Have you considered real estate?
Even if you didn’t previously have the slightest interest in real estate, that doesn’t mean real estate isn’t a worthy career for you now.
You’re never too old to make a change, and if you’re getting to a point where you feel like you’ve done everything for which you’re qualified, looking into a new career can be really exciting.
Day-to-day life as a real estate professional comes with a healthy dose of responsibility, but you’ll also spend a lot of time at your desk. Your boss might not let you take for granted your personal life- if you need time off, they’ll need a little notice.
Think about it–your mother, your sibling, your best friend. How many of them would benefit from some real estate guidance? And think about it–in the past, they probably told you all about their homes. You know where they dream of living, maybe what they’ve thought about fixing up and which neighborhoods they’re scouting at this very moment.
Lately you’ve found more energy at the real estate web sites your friend sent you to and, more than that, you’ve noticed people around you who are buying or looking for homes. Granted, they too are probably tidying up their career at the same time as their home, but you’re not sure if they have all the best information.
No time like the present to learn more about this fascinating line of work.
Here are some pros and cons to consider when asking if a career in real estate is right for you…
Here’s a little inside scoop:
In a way, none of the negatives are really negatives. In the heat of a tough negotiation and stressful deal, you’ll be glad to have those nerdy questions at the back of memory. Real estate is not just real estate; it’s contracts and kitchens and closets.
You’ll also need to remember to fill out some paperwork. Sorry Aladdin, learning what makes a real estate agent–and making a strong case for your own skills–is not a wish-granting lamp.
It has been proven time and time again that your pen might be mightier than your sword, but of course there’s more to it. Here are four questions to ask yourself before you commit to a professional career in real estate:
Don’t forget that it’s not just about the salary and the commission–what else is this job going to offer you?
What qualities suit you best for a career in real estate?
Is this going to be a responsibility you can maintain?
As you can see, it’s not always easy to answer these questions. Consider your future career in real estate with an open mind and do your research.
If you do decide that a professional career in real estate is the best choice for you, then you should continue your research now by reading some of the next blog posts on our site.