You're building your own business and it involves being away from home for 4 days out of the week staying in hotels that you pay for out of pocket. You start out with some advances which of course have to be paid back which you end up using for the hotel and significant amount in gas you have to pay. Double whammy to you, the new agent. The potential to be successful is there but if you have a week or two where you're simply not running into anybody, it hurts financially.
From my personal experience the job is enjoyable, the management is great, but the lack of support for new agents is kind of disturbing from a financial standpoint. It's commissions based, of course, and you have to know that going into the job but in my own personal opinion the company should pay for hotels, help with gas, and pay you taxable income instead of an advance you have to pay back later.
I've been working hard and for my first two weeks I rode around with an extremely successful manager (who you split commissions with just for being present and watching them present) but we ended up with very little sales. I equate the lack of success to the region we're now leaving, not the company's methods or any company support. After the next couple weeks I can update my review but keep in mind that this job is not easy whatsoever and requires lots of hard work, organization, and dedication.