Buying or Selling a Home/Real estate


hi hans-  my name is russ.  was wondering if you had any advice on pursuing a career as a residential real estate agent. i have work in outside sales for 5 years and am considering a switch to real estate but i know very little about it.  any pointers would be appreciated



Hi Russ,
Thank you for your question.

I was an eyewear importer and distributor.  Dollar was weakening and my costs rising,  competition too.

I met some real estate agents and the profession sounded great.  No inventory to buy, but plenty to sell.

That was 26 years ago and I am still happily working as a full time Realtor.

There is no salary or safety net.  You are on your own aside from the support of your office and company brand.  I have researched most all the brands and still am with Coldwell Banker.

Your question could take quite awhile to talk over and typing will take even longer.  My suggestion is to find your local Coldwell Banker office and call the office manager and ask for an appointment to talk about the job and what it entails and what support you can expect.

Good luck and be successful.


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Hans Weber, Licensed Broker Associate


I am able to answer questions related to buying or selling residential real estate in New York. There are many questions buyers and sellers have about the process of buying or selling a home that they are afraid to ask or that might seem too simple to ask. For instance: in a house, why do some doors open in and some doors open out?


Licensed real estate agent in New York State in 1988.
Serving buyers and sellers as a full time occupation since 1988 with over 300 successful residential real estate transactions.

National Association of Realtors.
Westchester County Board of Realtors.

Graduate of Pace University in 1988 majoring in business and minors in taxation and computer science.

Awards and Honors
Consistently one of top sales awarding winning agents for Coldwell Banker in Westchester County.

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