How do I know if I should get into Real Estate?

Considering getting into real estate as your next career? We don’t blame you -- it can be a really

rewarding career! That being said, there are certain things to consider before taking the plunge.

The Positives:

  • You are your own boss. You control the direction of your business.
  • You work flexible schedules. The more time you invest, the more opportunities you have to close deals.
  • You have unlimited income potential. If you sell more, you make more.
  • If you love making others happy, this can be a very fulfilling career since you are helping clients with one of the most important decisions they will make in their lives.
  • If you love interacting with people, real estate is great for you. You will spend a lot of your time talking with others whether through networking or guiding a client through the buying or selling process.

Things to Consider:

  • There are several fees required to get started....you have to invest in yourself!
  • Passing the Real Estate Sales Associate Exam can be difficult (but AceableAgent is here to help you with that).
  • Being your own boss is a lot of work. It’s like having your own business and you’re going to handle all aspects of it: finding leads, managing clients, networking, marketing, and doing administrative work. Good time management is critical!
  • Your schedule revolves around your client’s needs. You generally work when others don’t and that means weekends. It can also mean dropping everything at a moment’s notice in order to help your client. They are your bread and butter, literally.
  •  Your income potential is affected by the amount of time you invest in your job and the market you cover.
  • When you start out, you won’t be rolling in cash. It’s going to take some time as you continue to build your network and gain more clients.

 

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