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Thinking about a career change? Consider real estate, here's why.

June 16, 2017

Whether you're making a career change or trying to decide on a new career to start, the decision is tough and should not be taken lightly. There any many factors to take into account when making the decision. A career in real estate can be beneficial for a wide variety of people and for different reasons. If you have never considered a career in real estate, here are a few reasons you should.  


It’s a relatively easy field to break into. 

We wouldn't consider it a breeze, but becoming a licensed agent is fairly simple compared to other professions. There is no fancy degree required, nor any long-term experience. What is a required is a State licensing class, and passing the State test. Once licensed, it's a matter of working hard to build relationships and foster deals.


You can work while you learn. 

If you're making a career change, you have the option to earn your license while you continue your current job. Then, even when you become licensed you can work real estate on the side until you're ready to take it on full-time. For many people, real estate starts out as a part-time job. Then once they've built a clientele, they transfer into a full-time roll. 


There is a lot of flexibility. 

If you have a hectic home life schedule, than real estate may just be the perfect career for you. The job provides you the ability to make your own schedule. You can drop the kids at practice, show a house and be back an hour later to pick them up. Plus, let's not forget to mention the ability to take off whenever you want. It is also important to note, although agents have the freedom to do their own thing, the only way to be successful is to stay focused and work hard. 


Your growth has no limit.

If you're successful, you can grow your brand to any size you choose. Ultimately this means there is no cap on how much money you can make; the harder you work the more you make. You can even partner with other agents to build a powerful, unstoppable team. 


The market may go down, but it never dies.

People will always need to buy and sell homes. That's not to say your sales may decrease at times, but that doesn't mean you will stop selling homes all together. Currently the industry is on the rise, a prefect time to get started.


It is often that people will shy away from a career in real estate if they don't have any experience in sales or customer service. But that should not deter you. It is not a career that everyone can just fall into, but unlike other professions, the barrier to enter is low and the growth potential is high. 


Contact us today if you have questions about breaking into real estate. 



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