31 Min Released Dec 20, 2015

The "How Does a Realtor Work?" Edition

In the final episode for this season of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson talks with Vanessa Pollock a Realtor for Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty in northern New Jersey. Vanessa discusses the drawbacks and benefits of real estate school, her friendly competitiveness with other agents in the area, and how she goes about getting top dollar on the sale of her client’s homes. Plus, Vanessa talks about the upfront costs of running her business and how she’s able to give back to the community through her organization – Closing For A Cause.

In a Slate Plus extra, Pollock reflects on how her life as a dancer has helped her in real estate and how she manages a work/life balance. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

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