Recent College Grad - Why Real Estate is the Career for You
May 22, 2015
1. Getting Started is a Cinch
Thought getting your degree was a long and arduous process? Well, then good news is coming your way! Depending on what state you live in you can complete the required training and become a licensed real estate agent in only a few months or less. Even better, if you initially start the process with an organization like Keller Williams, they often get you connected to a real estate school.
2. Low Cost for Additional Training
The overall cost of getting licensed as a real estate agent is far lower than a single semester of college. Meaning, after graduation you won’t need to worry about incurring further debt. Having a college degree in addition to your certification will only serve you greatly in your real estate career.
3. Determine Your Own Hours
If you’re not a fan of the typical nine to five, and find yourself doing your best work at random hours of the day or night then real estate is perfect because you set your own hours. Whether you are working independently or for a large firm, the market allows for flexibility since you determine when you have appointments and home viewings with clients. A major portion of your time will be spent socializing, networking, and building relationships.
4. Earning Potential is Limitless
Nothing illustrates this point more than Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles & New York. These agents are selling some of the most expensive real estate in their respective markets, and are earning more and more each year as their reputation and business grows. The agents on these shows are the best in their business and learned the necessary tactics to achieve their success. Remember though, it did not happen over night. They put in the long hours, attended networking events, hounded potential clients, launched marketing campaigns to get noticed, and learned the ins and outs of the real estate market. By knocking down doors, unleashing your drive, and giving your business everything you have, you too can live up to the promise of ‘unlimited earnings.’
5. The Real Estate Market Is Like Keith Richards, It Never Dies
Even during the housing bubble crash of 2007, the market still lived on and it will never cease to exist. More than likely during a down market you will not sell as many homes, however that doesn’t mean that you stop selling homes altogether. As long as you have the tools needed to sell homes to qualified buyers, success will be yours for the taking.
6. Feel Good About Helping People
The entire home buying process is one of the biggest transactions in your clients’ lives. One of the perks of being an agent is helping your clients find their perfect home or sell their current property at a great price. You’ll receive genuine satisfaction knowing that you have bettered their lives, and helped them expertly navigate their way through the complex process.
A profession in the real estate industry is a truly great career choice. As a fresh college graduate this is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a rewarding career that will only grow you professionally and personally. What are you waiting for? The world is yours for the taking.