Industry News

Workin’ for a real estate livin’

Part 1: Newscasters, fast-food chain owners enter home-sale biz

Editor's note: From fast-food franchise owners to local news anchors to former Olympians, real estate has long attracted people from all walks of life who've opted to try their hand at selling homes. In this special three-part Inman News series, we caught up with some of these real estate pros to share their stories. (See Part 2: Pro athletes race for home sales and Part 3: Leaving home sales behind.) Bob and Lorene Hetherington anchored television newscasts in the Columbus, Ohio, area. Billy Radakovitz was a UPS driver. While they came from different walks of life, they are now traveling the same career path in real estate. These relative newcomers say their new profession has been both rewarding and challenging. And while real estate may not be easy street, they say they're feeling very at home with the career change. While many new agents are joining the real estate industry daily, the routes they took to get there and the reasons that drove them to it are as individual as the...

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