Are Real Estate Agents Self Employed?

I get this question occasionally, so I thought I’d answer here as a reference for those who are curious. We, as Realtors, are self-employed, 1099 contractors, who work for whomever we want. According to Utah state regulations, real estate agents are required to keep a license with an affiliated brokerage until they have had enough transactions to form their own brokerage or unless they choose to stay with a brokerage. I personally love working with Keller Willliams and find great value in their tools and the camaraderie there.

I get to decide when I work, how often, who I respond to and basically all that I do. That is why there are such huge differences when it comes down to hiring Realtors- they decide what kind of Realtor they will be in representing you.

I originally wanted to a be a part-time Realtor, selling just a few homes a year. Thankfully, since I started with KW, I learned in early trainings what a difference it makes to be a full-time Realtor. The more I do, the more I learn, the better I represent my clients. I decided that if I was going to ask my friends and family to trust me with their largest purchases and sales in life, I needed to commit to be full time to better serve them.

I love what I do and am so grateful that I get to work the way I want for my clients!

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