Welcome to the World of Real Estate
Real estate is about more than simply listing and selling property. It’s about bringing people together, providing families with homes, furnishing investors with security, helping entrepreneurs find opportunities and ultimately, building better communities for the future. A real estate career can be rewarding, but it is also extremely demanding. To be a successful salesperson, you have to compromise and create balance. The personal freedom and long-term benefits associated with being an entrepreneur are generally well worth the effort.
What You’ll Do
Every transaction is different. You’ll often be out of the office, busy making contacts, securing listings, showing properties, conducting market research, filling out legal forms, and negotiating offers.
What it Takes to be Successful
Successful salespeople are independent learners with the confidence and intuition to objectively assess situations and select realistic solutions. They can identify patterns in work activities and manage their time well. Successful salespeople see real estate sales as a “people” business, and have a high level of personal integrity. Being a real estate professional is not just one occupation, but the sum of many. You will need some knowledge of law, financing, management and public relations. Being technically savvy is also a huge asset.
To learn more about about your future real estate career, please read our career guide.