Considering a real estate career? 6 things to consider
- it’s a business
- it’s a lead generation business … if you can generate the leads, you’ll have staying power
- easy to get in, difficult to stay in
- full time vs. part time … you have a huge responsibility (ethically and legally) to protect your clients best interests; part time may not cut it in terms of staying on top of the industry and thus being in a position to advise and advise well.
- 6-month financial cushion? 2 might work for you but that would beat the odds. Most new realtors take a solid 6-9 months to begin to get a somewhat steady stream of client leads.
- sales experience? Great … but right now there is a teacher out there somewhere who will be a top real estate producer five years from now
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