Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Agent?

Something people ask me all the time is whether I think they should consider a career in real estate. Whether I’m out with my family, playing basketball, or at the gas station, people approach me to ask what it’s like to be in real estate.

The decision to begin a career in real estate depends on a few factors. If you’re thinking about sales, for example, it’s going to be very important that you’re someone with an outgoing personality.

In this line of work, you must be comfortable with talking to people, you must be okay with a fluctuating income, and you need to be just a little bit competitive.

Real estate agents don’t typically make a salary. How much money you’ll make depends on the number of homes you help people buy or sell.

Thankfully, real estate professionals provide a service that is always in demand. People need a home; it’s not like our job is similar to a door-to-door salesperson peddling items you may or may not need.

Nevertheless, it takes an outgoing personality to sell homes.

It takes an outgoing personality to sell homes.

If this doesn’t sound like you, don’t worry. There are a few different options for people who are interested in real estate but aren’t necessarily the extroverted type. This includes operations positions, transactions positions, and administrative positions.

But before you can consider what exactly you’ll do in a real estate career, you should get licensed. When you have a real estate license, your number of available options will increase; therefore, you’ll be more likely to find a path that suits you.

Personally, my team and I recommend Bob Hogue School or Burt Cook, but there are many schools out there that can help you get your license either in person or online.

Also, remember to have six months of savings built up. Real estate doesn’t typically offer salary, so it’s a good idea to have a nest egg to fall back on during periods of fluctuating income.

Talking to several different real estate agents and companies can also be a good place to start. Different companies will be better suited to different people, so seeing several different environments and getting several different opinions can all be helpful in making a decision.

Also, though I might be biased, I would encourage you to check out my own team at There, you can register for our career nights as well as get information about what we do and why we’re such a great fit for new agents.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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