Jessica, as you already heard, most brokers will sponsor a part-time agent. One of the reasons I joined Keller Williams was because they do not have requirements as far as meeting attendance, production, et cetera. They allow you to do things at your own pace and have very low fees as well. In fact, I have shopped around to every major brokerage, and overall, Keller Williams gives you the most in training, education, and support for the least amount of money. They are also the #1 Real Estate company in Austin, are the largest in United States, and are ranked #1 by Buyers and Sellers as well! A HUGE plus. Personally, the name recognition alone brings me about $1-2 million in business per year. That right there pays for a large portion of my annual expenses, if not all of it!
If you would like to talk further, feel free to contact me and I will do all I can to assist. I started fresh in Real Estate with Keller Williams, and I'm now one of the top agents in Austin, consistently doing between $5 and $10 million per year in business. This is in large part due to the training and support I received at Keller Williams Realty. I am also now a Master Instructor due to their extensive, mostly free continuing education.
Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Ranked #1 by Buyers and Sellers (JD Power & Assoc. 2012)