Reasons Why Real Estate Is The Best Industry
Real estate has proven to be one of the top industries to work in.
Here’s a look at our four favorite reasons to celebrate a career in real estate.
1. Real estate provides time and location flexibility.
Full-time agents can’t just go on vacation at a moment’s notice. Real estate is a time-sensitive field, and most clients like to receive constant updates. Many agents work from home, and those who don’t usually don’t have regular office hours. With that level of freedom, agents can return calls after dropping the kids off at school. They can handle paperwork during nap time. It’s an extra ounce of liberty that makes it easier for agents to maintain a life outside of the office.
2. Agents can explore properties all day long.
Who wouldn’t love gazing at spa showers, transom windows and front porches all day? Agents don’t just drive past a “for sale” home and wonder what’s behind that screen door. With interested clients in tow, agents spend most of their time exploring properties. If the idea of looking at houses all day long and guiding clients through their options of best places to live excites you, real estate is definitely the field for you. Getting up close and personal with beautiful homes every day is a perk that most real estate agents never tire of.
3. Agents are Self-employed.
Working as independent contractors, agents are basically self-employed. As with any career choice, working as an independent contractor has its pros and cons:
You set your own hours.
You are your own boss.
Your salary has no limit.
Limited guidance and support as an independent contractor.
You’re not assured a regular paycheck.
You won’t typically receive any benefits (insurance, paid time off, etc.)
For those who love the freedom of self-employment, working as a real estate agent can be a perfect career move. But if you’re not self-motivated or driven to succeed, life as an agent is probably not a good match.
4. Real estate is a “helping” profession.
Real estate transactions are often complex. Guiding buyers and sellers on the tricky path to closing day requires several attributes that are characteristic of other helping professions:
Sensitivity and maturity
Give and receive objective feedback
Ability to inspire trust
Grace under pressure
Excellent communication skills
Real estate agents who possess these traits can build valuable relationships with clients and co-realtors. And it’s those relationships that turn a real estate career into an emotionally an monetarily rewarding one.