Yes, all of the above! It is a "standard of care issue". As a broker you do not want a part timer trying to advise clients as to the market when they have no idea of what's really going on, what are the latest issues regarding financing, contract law,etc. Also, what usually happens is the part timer finally get a friend to buy from them and they turn the whole office upside down trying to get help with their offer; writing, presenting, financing, escrow/title and closing. All the time asking someone to baby sit them through the entire closing process, inspections, negotiating contingency removals, doing their agent inspection plus the myriad duties of a FULL TIME REALTOR! I don't think we should even issue licenses to agents until they committed to go full-time. But then again, I know many full-time/part time Realtor/Agents who don't have a clue!! In other words--don't come in and dumb down our industry any further. We are now clearing away the wreckage of all the other folks who got licensed, decided to work for nothing and are now abandoning their clients enmasse. That all being said, if you DO decide to come into the busienss FULL TIME, the associate with a company which will provide you great training and support. Then email me and I'll be glad to give you any support I can!! The Harvard Business School gave real estate the nod years ago stating it was the quickest way to a six figure income in the nation. This is still true! Read the Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller and see if you've got the right stuff. Make the leap--it could change your life!