As you are finding out, real estate professionals are incredibly generous regarding sharing with others the 'secrets' of the trade. (Secrets are an urban legend) Some, unfortunately,continuously attempt to create barriers making it increasingly difficult for others to enter this business. There is a reason some many folks, like yourself, look towards a real estate career as the pathway to their success.
You should continue to buy a 'cheese danish' for a few more agents to get a broader view of the options available. If you eliminate 'wanna-be' and 'part-time' from the descriptions of your intent, you will find no shortage of successful professionals who carry the torch of 'pass-it-forward.' However, no one wants to have their time wasted on a 'wanna-be.'
This is an EXCEPTIONAL time to enter this business. However, if you do not plan properly, the likelihood your history will repeat that of the 95% of newly minted agents who never reach their second year anniversary increases dramatically.
Read a few of my posts regarding what you should be asking brokers that is the real indicator of what your future will be.
Regarding your question...."...give you listings to help you jump-start..." Sorry, no one is going to GIVE you ANYTHING. This is a predatory business in which you, a real estate professional, will be a vital part of the food chain. EVERYONE will attempt to put a hand deep into your pocket....and don't expect a thank you. To make money, you will need to spend money. Where you spend your time and money will prove essential.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Scotsdale Bluffs, Dunedin Home Tour