People get into real estate for a variety of reasons. From being their own boss to having a career where there’s no cap to your income potential, people have been flocking to real estate for decades. To celebrate the month of love, we’re asking prospective and licensed real estate agents why they love real estate.
“I have children and look forward to having a career I can grow while working around my children’s school schedules.” – Alana M.
As a real estate agent, you are in charge of setting your own schedule. Goodbye, Monday-through-Friday, 9-to-5 grind!
“Selling real estate is the best way to have your own schedule, meet new people and express yourself.” – Adriana F.
Unlimited Income Potential
One of the best things about real estate is that you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your annual income. Get passed over for that promotion that should have been yours?! Not get that raise that you’ve been promised for months (if not years)?! Real estate agents don’t have to deal with that mess.
“I am ready to finally have a career where income has no limits.” – Theda D.
Unlike salaried or wage-paying jobs, this commission-based career allows you to get back in income what you put into it in effort and energy.
“Real estate provides a path to financial freedom, a flexible schedule, and the personal fulfillment of helping families own their home. Few careers can offer this much.” – Denny G.
Passion and Interest in Real Estate
One of the main reasons people love real estate is because they are passionate about houses, interior design, and basically anything else that you could watch on HGTV.
“Real estate has been a life long goal for me. The passion begin when I was young watching HGTV. I knew that this career was for me!” – Donesha J.
Do you find yourself wanting to go to open houses just for the fun of it? The ability to work in an industry that you are truly passionate about is one of the reasons why real estate agents boast one of the highest job satisfaction rates in the country!
“I have always been interested in matchmaking and exploring homes. I realized that the two were not mutually exclusive.” – Cindy C.
Be Your Own Boss
The real estate business is inherently entrepreneurial, which means for most real estate agents, you’re the one calling the shots. Tired of being under-appreciated?! Wish the boss would stop breathing down your neck?! When you’re a real estate agent, you can win “World’s Best Boss” each year running!
“I’m interested in the real estate profession because I want to become my own boss. Also, I want more flexibility in my work schedule to be available for the needs of my husband and children.” – Erica S.
Did You Know: The gender pay gap in the real estate industry is less than the national average. This makes real estate a great career for entrepreneurially-minded women.
“I’m a single mom ready to be my own boss!” – Margareta A.
Work With People
Another major reason why real estate agents love their work is they get to work and interact with a variety of people. While some office work is required, the majority of agents’ time is spent on-the-go, not in front of a computer screen all day.
“There is something special about finding a family’s dream home.” – Megan B.
Real estate agents are there for their clients for some of the biggest and most pivotal moments of their lives. It’s more than just a transaction, for many people buying a home is an emotional experience.
“I love the look on people’s faces when they walk into their home for the first time.” – Chanell H.