A career in real estate offers a flexible career where you set your own schedule and the sky is the limit with annual earning potential. This industry is truly an entrepreneurial one if you choose look at it that way. Looking around at the high achievers in each market, the one they may have in coming is their success, but how they acquired their success could be completely different from each other. The ways to market yourself, generate opportunities and serve your clients can be as unique as you are.
You can find your niche
There are many opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in the real estate industry. Real estate can connect you to a wide variety of specialized knowledge in areas residential sales, rental property management, appraisal, mortgage financing, leasing, investment real estate, and land development. Moreover, you can specialize in the type clients you want to work with. Whether you want become Luxury Home Specialist, master the art of First Time Home Buyers, becoming the “Mayor” of your favourite neighbourhood, there are endless areas for you to focus your energy on.
Are you looking for a job or to have your own business?
When you are a REALTOR®, whether you realize it or not, you are the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer in your business. Most agents get trapped in the operations side of their business which feels a lot like having a job. Although this side of the business is also the most rewarding part (helping buyers find their dream home and helping sellers make an important move), if you don’t put on your C.E.O hat frequently, your business may be erratic, income becomes inconsistent, and your growth is stunted. Being a business owner takes the discipline to embody your inner C.E.O as well as being able to manage the finances.
If you are still questioning if a career in real estate is right for you, try our real estate simulator as it guides you through scenarios a REALTOR® faces.