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Thinking About A Career Switch? See If A Real Estate Career Is Your Next Right Step
Do you wake up every morning excited and ready for another day? Are you feeling valued and challenged in your current position? Is there purpose in the work you do? Do you see your next steps and feel inspired to work hard to further your career? If so, that’s awesome. You’re one of the lucky few. If not, you’ve probably played with the idea of career change. You may have even wondered if real estate would offer you the freedom, control, purpose, excitement, connection, challenge and direction you’ve been missing.
If you’ve ever considered making a jump into the exciting world of real estate, see how your personality and personal strengths line up with this checklist. If you can say yes to most of these, you can step in confidence towards a dream job in real estate!
1. You Like People
Real estate is more about people than it is about property. If you enjoy being around and helping other people, real estate may be your calling. A seasoned real estate agent knows that success is dependent on the people you surround yourself with. This includes maintaining relationships with investors, contractors, and clients. You should be comfortable talking in big groups, but also have the ability to listen to others.
2. You Like A Challenge
Real estate is more than just open houses and networking. It is a fast-paced industry that requires you to think quick on your feet and step out of your comfort zone. Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant transactions clients will ever make, and being responsible for their success is exciting and challenging at the same time.
3. You’re A Self-Starter
If you’ve always dreamed of working for yourself, real estate can offer the freedom and control you’ve been looking for. But working as a real estate agent means setting goals for yourself and working relentlessly to meet them. Nobody is going to hold your hand or check in on you to see if you’re doing what is necessary for success. How well you do is entirely dependent on how hard you’re willing to work. If you are self-motivated and have an entrepreneurial mindset, real estate may be for you.
4. You Like The Idea Of Being Your Own Boss
Some people need to be micromanaged and directed every step of the way in order to get things done. These people aren’t made for real estate. If you have the self discipline to do what needs to be done and don’t need to answer to anyone to make progress, real estate is your business. Also, if you work hard because it’s what you do, you were made for real estate. Real estate agents are their own bosses, make their own schedules, and get things done on their own without any hand holding.
5. You’re Coachable
You are who you surround yourself with, so it makes sense to seek out someone who is smarter, richer and more successful than you are! Taking advice from those who know more than you is a powerful way to reach your goals. If you are a good listener, are open to guidance and advice from others, and understand the value of finding a good mentor, you’ll do big things in real estate. It’s important to understand that you don’t have all the answers, and actively seek out direction from those who have “been there and done that.” This will help you learn from the mistakes of others, which is usually much less painful than learning from your own mistakes.
6. You Work Hard For The Best Results
You were made for real estate if you know big results require big commitments. If you’re not afraid of hard work and you will do what it takes in order to reach your goals, then you’ll do great in this industry. Furthermore, if you’ve never been the type to the bare minimum, and if you take pride in going above and beyond what is expected in order to see big results, you’d be the right fit for real estate.
7. You’re A Problem Solver
Every day in the real estate business is different. Every day you meet new people, face new challenges and try new things. Being able to quickly identify a problem and come up with a practical solution is vital in the real estate business. And traditional solutions won’t solve a lot of today’s modern problems. Thinking creatively and being proactive in your problem solving will help you grow as an agent. Real estate may be your next right step if you’re not afraid to take risks and feel confident in handling conflict head-on.
8. You Enjoy Networking
In real estate, it’s more about who you know that what you know. You need to be comfortable starting conversations with strangers and engaging in a dialogue with your peers. Being able to see social situations as professional opportunities can expand your network and build relationships that will help elevate your career.
9. You Stick To Your Values
The real estate industry has a way of shining a light on your character, and having a solid foundation and sticking to your values will be a game changer your long-term real estate success. Honesty, integrity, loyalty and a positive attitude will take you much further in the industry than shifting your values based on your situation because your work ethic, character, and reputation should always be more important to you than making a sale. If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right into the world of real estate.
10. You Pay Attention To Details
A successful real estate agent has an eye for details. One of your primary responsibilities to your client is to know the property, area and local market inside and out. They’re trusting you to understand the fine details that they don’t know; the small facts that will play a prominent role in finding their dream home. Thus, you are responsible for in-depth research that will allow your client to make the best-informed decision. You need to be able to focus on the details.
11. You Can See The Big Picture
And while details are important, being able to see things that aren’t there is a critical skill for successful real estate agents. Being able to create a vision and share it with others is a big part of your job. As a real estate agent, you need to be able to help a client picture something that may not be in front of them yet. If you’ve always been the kind who can see the big picture, who can see the finish line early on in the project and can guide others there, you’ve got what it takes to dominate the real estate business.
12. You Can Multitask
A busy day as a real estate agent involves countless phone calls, constant email alerts, meetings, paperwork, research sessions and open houses. For people who strive on organized chaos, who enjoy a fast-paced life, and who can prioritize their responsibilities, being a real estate agent can be an enjoyable career. Being able to juggle different thoughts and tasks at the same time is what separates the good agents from the great ones.
If you said “Yes, that sounds like me” to most of these, real estate might be your next career move. If most of these apply to you, you should start thinking about how to work real estate in your free time while still maintaining your 9-5. Contact us to see how you can develop a plan on how to make it your full-time job.
We’re Here For All Our Agents
If you’re a multitasking, challenge loving, detailed oriented people person and are ready to learn more about how to make the switch to real estate, let the team at Jovi Realty get you started! From experienced mentors to an innovative and engaging training academy, Jovi Realty provides the tools and resources for anyone to be a real estate rock star.
Contact us today and let’s get to work!