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1. Can I work part-time in real estate?

Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® Associates are dedicated career professionals. We believe Buyers and Sellers are best served by REALTORS® committed to maintaining current knowledge and skills. Dallas real estate jobs are demanding and require full-time attention and commitment.

2. What are my expenses as a REALTOR®?

There are start-up and ongoing expenses that are both fixed (dues, insurance, communication tools, etc.) and variable (marketing, mobile phone, auto expenses, etc.). For a list of typical expenses, please download:


3. How soon will I make an income? How much can I expect to earn?

First year production is extremely unpredictable. On average, it takes four to six months for a new Sales Associate to close their first transaction and receive a commission. First year top-producing "rookies" have earned incomes as much as $90,000 and some more than $100,000.

4. How long does it take to get my license?

Real estate classes offered by local real estate schools are varied in format from all-day to nights to weekends. Generally, the process is: two to six weeks education, two weeks for the application process, two-hour exam, and one to 3 weeks for the license to be received. Your total time invested can be two to three months.

5. What characteristics make a good REALTOR®?

Attitude and personality traits include:

  • Willing to work hard
  • Persistent
  • Good Self- Image
  • Positive
  • Outgoing
  • Enthusiastic
  • Likes to help Others
  • A Servant Spirit
  • Independent and Creative
  • Handles frustration well
  • Mature
  • Committed to Continual Education

Professional skills and traits include:

  • Self Motivated
  • Dependable and Reliable
  • Organized and Detailed
  • Willing to work long hours
  • Strong Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Professional Personal Image
  • Competitive and Goal-Oriented
  • Good Time Manager
  • Results Oriented
  • Problem Solver
  • Committed to a Career
  • Can Prospect and Ask for Business