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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

When you go to a buffet, you don't eat everything.  You pick the things you like the most and pass on the rest.  It's the same with real estate.  Choose a niche or geographic area and work it consistently.  You'll have plenty to eat.  

Jul 01, 2017 01:43 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Pick an area of town, or a price range.  Get a good broker, get some mentors, work hard... and you will succeed.


Jul 01, 2017 01:20 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There is always business for those who are great at what they do, no matter where you are

Jul 01, 2017 10:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

The sea is V A S T - there's always room for more big or small fish, Devon mann - I say go for it!

Jul 01, 2017 01:29 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There's more fish in a larger area. You have a scarcity mindset you have to work on.

Jul 01, 2017 04:20 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Honestly I don't know how agents do it in large areas like Los Angeles, Denver, etc.  When we have people relocating to our area of Boise, they often don't know what section they want to live in and a good portion of our job on the first trip is to show them all the different areas.  We know the entire area well, but we are just over a half million in population for the areas we serve and that people moving to the Boise area are generally interested in (Ada County & eastern Canyon County mostly).  We work with a lot of relocation buyers, but I don't think I could do it in a larger metropolitan area.  I certainly think there is business to go around, but specializing in an area is probably the way to go. -Kasey

Jul 01, 2017 01:54 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not even think of competition. Carver your own segment at any market. I work in Los Angeles, CA. Every second probably has here a RE license. 

Yet, I agree, the big city offers more opportunities comparing to a small town. 

Jul 01, 2017 01:34 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Devon mann - it is all in your mind. If you think it is, it will be! There are mega agents in all the markets - and there are agents who hardly complete a transaction in a year in the same market!

Jul 01, 2017 11:37 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

There is plenty of business for everyone!

Jul 01, 2017 07:09 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If you work hard and smart you can make a new business anywhere.

Jul 01, 2017 06:58 PM
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

It depends on you... Big or small city, are you willing to learn your market?

Jul 01, 2017 06:55 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when you move to a large city, you will need to focus on a specific area within that city and market to it.... in a small town, you could do the whole town as I do... 7560 single family homes.... that's the size of one subdivision in the area you're moving to....

Jul 01, 2017 05:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

A big pond provides more opportunities if you can identify an available niche.

Jul 01, 2017 02:12 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like the larger areas where you can specialize.

Jul 01, 2017 01:40 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Carol Williams wrote; excellent advice!

Jul 02, 2017 05:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. What is considered an "average" area?

2. Many would not consider San Antonio a big city as compared with NYC, LA, San Francisco, Boston, etc.

3. At the end of the day there always seems to be enough business for those who are committed to making it work regardless of where they are.

Jul 02, 2017 03:17 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Big city, more opportunities...

Jul 01, 2017 10:51 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I've done both, it puts up a fight everywhere I've lived.


Jul 01, 2017 06:59 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In any market, 80% of the business is done by 20% of the people.  Bigger market, more homes, more players, more business to be had.  Smaller market, less homes, less players, less business to be had.  You can make a name for yourself in either, just harder to be the city expert in a big town.  I suggest focusing on a specific area.

Jul 04, 2017 10:15 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have worked in Denver my whole career, and you set the limits, not others.

Jul 04, 2017 08:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends on your work ethics and your determination

Jul 03, 2017 09:00 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm in the DFW area. We have many agents doing well.  I believe if you want to succeed you will.  Find the market that is a great fit for you and take it!

Jul 02, 2017 03:30 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

easier in larger city in my opinion

Jul 02, 2017 02:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Carol Williams expressed it perfectly.  A

Jul 02, 2017 10:04 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jul 02, 2017 08:25 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

There is always enough to eat when one is hungry enough. 

Jul 02, 2017 07:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Those who prospect will finf their way!

Jul 02, 2017 07:31 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

The way I see it, there is enough business for everyone.  Find your niche, work that area/type of sale and you will do fine. - oh look that is what Carol Williams just said too. 

Jul 02, 2017 07:27 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

You're biggest competitor is in the mirror. 

Jul 02, 2017 06:35 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Devon mann There is always enough business to go around. You just have to look for it.

Jul 02, 2017 06:22 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I can't answer that since I've always been in the same area.

Jul 02, 2017 06:04 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Jul 02, 2017 05:41 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Work the area in which you LIVE. If you live downtown, that  is your business target.

Then target the BH andCB business model and make yourself indispensable.

Is there still enought to eat?

Let me provide a quote from my least admired business leader"

Gary W. Keller

Remember, anyone can do it-not everyone will.

The only question is: will you?

Jul 02, 2017 05:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The issue has more to do with you than the size of the pond.   

Jul 02, 2017 03:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

All the best to you with your move to Austin!

What you make of it will be up to you.  Study, plan, act, and prosper.

Jul 01, 2017 11:21 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Small market share of a huge market is still a good living. Make sure to join a brokerage that provides fantastic training and support to help you take some territory.

Jul 01, 2017 06:24 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 That depends on how good you are and how hard you work.

In Redrock a suburb of Vegas, I know there are over 2,000 realtor-brokers hang their licenses within a block or two. Offices have at least 500 agents in each.  There are probably no more than 4000 homes.

Jul 01, 2017 02:53 PM