I make no attempts to hide the fact that I am a registered nurse and work at Children's Medical Center in Dallas and Plano in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and previously worked in the Emergency Room at Baylor. As my profile on my website says, I do not get stressed and needless to say, I am very cool under pressure.
Most people say that agents with other jobs are a negative, but I appreciate your perspective where having another job allows me freedoms that some dedicated agents may not have, and I agree with that. As I said, I am not desparate for work. However, I will correct you on two of your sentences. You say "real estate isn't your main job" and "We full-time agents..." I would include myself in that category as well. Just because I have another job does not mean that I don't devote full time to real estate. To the contrary, I devote more time to real estate than I do to nursing. I consider real estate my primary job.
I have several innovative plans that I work on a regular basis, but I did not go into detail. I have searched your profile looking for something on your marketing techniques and cant find much of anything... does that mean that you don't market? Obviously, you market your homes, but you don't necessarily post much about it. I am happy to give any of my clients my agreements in writing, which is required in the contract anyway.
You were fairly accurate when you were talking about possible restrictions in your post below however, so here are the two basic stipulations:
1) The home being bought must be higher priced than the one being sold.
2) The home being bought must be closed prior to or in conjunction with the home being sold (such as with a contingency contract).
I am also working with an investor currently who is flipping. My agreement with him is that he will use me to buy the home (so I get full commission), and when he flips it and I list it for him, I do so for 1% listing side commission. He is very happy with the homes I find him and happy to save some money on the sell side, and I am happy to have a regular, steady, quality client.
Noah: I replied to your email yesterday and left you a voice mail this morning. Give me a call when you have a chance. I left you my cell phone number in both messages.
Dp2 - I have seen your contributions here often on Trulia and appreciate the input you give to other buyers/sellers and even agents. I would be happy to be of assistance to you here in the DFW area.
It's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!
Keller Williams Elite