Many full-time real estate agents prefer not to work with part-time agents because they have limited availability. “If you’re offline for half of a day, your client can miss out on an offer,” says San Francisco broker Herman Chan. “Part-time or full-time, it’s all about being a professional and having great follow-up skills.” However, some say full-time Realtors also have busy schedules and can be less flexible than a part-timer. Others say part-time agents are less costly for sellers because many charge flat rates instead of a percentage commission. Chantay Bridges of Clear Choice Realty & Associates in Los Angeles says the agent’s work ethic is what matters most. Even so, some say full-time agents are better equipped to handle the various aspects of the transaction, from pricing and financing to marketing and showings, because they devote all of their time to their clients. | Read More