I was a Century 21 Realtor for 3 years, in the mid-late 90's. I keep my license on inactive status, for which I maintain my continuing ed requirements annually plus pay a fee to the LREC. I don't plan to w**k after I retire, but if I did, most likely I'd reinstate my license. I made pretty good money, and found I seemed to have a knack for the job. No unhappy clients that I was ever aware of. I chose to park the real estate license for reasons unrelated to the business itself, it had more to do with other things going on in my life at the time, plus I had a lot of time into my federal govt. career and decided I didn't really want to give it up this far into the game. Who knows, I may go back one day. At least in my area, there's plenty of money to be made. It's a good market here in Shreveport-Bossier LA with a major military base, 5 casinos, GM and other large employers. I haven't seen much if any decline in the real estate market around here. Prices seem pretty solid, which is good since I'm about to try to sell my house. Not so good when I go to buy the next one!
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” - Edgar Bergen