Phone Post 3.0

Mr. Wright - 
Barobb - She wants to start part time while staying at her current job to see if it's for her. If she likes it or is successful then go fulltime. I know she can be good at it its just the risk of leaving a steady 40hr check for the risk/reward of being a realtor. Phone Post 3.0

you can't do RE "part time" and be successful.

she'll be working 20-30 hours per week on top of her regular job if she's going to find any success in RE.

if she's not working the field every day, where will she get her leads or listings? do you two know a bunch of people looking to buy or sell? is your area seeing an increase in sales? what kind of market do you live in?

those and a bunch of other questions should be looked at seriously before your wife decides to RE part time.


This is great timing. My wife has been talking about quitting her primary job to do this and I didn't want to even have the conversation.

While our area is seeing an uptick in sales and we do know people honestly with our skills we would be better off flipping the occasional house and seeing her do our furniture business full time.

Enjoy your new fake wife, and fake friends, and fake boobs, and plastic surgery.

Based on what I've seen on pornhub you're taking a risk at losing her. Phone Post 3.0