An agent's life: 'You eat what you kill'

As the market improves and more people consider a career as a real estate agent, they should weigh the freedom and personal control the professional affords against its lack of safety nets.

The profession has low start-up costs and high potential income, but if no sales come in, agents earn nothing, highlights an article on a central Pennsylvania news site.

“You eat what you kill. You are on your own,” an agent quoted in the article said.