BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

More than the manager at McDonalds

Sep 02, 2015 12:28 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

That's impossible to answer. Every location has its own price point. And people's definitions of successful are all different.  Success can have many definitions besides the dollar earned.

Sep 02, 2015 11:26 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

About 100,000

Dec 22, 2018 11:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Bill that is a number that will vary greatly from location to location.

But one thing is universal, many agents are incapable of making a living and should never have been recruited into the field.

Sep 02, 2015 05:14 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It propbably depends on geography.  An agent earning low six figures might be wildly successful in Topeka, Kansas and on the virge of poverty in Manhatten. 

Sep 02, 2015 01:28 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

That would depend what the individual agent believes is a mark of success.

Sep 02, 2015 10:39 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Some would define success as having an activity that gets them out of the house.

Another may define success as earning enough money to pay for the annual cruise.

Another may define success as having the capacity to help those in an undeserved segment.

Those whose arrogance can not be masked would measure it solely by the height of the pile of money. And THAT is what we want to call the 'Measure of the Man."

In that perspective, there is only the struggler, survivor, influencer and visionary. Which of these would you call a success?

Sep 02, 2015 11:00 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Market dependent for sure --- both in terms of earning potential and cost of living.

Sep 02, 2015 09:54 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Bill. I know some real estate agents that "Earn" mega millions. It's not about the gross, it's about your net.

Sep 02, 2015 07:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, it depends on the location. Here in L.A., the Average price of the property is 500k, while in some locations it is only 10k. Also what is net in RE? We have so many expenses. I've seen some very successful agents who make a lot of money having very little net after marketing, salaries to the team and all other deductions.

Sep 02, 2015 04:22 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bill - Too many variables to say. In smaller rural areas it will be much lower than in Beverly Hills or Manhattan, NY.

Sep 02, 2015 04:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

With an average sale price in my area of $160,000 I would say to be considered successful you would need to net over $50,000.

Sep 02, 2015 04:03 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

the national average is low, but it also depends if your in rural iowa or nyc. often the kids stay out and the seniors get in

Sep 02, 2015 01:19 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think it would vary market to market. I couldn't afford to live in LA on what I make, but I make a great living in central Georgia in my rural community. Everything is relevant. 

Sep 02, 2015 12:40 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

More than the national average of $35,000

Sep 02, 2015 12:25 PM