I’d appreciate an honest answer : How much do residential real estate agents make in their first year of work?

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Typically not much. Unless you already know alot of people ready to buy and willing to work with you, don’t expect to make too much in your first year.

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That first year is rough and a lot of people scrape by. IME it's pretty common for people to double their earnings by the second year, so don't get discouraged.

If you don't have a lucky break, the first year is a bit low in income, in my first year, I remember not exceeding $40K.

It all depends on your skills as a salesperson, and how good an eye you have for collecting good sales options. I remember in my first year I made over $80k.

Depends on your area, network, and a few other factors but it's not uncommon to make under $50K. There's a lot of room for growth though so it's okay to start slow

Enough to make ends meet in most cases. I wouldn't worry too much since you should be able to increase your income year over year once you start

I made about $20k and took off about 6 weeks for family events. (when I say take off, I still answered my phone and checked emails once a day, but did not take on any new clients. And the 6 weeks was not together.)

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