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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, we have hired many of them, pay varies, everyone earns based on what they produce.

May 03, 2016 07:29 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

NO.

May 03, 2016 09:40 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Interns by definition can NOT be paid if they do get paid they need to be considered employees. So, no and no.

May 03, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,064,089
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No I haven't... but if I hired someone, I would pay them.

May 03, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,213
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No I have not, but do hav a assistant..

May 07, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm thinking of doing this, and curious about the answers here.

May 04, 2016 05:02 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dennis - We've had several over the years and we always paid them, usually about 75% of market for what an assistant would make. It's hard to expect someone to work for free.

May 04, 2016 03:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No, I have not.  If I did, I would pay them whatever we agreed upon.

May 04, 2016 02:32 AM
Rainmaker
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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

My 4th assistant started out as a summer intern. No, I didn't pay him in $, he was getting school credit and I was paying him in my time & experience. After 90 days though I asked him to stay and I paid him $15.00/hour part time hours around his school schedule.

May 04, 2016 01:48 AM
Rainmaker
4,166,296
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had a summer intern!

May 04, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainer
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I have never hired an intern at any time.

May 03, 2016 11:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes. I have used MANY interns.

Be aware of what the intern really wants/needs.  

I spend much time during the year to define the PROJECT I want the intern to be engaged in. From concept to specification to development to validation to implementation. When done the intern HAS a portfolio that will prove the disciplines and dimensions of experience they gained in those short six weeks.

Such documentation/goals/measures/outcomes is worth more than GOLD.

Even a failure is golden.

I do not use interns for clerical help.

I do pay for their expenses which is usually twenty dollars an hour. 

HINT: talk to any high school guidance counselor or STEM program participant.

May 03, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

May 03, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Pay them well.

May 03, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't ever hired an intern regardless of season. 

May 03, 2016 10:03 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not, but what a great idea as i am short on help. Now to learn th ebest way to go about it

May 03, 2016 09:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 03, 2016 09:49 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No, I would hire them as a regular assistant and pay them.

May 03, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have and we gave her minimum wage, plus lots of training. Bonus at the end of her stint. She was pleased!

May 03, 2016 09:35 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

We've hired an "unlicensed assistant" to do summer work.

May 03, 2016 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
875,017
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

No, but sounds like it might be a good idea. Get my marketing and web pages up to speed.

May 03, 2016 08:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

May 03, 2016 07:33 PM