Is a career in Real Estate right for you?
Have you ever considered a new career? If you are like most people you have probably considered changing jobs and may think real estate is a great option (it is). Having said that, being a real estate agent is not for everyone. Almost anyone can become an agent if they have the ability to complete the required education and pass the tests. Oh yeah, no convicted felons either, but that is not you anyway.
At the end of this post you will find a couple of links that will be helpful for getting more info, but don’t go there yet. There is more important information you need to know before you leave.
Is there a better personality type for agents? My experience has shown every type of personality you can imagine, from overly outgoing to very reserved, focused to flighty. Of course if you want to be a successful agent there are some characteristics that will help, so here are a few for you to consider …
- Focused – you need to know when to work and when to play
- Organized – you will have a lot of documents with deadlines and hopefully a lot of clients to schedule
- Good communicator – you will be explaining offers and contracts to your clients and they need to be able to understand what you are saying. You also need to continually find new clients
- Creative – Writing listing descriptions is a lot harder than it sounds
- Financially wise – you do not get a paycheck unless you help someone buy, sell, rent, or invest in real estate. There is no automatic paycheck every week
- Self-starter – You are the boss, there is no one telling you to get back to work or make another call. Go back to see the financially wise bullet point
Should you become a real estate agent? I would love to help you answer the question for yourself. Give me a call at 469-344-3328
Now you can follow the links below to visit my online real estate school and see the state requirements for getting a real estate license at the Texas Real Estate Commission’s web site.