Should you consider a career in real estate? I have a few tips to help you decide.
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Should you consider a career in real estate?
I have a few tips that can help you make that decision. Whether or not you decide to work in real estate depends on a few things.
First and foremost, if you’re thinking about being in real estate, you need to have an outgoing personality. You need to be comfortable talking to people. You also need a bit of a competitive streak and should be comfortable with fluctuating income.
For the most part, real estate agents don’t get a salary. You make an income based on how many homes you help people buy or sell. Fortunately, real estate agents help people buy or sell something they need. You’re not just trying to convince someone to buy a vacuum or something that they’re not interested in. You are guiding someone to help them find the property that they need and want.
If you don’t have an outgoing personality and still love real estate, there are many behind-the-scenes positions available. There are operations positions, transaction positions, and showing partner positions that might be right for you.
I always encourage anyone thinking about a career in real estate to get their real estate license. This education is invaluable and will open up a variety of options for you in terms of your career path.
If you’re not licensed, that limits what you can do in real estate. I strongly encourage you to look at many different schools or online classes. You should also talk to a lot of real estate agents to see which company would be the best fit for you. We are proud to be with the largest technology, training, and education company in the world, Keller Williams.
Not every company is right for every agent. Some have different commission splits, some have higher incomes, and some sell higher priced homes than others.
To learn more about my team, check out JoinToth.com. You can register for career nights and learn more about our team. Find out why we’re different and why we think we are the right place for newly licensed agents who want to earn a lot of money. We also have helped seasoned business professionals who have switched from another career into real estate.
If you want to become a real estate agent, there are three things you have to do first:
1. Get licensed.
2. Have solid income expectations.
3. Have six months of money saved before you jump into a real estate career.
If you don’t have six months of money saved up, you may be unprepared for your new, fluctuating income. We don’t want anyone to leave the business before they have a chance to be successful.
Make sure to check out JoinToth.com. We have monthly career nights which give you the chance to talk to members of our team. You can learn what it’s like to work on The Toth Team and find out if our company is the right fit for you.
If you have any other questions for me, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!