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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Mine was similar to Bob Crane.  I grew up on a ranch -- so feeding cows and chickens, working in the hayfield and being a cowboy.  If I remember correctly we were rounding up cattle by the age of 6.

Oct 22, 2015 01:12 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar First job in high school was bagging groceries in a grocery store. First real job was the USAF.

Oct 22, 2015 04:27 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

A dishwasher in the school cafeteria.

Oct 22, 2015 01:36 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Not counting working for Dad weekends cleaning the shop it was Jack in the Box.  Some scarry stuff went on back in those days.  Mark

Oct 22, 2015 11:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Feeding cows on my parents farm, age six.

Oct 22, 2015 11:35 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gluing bows and feathers and other dumb stuff onto greeting cards at a Hallmark Card factroy in Topeka, Kansas.  

Oct 22, 2015 10:46 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I worked at Sears in the young boys department. Toughskins jeans. 

Oct 22, 2015 09:38 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I cut grass and shoveled snow until I was old enough to get a "real" job which was a bag boy in a grocery store. $1.65 p/h plus tips!







Oct 22, 2015 09:05 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In high school I was often pulled out of class to fix the principal's computer or to program cash registers.  First paying job was working at an antique store doing computer work, cleaning, invoicing and assorted other odds and ends.

Oct 22, 2015 08:27 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Painting houses Richie. It was for a guy who owned a whole bunch of property the rented out and yes we used lead based paint. I guess this is even real estate related.

Oct 22, 2015 07:04 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Cashier at JC Pennys at 17 years old.

Oct 22, 2015 06:54 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When I was around 10 years old, I made candles and sold them door to door in the neighborhood.

When I was 12, my uncle's wife taught me to make jewelry.  I made some necklaces and got good feedback, so I decided to sell the jewelry at local arts and crafts faires.  

My parents were nice enough to drive me to the events, help set up and manage the booth, etc. and give me a ride home. 

Oct 22, 2015 05:54 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Busboy in my uncle's restaurant on 56th and 6th in NYC.

Oct 22, 2015 05:40 AM
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

First real job: 40 hour-punch the clock-work weeks- was a bagger & clerk for Safeway grocery store. Great training, still value it 32 years later.

As a kid I shined shoes, washed cars, and shagged balls on a golf range; but they were all cash & part time.

Oct 22, 2015 04:17 AM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

First job as cutting lawns in the neighborhood.

First paying job for a employer was packing bags a local grocery store.



Oct 22, 2015 04:12 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

selling xmas cards door to door. in my red arrow leaf wheelbarrow . at age 10. the cards started at 1.00 a piece... in the 60's. high end from the get

Oct 22, 2015 04:12 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I was a cashier at a retail store in our area.

Oct 22, 2015 04:10 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Picking berries in the fields of northwest Oregon.  My first 40 hour week job: Secretary in the sales department of a fruit warehouse in Central Washington.

Oct 22, 2015 06:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

First job during college was in retail and summers as a teacher's aide. First real job after graduate school was doing psychological testing. 

Oct 22, 2015 05:30 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

First job was working for my dad at a law office as receptionist/office asst over summers.  First "real" job after college was legal assistant at a law firm in DC.  First real real job after B-school as assistant brand manager (marketing/brand management).

Oct 22, 2015 04:43 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Richie Alan Naggar 

My first real job, other than babysitting was waitressing in a local Italian restaurant.

Aug 26, 2016 02:26 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®


First paying job was helping an owner clean a rental home, I got paid $10.00. Boy I thought that was great money for what I did that day.

Oct 28, 2015 10:56 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I worked in a NAPA auto parts store ....thought I wanted to own one ....then I moved on to bigger and better things Richie Alan Naggar ....great question!

Oct 28, 2015 09:23 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Besides mowing the lawn for my dad.  I did yard work for an elderly but financially well of woman up in the El Cerrito Hills.  Huge house and lot.  I took care of her dogs when she was traveling.  First reported job that I paid taxes and such was H&R Bloch.  I copied tax returns on an old ammonia based machine; the tax forms were on a thin tissue like paper and I matched them up to special paper and ran them through the machine; then stapled everything in the right order. 

Oct 26, 2015 08:35 AM
Victor Quiroz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DTLA Regional Office - Los Angeles, CA
Top of the line service, bottom line results!

I worked at the United Parcel Service directly after high school for over a year. Fair days pay for a fair days work at 17 years old!

Oct 23, 2015 08:56 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Box Boy.  Best start a kid could ever get.  Teaches a child responsibility, dealing with the public and gives room for advancement.

Oct 23, 2015 06:49 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Summer job in book store in Junior High (yes, they were still around then!).

Oct 23, 2015 01:34 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Delivering newspapers.

Oct 22, 2015 10:43 PM
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

My sister and I were a money making team! 8/9 yrs old we'd walk the creek & woods along the golf course and find golf balls. We'd shine them up and sell them back to the golfers for 10-25 cents. We babysat, mowed lawns, raked leaves, dog sat, pretty much anything we could to do.

11yrs old, after we'd saved enough money for a bike that we shared, we were sub-contractors for our older brother. He had a paper route, the newspaper wouldn't hire girls back then, so we delivered for him for about 1/3 of what he was getting paid. Early income inequality lesson!

First paycheck job 15, lifeguard at the local lake, $2.15/hr.

Oct 22, 2015 10:32 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Gas station.  When there was real full service.

Oct 22, 2015 10:22 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

My first ever job was working in a bank in mid-town Manhattan as a customer service representative.  I must say, I learned a lot working there . . . and not just about banking and loans.  This is where I started learning about what other people were like.  Had some humorous moments there.  Quite interesting working in mid-town Manhattan.

Oct 22, 2015 10:01 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Other than "self employed" baby sitting etc...waitress ....and loved the "commission" of tips !

Oct 22, 2015 09:31 PM