Do you agree? I don't know many people who would hire a part time heart surgeon, but hey to each their own. Newsday via Bankrate.com:
"Part-time agents are the worst," says Herman Chan, a real estate broker in San Francisco. "I always know when I'm dealing with a part-time agent because they only return my calls at noon or after 5 p.m. -- meaning their lunch break or after they clock out" from day jobs.
Chan points out that residential real estate in the age of cellphones and social media means constant connectivity is a must.
"If you're offline for a half of a day, your client can miss out of an offer," Chan says. "Part-time agents really do a disservice to their clients because buying and selling really is a 24/7 career."
But Chan concedes even full-time agents struggle to keep up with the pace of the real estate business.
"Part-time or full-time, it's all about being a professional and having great follow-up skills," Chan says.