William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Carol Williams
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It depends on the agent.  Some full-time agents are pathetic and some part time agents are quite good.  

Oct 05, 2015 08:17 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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Very, if I was a buyer or seller I would not accept a part time "Realtor".

Oct 05, 2015 07:45 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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I've done some deals with agents who had another day job. The best of them handled things well but often those agents are slow responding and more likely to miss deadlines. So I'd say it is usually a significant distraction.

Oct 05, 2015 07:52 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I wrote six books between escrows...Not distracting at all but satisfying

Oct 05, 2015 07:43 AM
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KAREN SANCHEZ
Hamilton Landon Real Estate - Apple Valley, CA
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I would hope the agent would tell me so I would understand why I'm not getting responded to in a timely fashion.   Communicating from the beginning is the key.  Ps calling me late at night because you work better at night doesn't work for me.

Oct 05, 2015 09:17 PM
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Richard Weeks
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Very distracting.  I don't think you can do this job and work another job,.

Oct 05, 2015 09:10 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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For the most part, it's not only distracting, it's harmful to the contract. Buyers and sellers lost patience when one of the agents isn't available.

Although, to be fair, there are many perfectly competent part time Realtors.

Oct 05, 2015 08:56 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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 Good Tuesday morning William. I am not really fond of working with part-time real estate agents. Part-time agent, part-time service.

Oct 05, 2015 06:09 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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William - I know that if I was working with an agent who had a full-time day job, I would not be very happy at all if I couldn't reach them, or they were not available to me at all during the day.

Oct 05, 2015 03:44 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I wouldn't mind it if they were a producing agent, but when they have only had one or two closings this year I have a problem with it.

Oct 05, 2015 02:40 PM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
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I have worked with other agents that work other jobs and they don't communicate well.  I could never have another job.  Real Estate is a full time job and I have no time left for another job.

Oct 05, 2015 02:07 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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William, I could never work another real job.  It's enough to sell houses and blog!

Oct 05, 2015 12:19 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Although I am sure that there are part-time agents out there that can perform well...I have not run into them yet. 

Oct 05, 2015 12:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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They can't be all places and all things so something has to go and it is usually responding promptly to other agents.

Oct 05, 2015 11:22 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

The distraction isn't them having another job or career, it's all about communication.  If they communicate in a timely manner they can be better to work with than a full time agent that won't respond.

Oct 05, 2015 11:08 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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In a word.....VERY 

Oct 05, 2015 10:10 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The real estate business can be difficult for part timers. 

On the other hand, some of my part time agents have gone on to have their own real estate companies. There is much talent among part timers.

Oct 05, 2015 08:12 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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William Feela that silence on the other end is killing sometimes! And I know the other agent has a day job and can't get things done in timely manner.

I always add extra days to transaction once I know about it.

Oct 06, 2015 12:14 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Ihave found that it depends on their job.  Some can't call during th day whish is hard and others have a lot of freedom to be able to do their busiess and still have the other job.

Oct 06, 2015 12:12 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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William Feela It depends if the agent is a part time or spare time agent.

Oct 06, 2015 12:08 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Very in my view --- challenging enough when all parties are attentive and available....

Oct 05, 2015 10:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Like totally, William! The couple of experiences I had with this situation were nightmares for me and all the clients involved.

Oct 05, 2015 10:03 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
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I like what Carol Williams had to say. Some part timers are amazing. I was part time once but had the type of job that allowed me to respond immediately to inquiries. My buyers and sellers also knew this.

That being said I am working with one part-timer now who only replies to emails at lunch or after 5pm and doesn't have time to drop off a deposit cheque. 

Oct 05, 2015 09:21 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning William. Most of the time they have access to their photos, so hopefully communication can still be accomplished.

Oct 05, 2015 08:09 PM
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Bob Crane
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Fortunately, mine doesn't.  But it could be real irritating when you can't get a hold of them when you need too.

Oct 05, 2015 01:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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that depends on the other job and the peron.  I had agent with a dual career in real estat and insurance and he was fabulous at both.

Oct 05, 2015 01:46 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
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I do not care William as long as they keep up with communication and the sense of urgency needed in todays Real Estate world.  Mark

Oct 05, 2015 01:44 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Not sure why it would distract me from doing what needs to get done.

Oct 05, 2015 09:39 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
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Only if I let it distract me.

Apr 13, 2019 11:29 PM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Really depends upon the persons work ethic, knowledge base and communication style.  Not how many other jobs they have.

Oct 08, 2015 09:00 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

the agent is holding himself or herself back. It can be very distracting to serve two employers

Oct 07, 2015 09:04 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Not at all if the agent is a wizard in time management. Most are not and as Carol Williams pointed out already, many full time agents are completely pathetic.

Oct 06, 2015 01:34 AM