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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Are you not able to simply go inactive on your real estate license...are you sure you would have to start from scratch if you don't like lending?  And why go to a bank to be a loan officer rather than with a mortgage company?  Is it because you do not have to have a mortgage license? 

Apr 18, 2016 10:29 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Sounds like you need to get out of sales.

Apr 18, 2016 05:26 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Neither is lucrative if you hate everyday and aren't good at what you do.  Both are extremely lucrative if done right.


Just make sure if you make a change it's not simply "Grass is greener" syndrome - I've seen agents go to being an LO and burn out and fail, and vice versa, many times.

Apr 18, 2016 04:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

real estate agent career, if you have the right niche..... new construction subdivisions will be a 'SCORE" for any real estate agent.... new listings plus all of the resale business that comes with the package!!

Apr 18, 2016 03:41 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

It depends what makes you comfortable.

Apr 18, 2016 09:46 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The one you are qualified for and passionate about.

Apr 18, 2016 07:47 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Never choose a career based on income potential. If you love what you do and are good at it, you will succeed and the money will follow.

If you hate what you do now, why would you chose an unknown career on the basis of whether or not it is more lucrative? You say you come from a banking background but are a RE agent so that leads me to believe you did not like banking.

If you are currently very busy in RE, move into a different aspect...listing,  property management, etc. and not have the risk of changing industries only to regret it. Better the devil that you know than the one you don't.



Apr 18, 2016 07:18 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When a person cranks it up, whatever he is doing, that's the pay-off place

Apr 18, 2016 06:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It would depend on what you are most proficient in.

Apr 18, 2016 06:03 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

You have 2 very similar questions posted, and you are looking for an opinion of which pays more, i.e., which is more lucrative?  I've only been a realtor, so I cannot comment on mortgage or loan positions, only on real estate.  And I work with both Buyers and Sellers, so I'm not always driving people around, meaning Buyers.  I do know that all of those career fields have you working with different types of people, putting in the hours, and you will be doing planning.  If you are good at what you do, professional, and make business relationships you will get that paycheck.  Best of Luck! 

Apr 18, 2016 05:28 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That depends on what career one wish to pursue. In CA most loan agents do both....

Apr 18, 2016 03:26 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would think it would depend on which career you want to call yours.

Apr 18, 2016 03:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Haven't done both sides.  If you don't like being a buyer's agent, try being a listing agent.  Lots less driving.

Apr 18, 2016 03:08 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great question and great answers. 

Nov 29, 2019 10:12 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

You got all great answers. 

Nov 29, 2019 08:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

You could always concentrate on Listings and let others deal with buyers.

May 20, 2017 11:25 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no idea.

Apr 18, 2016 10:17 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

It all depends on one's skill set and strengths...

There are successful people in each field.

Apr 18, 2016 04:16 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It just depends on what you are good at and what you enjoy.  Good luck with whatever you decide.

Apr 18, 2016 12:27 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Talk with a mortgage broker in your area. See if that will give you more insight. 

Apr 18, 2016 12:12 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I believe you will make more money as an agent but not if you are not enjoying what you do.

Apr 18, 2016 12:01 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I would say you're going to have a hard time keeping track of anything if you can't even remember that you asked the same question just a little while before this one. 

Apr 18, 2016 10:32 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Mortgage broker.

Apr 18, 2016 05:26 AM