Can a Part-Time Real Estate Agent Get the Job Done?

Chris O'Brien became a part-time real estate agent for Re/Max in Doylestown, Pa. about 18 months ago because the economy had him feeling a little uncertain in his full-time sales position in the health care field. Now O'Brien is up against backlash from full-time agents, who have recently released ad campaigns and internet videos criticizing part-timers as not committed enough to make the best deals in the current market.

So can a part-time agent provide everything you need as a homebuyer or seller?