Is it a conflict of interest to operate multiple businesses while working as a real estate agent? Many Realtors find that having a few non-conflicting contracts is quite helpful and motivational. With a slower market in commercial office leasing, for instance, this completely makes sense.
However, brokers that operate on a national or international scale may fear they will lose the interest of good people who they have taken the time to invest in. Operating more as a corporation, they may feel a sense of lost interest or drive to act as an “employee.”