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A Career in Real Estate: 5 Reasons to Consider a Real Estate Career Path

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December 26 2020 - Over 2 million active real estate agents help clients buy and sell real estate in the U.S. That might sound like a lot, but real estate agents are always in demand, making the real estate career path something to consider.

Working in real estate is more flexible than many jobs and provides you with financial benefits as well as other perks. Looking at the benefits of a real estate career helps you decide if it's something you should pursue.

Check out these five reasons to consider a job in real estate.

1. Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Working in real estate gives you the option to be your own boss. You can often work as an independent contractor for a real estate broker, allowing you to work a flexible schedule that fits your lifestyle. You get the support of the broker while having control over your own growth, whether you only want to take on a few clients or want to grow a real estate empire.

2. Higher Earning Potential

The median salary for a real estate sales agent is $59,630 per year, but the opportunity to earn commissions on every sale opens up a much higher earning potential. Working on commission can be a huge motivator in growing your real estate business. With a traditional job, your salary is set and doesn't give you many opportunities to earn more.

3. Shorter Career Prep

Many careers that require licensing or certifications take years of formal schooling. Getting your real estate license is often a very quick process, depending on how much time you devote to it and your state's requirements.

This North Carolina real estate school says their real estate licensing course can be completed in as little as two weeks or up to 6 months if you take a slower approach. It could take you up to a year to get your license in some areas, but it's still much faster than earning a traditional degree. That means you can get into the field and start making money much faster.

4. Diversity

Real estate careers often give you lots of diversity in your day with new experiences and the opportunity to learn new things all of the time. You could be working with a single person looking for a condo, a newlywed couple looking for their first home, a family looking for a vacation home, and an entrepreneur looking for a commercial property all at the same time. The variety helps keep your career interesting.

5. Satisfaction of Helping People

As a real estate agent, you work directly with your clients during one of the biggest decisions of their lives. You can use your problem-solving skills to find the perfect property that fits the budget and meets the needs and wants of your clients. Many people find it satisfying to not only help people get what they want but also to solve problems that come up during the buying and selling process.

Start Your Real Estate Career Path

Pursuing a real estate career path is something to consider if you're looking to change careers. It offers flexibility, high earning potential, and the satisfaction of helping people.

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