As more and more people choose real estate careers, it’s estimated that employment within real estate is expected to grow 3 percent between 2014 and 2024.
As the real estate market continues to grow, so too will the number of people getting into the profession. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates real estate agent profession to grow 3 percent between 2014 and 2024 and the real estate broker profession to grow by 2 percent between 2014 and 2024.
What makes real estate an attractive profession for some? Here are seven things real estate agents love about their job.
1. You get to be your own boss
Most real estate agents work as independent contractors. They get to set their own hours and decide for themselves how to manage their time and priorities. You can work from home, set your own goals, and reap the rewards of your successes.
2. Choosing real estate careers can be a quick process compared to other careers
If you’re looking to switch careers, becoming a real estate agent is a less time-consuming process than, for example, becoming a surgeon. This doesn’t mean that it’s an easy choice, but simply that there are accessible educational opportunities people of varied backgrounds can use to their advantage. For many people, becoming a real estate professional can be a reality while still demanding and rewarding goal.
3. There’s earning potential in real estate
You’re not limited to how much you can earn hourly, or even to a particular salary group. Since your career is essentially your business, your main limitations are how well you can start and grow your business.
Even though it’s hard work, those willing to put in the work and put clients first can see success in the business. If you get into it for the money, you’re getting into it for the wrong reason. If you care about your clients’ needs, you’ll always make a sale. Help people get what they want and what they dream. Then you’ll be successful.
4. Real estate professionals help people during major milestones
Many real estate agents gain great satisfaction in knowing they helped people through major times in their lives. From a new couple buying their first house to families buying a vacation home or a bachelor getting his ultimate bachelor pad, real estate agents get to help people through each stage in their lives and truly be part of a community. When you’re a real estate agent you sometimes become part counselor, part life coach, and part mentor. That can be very rewarding for real estate professionals who have a passion for giving back.
5. Real estate is always changing
People who get bored in an office doing the same thing every day will not have that problem in real estate. If you like change, new trends, and adapting to different markets, real estate will offer the versatility in a work environment that you crave. You also get to deal with many different personality types. For some people, this can be an incredibly exciting part of the job.
6. You’re an expert
After you spend time learning how to become a real estate agent and then honing your skills, you’ll find that you genuinely become knowledgeable and good at what you do. Clients look to you for advice on the market and you’ll know what to tell them. Real estate agents take great pride in being experts, and subsequently, teachers.
7. Real estate gives you an incentive for working hard
People who want to make a living have to work super hard, however it’s a rewarding kind of hard work. You can work as hard as you want. If you’re working for someone else, you’re not going to get the gratification because you’re doing it for someone else.
source: Real Estate Express