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Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's certainly worked out well for me.  Though, it's not for everybody.

Jul 10, 2015 04:32 AM
Rainer
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Yes

Jul 10, 2015 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I think real estate career is a great second career for those 'extras' in life!

Jul 10, 2015 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

Depends on their level of committment. If they aren't going to be there for the client, then no. If they are actually going to work, then yes. Many retired people need the extra income and this might be one of the only options for them.

Jul 10, 2015 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Retirees are retired.  If they are working then they are not retired.  Real estate is a costly endevour to maintain with ongoing mandatory fees so the person needs to evaluate whether he or she will make a suitable net profit in order to determine if real estate is a good second career.  Otherwise any retirement incoming cashflow would be lost.  The analysis can also be complicated by many  other factors which would vary on an individual basis.

Jul 10, 2015 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Yes, especially if they have a big sphere of influence to market too.

Jul 10, 2015 02:13 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

yes and know. If you are working then you are not retired but if you need to work to enjoy your retirement then real estate could be a good 2nd career.

Jul 10, 2015 01:53 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We did  but then again we retired in our early 50's.

Jul 10, 2015 01:45 AM
Rainer
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Teaching Amanda Fische
Teaching Amanda Fische - Denver, CO
Offering 30 plus years of sales insights

Absolutely, many have built relationships over the years and that is a critical cog in the success wheel of real estate, but they will only be successful if they are serious about the business.

Jul 10, 2015 01:29 AM