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Rookie Realtor plagued by advice to quit

Nearly half of survey respondents say agent should give up

How would you feel if nearly half of America thought you should quit your job, and another 10 percent weren't sure? Or, put another way, what if only one-third of the people who know about you–your family, friends and casual observers–thought you should keep doing what you're doing for a living? Well, those are the two messages I got from the results of an Inman News survey conducted about a week ago. The survey question was simple, but direct: "Should the Rookie Realtor quit real estate sales?" Order "The Rookie's Toolkit" Nearly half of the voters–45.3 percent, to be exact–said I should leave the business and look for a different line of work. Join RookieTalk! Survey respondents who chose "other" had mixed words of advice for the Rookie. One reader said to "keep on truckin', Rookie," while others suggested it's time to throw in the towel. Here's a sample of their advice: "Better to get the bumps and bruises now," said Mike McCutcheon, Coldwell Ba...

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