what you need to know
A career in real estate – is what you make of it. That is the mark of an industry primarily based on an independent contractor system. Most of us in real estate work as independent contractors. This is what allows us to set our own hours and work as much (or as little) as we want. While we don’t get regular paychecks and employer benefits, we control the way we work, determine our own career paths and are responsible for our own financial future.
It’s a great career for those who are genuinely interested in helping people and their communities.
Notice we didn’t say anything about it being a great career for people who like looking at houses? Real estate is nothing like you see on television! While the concept of real estate is defined by the notion of land and everything attached to it, the business of real estate is all about people: people and their housing needs or their investment goals.
It is a people business and people look to us for sound, intelligent advice and competent, knowledgeable assistance.
That’s why the requirement for licensure is based around education – forming the foundations of a new real estate career and ensuring that new licensees have the requisite basic knowledge on which to build and grow.
What you do afterwards… well, as they say… the sky’s the limit!