Defining real estate part-timers

Debate over hours worked vs. quality of service

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Necessity has driven some real estate agents to take up a second job or even a third job to make ends meet during these challenging economic times.

And some agents have relegated their role in assisting buyers and sellers to part-time status while awaiting a market recovery or weighing an exit from the real estate business.

Margaret Woda, an agent and associate broker at Long & Foster Real Estate in Maryland, manages several part-time agents in Crofton, Md.