Real Estate - A Career That's Within Reach

Female real estate agent

There are many factors that affects our decision in becoming a real estate agent. Some of these are good income, the ability to ‘be your own boss’, flexible schedule and many more. But, in becoming a licensed real estate agent, there are better and more significant factors to consider.

Important factors such as relatively low start-up costs, few barriers to entry and, you can be up and running quickly makes a career in Real Estate just within reach. These factors help you easily decide to become a licensed real estate agent especially when compared to other career choices.

Start-Up Costs is Low

There is a relatively low-risk opportunity for you to start a career in Real Estate. If you want to try on something new, start with one of the most affordable career as a licensed real estate agent. Depending on the state where you live, education is affordable between $300 and $1200 and the exam and licensing fees are likewise reasonable.

Entry has Few Barriers

Depending on where you are located, qualifications to become licensed vary. Some state require only that you have a high school diploma or a clean criminal record to earn a license. You are also likely qualified to become a licensed real estate agent regardless of previous work experience.

Up and Running Quickly

Unlike many other professional careers, you can complete your real estate education and take your licensure exam in as fast as one month. There is no multi-year education commitment in becoming a licensed real estate agent.

Characteristics of a Successful Property Leader

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Property market can be very challenging and there is no single formula for success but there are core personality traits that help property leaders to achieve their great successes today.

Below are a few important points on how Francis become a successful property leader.

1) Reasons for joining the real estate industry and financial goals are all different, so create a road map to success.

2) Think more positively. Surround yourself with positive results. Be able to deal with setbacks and see the good side in a bad situation.

3) Listen to your clients problems and give advice on what properties they should buy. Always treat them as friends.

4) Learn from the best and be surrounded with a positive-minded crowd. Achieve mutually beneficial results, known in business circles as “coopetition” from the concept of cooperative competition.

5) Never misrepresent to a client and always put yourselves in the shoes of buyers and sellers.

6) Stay professional and compete in a cooperative way by never undercutting another agent.

7) Look for a successful mentor and try to follow his or her footsteps.

Career in Real Estate

Choosing real estate as your career can either be a piece of cake or a tough thing to do. You may have an annual potential income of more than a hundred thousand dollars a year but like any other success story there will always be rooms for inconveniences. A few points are stated below to help you think if a career in real estate is right for you.

You Are Your Own Boss As a Real Estate Agent

As an independent contractor, you are in charge of your own time zone and your list of business. You have unlimited opportunities for the expansion of your real estate business considering you have a solid work ethic and the right attitude. But as an independent contractor also, it is necessary to build your leads, maintain your client’s needs and networking relationships and marketing your business to a point where you may fail to  perceive how much work it takes to be a successful real estate agent.

Starting Up is Quick and Painful in a Real Estate Career

In only a matter of time, you can complete the required training to become a licensed agent depending on state regulations. However, passing the licensing exam and achieving a varied skill set is quite difficult and you may have to spend more time, effort and money for you to complete the training.

Real Estate Agents Work Flexible Hours

Real estate agents work without a specific time frame. They can work whenever they want to and most of their time is on socializing, building relationships and meeting people. However, when a client were to engage you, you may have to drop everything and head over to meet them often within an hour.

Good Income Awaits a Real Estate Agent

There is huge growth and income potential for real estate agents who are willing to invest enough time in their career. It may be not be as rewarding as in the beginning but in the long run you will surely get what you deserve. It can be a treat or drought situation, depending on the market you cover and existing relationships you can develop.

Real Estate Agents Help People With Their Largest Transactions

A real estate agent career can be very rewarding and exciting when clients are satisfied by the help you extend for them to find the perfect home or sell their property at a great price and render other excellent client services. Unfortunately, ff a client is unsatisfied, whether it was due to your efforts or not, rumor spreads quickly and can affect your referral network and, ultimately, your credibility.

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