Test Drive a Real Estate Career

Imagine working for yourself in a flexible career where you can set your own schedule with annual uncapped earning potential. There are so many reasons to choose real estate as your career. So, if you’re thinking about becoming a real estate agent, consider the following:

Uncapped earning potential:

It’s not easy and does require a lot of work but there is the opportunity to make some serious cash. In this line of work, you determine your income. Your income depends on you, and you alone. The harder you work and the better you become, the more money you will earn. Sell and you earn. Don’t sell and you go hungry. Simple.

You’re your own boss:

You have control over your own hours and the freedom of time and movement. You’re not chained to a desk all day and there’s no time card to punch. This same freedom of time and movement also allows you more time to spend with your family.

You wear a lot of hats:

As an agent, you’re asked to do a lot of things that may fall outside your purview. You are an educator, a counselor, a babysitter, a financial advisor and a life coach. Real estate purchases and sales are often prompted by life changes, such as marriage or divorce. Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience, so it’s your job to counsel your clients and guide them in the right direction. The job requires a personality that is flexible and adaptable to the needs of the customer. As an agent, you gain life skills such as multitasking and learning how to work with different personality types. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping someone finally find the home they’ve always wanted.

Out and about:

This is a job that requires you to get out! It’s very difficult to sell from your office chair. Getting buyers into homes is what you want. The big plus is you are not stuck in the same environment every day. You should be viewing new properties regularly and, of course, showing off existing ones.

“In real estate, what you put in is what you will get out! So have big goals, plan well, work hard and there will be virtually no limit to your growth both in your personal and professional life.” – Adrienne Hersch