PHOTO: Corcoran agent Caroline Bass pops her daughter into a baby carrier to take her along to some showings.THE CORCORAN GROUP

The freedom to set your own hours and earn a living by selling ideas about homemaking can make real estate a tempting job option for moms.

However, while it is possible to contribute to household bills with money earned from a sale or lease here and there, establishing a full-time career as a broker requires the same effort as any industry: starting from the proverbial bottom, putting in grueling hours and painstakingly working your way up to success. In other words, while many successful brokers are also moms, it’s still a tough field to break into if you already have kids, broker-moms in Manhattan say.


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