Many Orlando Realtors have second jobs
The Income and business of Orlando Realtors is said to be growing after many years of decline, according to the 2012 national association of realtors member profile the median income of a realtor rose 2.3% to $34,000.00 in 2011, which is the first overall gain in over nine years. Licensed brokers typically earned $48,400.00 in 2011, while the median for a sales agent was $27,200.00.
My first reaction when I read this was shock and disbelief. Then I realized that many Orlando realtors only work part time as realtors. Agents that earn such a low income from buying and selling Orlando real estate have other obligations and other employment that has nothing to do with being an Orlando Real estate agent.
In my opinion, there is no way that you can be an Orlando Real Estate Broker part of the time and be successful. To be a successful Orlando realtor you have to absolutely love what you do. And if you don’t love it, guess what, your clients will know.
Personally, I can’t see myself doing anything else but being an Orlando Real Estate professional. I love Orlando and I love helping the people of Orlando with all their housing needs both Sellers and Buyers, especially distressed sellers that need are in need of an Orlando Short Sale Expert. There’s no greater satisfaction in this world than to know that you’ve helped someone to get out of a huge problem and get on with their life.
If you love being an Orlando Realtor, you’ll never work a Day in your Life
NAR [National Association of Realtors] members that have been in business for 16 years or more are averaging $50,200.00 per year…[16 years!!?]. To be a broker for 16 years and only making $50,200.00 doesn’t make much sense to me either. If you put all all of your effort into being a great Orlando realtor for that many years you should be making a much larger yearly income.
I think what happens to some agents is that they start losing their love for being a top realtor and they just stop trying their best. Once this happens in any occupation it starts getting to the point that you actually start hating your job and just kind of go through the motions as opposed to doing your job with passion and enthusiasm.
I personally have had agents working for me that I’ve seen this happen to. It doesn’t mean that they were bad people, it just means that they weren’t cut out to be a top Orlando real estate agent. Life is just too darn short to do something that you really don’t like to do.
Top Orlando Brokers and Agents
Orlando real estate Brokers and agents putting in over 60 hours per week earned around $81,000.00 per year with only 17% of realtors earning over $100,000.00 per year. These are the go-getters that put 100% of themselves into what they do and love every minute of it.
Being a super successful Orlando Realtor means living your life at a frantic pace and it seems you are being pulled in a hundred different directions because everyone wants a piece of you… It truly is a Great feeling!
Jenny Zamora, Lic Orlando RE Broker