You've heard it before: business is all about who you know. Success in real estate, in particular, is dictated by referrals and networking. A lot of new real estate agents think their career will get in the way of their time with their kids, but that doesn't have to be the case. Like any job, you get out of it what you put in, but real estate's a malleable industry and it's definitely possible for family life and work life to co-exist. Some situations can even be mutually beneficial.
Take, for instance, the PTA.