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Advice for the Rookie Realtor

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Re: 'Rookie Realtor doing 'floor time'' (July 7) Dear Rookie: I enjoy your column, and sympathize with you in your floor-time jail. However, I have some advice. I didn't hear you mention anything about answering e-mails for potential buyers. Ninety percent of all buyers now use the Internet to look for homes and a Realtor. I work for Homestore but do not work for , so I have nothing to gain here, but I am just wondering if y'all have a heavy online presence? That is why it is so slow on the phones these days. Yes, people still look at the weekend homes section, but the Internet is where they are at! May I suggest you digging in a little deeper in that pond? It is much deeper and full of many more fish! Best of luck! Carol AndrewsRegional Sales DirectorRENTNET Dear Rookie: If your company has a policy that dictates what you will do and how you will do it, then it sounds like you are an employee rather than an independent contractor. If that is the case you must be paid for...