In real estate? Better get a second job [Florida]
Moonlighting as a waiter at Rosario’s, an Italian restaurant on the oceanfront, is no comedown for real estate agent Todd Jachim.
After all, the food is great, working conditions pleasant and the owner and customers extremely nice, said Jachim, who has worked as a waiter before and still thinks it’s a fun job. And not incidentally, “I’m making good money up there,” he said.
Still, Jachim, 35, has built a career as an agent for four years and has no plans to give up on it. He’s waiting tables five nights a week but is still “fully involved in real estate” during the day.
Jachim is among a growing number of Volusia-Flagler area agents — and even a few brokers — who have started earning income elsewhere, often as they hold on to their real estate connections with an eye to the market reviving. Some have gone into teaching school or other full-time jobs, worked part-time jobs or, if they can afford it, just take a break from work entirely.