Real estate's freshman class

People in Real Estate

More than once lately, Sabina Shnapek Kroes and Katrina Hish have been asked, "Are you crazy?" — or words to that effect.

But the two insist they’re perfectly sane — and that, to the contrary, their timing is astute. Both have become licensed real estate agents within the past month, and they insist this is a great time to enter the field, despite the occasional puzzled reaction their news elicits.

They agree that the immediate prospects for the real estate business as a whole aren’t exactly go-go-go, and they acknowledge that the recession has driven many agents out the door.