You may have entered 2017 thinking that it was time to put your nose to the grindstone and change your attitude about your work life. Despite these new sentiments, you still feel yourself compelled to hit snooze every morning. You still have days where you think there isn’t enough caffeine in the world to keep you going. And above it all, you still feel lost and unfulfilled.
If the 9-5 grind is getting you down or you feel like you’ve hit a wall with your job, a career in real estate might be right for you. With dedication, obtaining your license doesn’t take that long and it’s fairly inexpensive. Curious? BHHS Elite RE offers resources, tools, and training to help you succeed at every step of your career.
If you’re only thinking of the change – check out these perks and continue to be tempted!
- YOU are in Control
It can be easy to get burned out and feel underappreciated if you’re confined to an office all hours of the day. On top of that, having to “answer to” someone when you have a family, hobbies, and other pursuits can get tedious and wear you out. When you’re a real estate agent, YOU make your own hours. YOU decide where you work. YOU design the business plan that works best for you. This career is what you make of it and how you can make it work for you.
2.) Business Growth is Up to You
There is no limit to how much your business can grow. With a good attitude, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic, you will have a sustainable business in no time. Once you find your sweet spot of what you want to earn, there will be no one hovering over your shoulder telling you to work more or work longer hours. That is entirely up to you.
3.) There is No Cap on Earnings
As a realtor, your income isn’t based on salary or an hourly wage, so there is no limit to how much you can make. You are essentially an independent contractor with income generated through commission. For instance, if you sell a $200,000 home and earn 3% commission, that’s $6,000 from the sale. Even after the broker fee, you still wind up with $4,000-5,000 in your pocket. The National Association of Realtors reports that the median annual income for a full-time agent is $55,000.
4.) Good Customer Service Pays Off
Several people enter the real estate industry because they enjoy helping others and consider themselves to be a “people person.” That love for quality customer service can pay off otherwise, too. In the National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we see that 66% of home buyers said they would use their real estate agent again or recommend the agent to others. A home is one of the biggest investments someone will make in their life, so good word of mouth will go a long way!
5.) The Real Estate Market Will Never Die
Although the economy can be a roller coaster at times, the fact of the matter is people will always be buying and selling homes. Even when the market experiences its slow points, you will never cease to be selling homes completely. When the market is thriving, the success will taste even sweeter and your business will flourish.
Although being a real estate agent comes with these perks, it can be hard work and isn’t easy money. You will quickly find that BHHS has advantages that sets us apart from other firms. We invite you to see what others are saying and meet with a broker to discuss more about our company and scholarship program. You can request info here.