A Hand In My Pocket

A Real Estate Blog by Jim Stefanile

by James Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC, REALTOR/Associate, Prudential NJ Properties

I don’t like to write about money because I tend to get whiney when the subject comes up but I’ve been doing some math lately and, as Mr. Spock would say, “The figures are taking an alarming direction…”

I was thinking about how much it costs me to remain a REALTOR.  When I was in show biz I had some union dues and the occasional expense for a piece of equipment (a light meter, a monocular for lining up a shot, an editing system which I used for 15 years and charged my clients for its use).  That was it.  My accountant and I always struggled to figure business expenses at tax time because I was reimbursed by my clients (sometimes handsomely) for every meal, taxi ride, tank of gas, cocktail, airplane journey, rental car and hotel room.

No such problem…

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