There are three traits that make for a successful career in real estate.
Today’s question is: Is a career as a real estate agent right for you? Reality TV shows make a real estate career look easy, profitable, and glamorous. However, the reality is that being an agent means starting a new business, which takes hard work and training. To help you decide if real estate is the right career for you, here are three questions to ask yourself:
1. Are you a self-starter? If you want to be a real estate agent, you have to hold yourself accountable. You’ll need to do lead generation and follow-up every day, respond immediately to new clients, and be available to show homes when your clients are off work. If you don’t hold yourself accountable, you’ll be part of the 87% of new agents that don’t make it.
2. Are you coachable? Are you open to having a coach or mentor teach you how to be successful? If you are, coaches can provide systems for you to follow each day in order to be successful. My team system has new agents making calls in week one, showing houses in week two, writing offers by week four, and under contract in under 60 days. If you are coachable, you can find success quickly. If you have to do it your own way and make your own mistakes, it may take longer to succeed.
“TV shows make a career in real estate look easy, profitable, and glamorous—but that’s not reality.”
3. Are you patient? Just like with any new business, it takes time to build things up. If you want to make $500,000 per year, are you willing to work toward building that one block at a time? With any new business, it takes time to build clientele, so you have to be prepared to be patient and build your business piece by piece.
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