Do you want an agent who is full time or part time? I am a full time agent with a part time job that pays steadily for medical insurance for my son and myself, for vacations and allows me to travel the globe freely. All I have to do is be gone a total of four days a month and six nights. I am in touch with my customers when I land and before I take off. I guess from this, you can tell I am a Flight Attendant besides being a Real Estate Consultant.
How many people out in the U.S. aren't working two jobs these days. I wish I didn't have to work both, but utility costs no longer fixed or stable, I am like many others who are essentially working a second job to pay the electric bill. I believe one day, paying the electric will be the same price as the mortgage. It is unwieldy and shocking to get a bill every month which is about now half of my mortgage payment.
In the Florida Times Union, our local newspaper, Mark Woods wrote a column a little bit about my life and why I am doing two jobs. The link is below.
I know someone at Keller Williams Jacksonville who sells Life Insurance. He builds his client base through this. I have many, many flight attendants and pilots on my Circle of Influence. I am always bringing up the real estate market when I travel.
However, when I meet customers in Jacksonville, I hold off for quite a while in telling them I still work as a Flight Attendant. I sometimes never tell them. Only if I become friends or as in the case of some customers originally from India, I find a way of bringing it up because I may have come straight from Bombay that morning.
I love both jobs. I would rather do Real Estate and would prefer to stay home all month. But the benefits far outweigh quitting completely so I continue my four days a month in order to get five weeks of paid vacation and insurance. After all, we all deserve days off in a month and I am simply doing what many Americans have to do these days.