Becoming a realtor is one of the most rewarding careers. Realtors have a few perks such as getting to create their own flexible schedule, choose who they work with, decide how much they want to work, and much more. Getting your real estate license to become a realtor essentially a career path towards becoming an entrepreneur Let’s dive into the basics in figuring out if real estate the career for you.
You are self-motivated
A real estate career is not your 9-5, report to a boss, get your weekly paycheck kind of deal. As a full-time realtor, you are your own boss. Your income depends on your impact. With that being said, agents have to be self-motivated to make a reap the rewards this amazing career offers. Motivation isn’t a “good mood” it’s a habit that needs to be practiced every day as a successful real estate agent.
- Set goals
- Set deadlines
- Celebrate victories
- Learn from losses
- Remind yourself why you started, and what will happen if you quit
You have an entrepreneurial spirit
Not everyone is attracted to the entrepreneurial lifestyle. On the other hand, not everyone wants to work 40-hour weeks. There is no right or wrong, it’s all about your lifestyle preference and where you see yourself in the future. Becoming a real estate professional is very much a BYOB/entrepreneurial career where you make your own hours. The reason being, there’s no one to tell you when what, where, or how to do your job. It is all up to you and how much you want to put in. If you like the thought of:
- Making your own schedule
- Being your only boss
- Controlling your income
- Calling the shots
- Vacation freedom
Then becoming a real estate agent will be a dream come true for you. However, something to keep in mind is that becoming a real estate agent is different from becoming a real estate broker.
“Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week”
You remain positive
We all have days where everything seems to be going wrong. In the real estate industry, your attitude will determine your aptitude. New agents and long-term agents will hear multiple no’s, and it will be easy to feel discouraged. However, the way you react within each situation is your leverage. Choosing to stay positive in tough situations is one of the best habits you can practice. This applies not just in your career, but in everyday life.
“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”
You are Disciplined
Discipline doesn’t come easy for most of us. The best way to look at discipline is by choosing long-term reward over instant satisfaction. In real estate (and like most careers) the most rewarding part comes after the dedication and hard work you put out. Somedays you might not feel like working over time, commuting to showings, or managing transactions. Though, you choose to do it because what you do today impacts tomorrow. If you are disciplined it is hard not to thrive in real estate. Here are some self-discipline traits:
- Meets deadlines
- Creates routines
Eager to grow
If you are ready to become a real estate agent there is one promise we can make: you will grow. You will grow professionally and personally. This career is most rewarding if you allow yourself to step out of your comfort zone and welcome a risk-taking experience. The best way to ensure you are ready to take on a real estate business is knowing every challenge you face will push you to grow. Your ability to grow stretches the ability to succeed.
- Be eager to learn
- Remain open-minded
- Welcome risk-taking
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Bottom line, If you are ready to take on a successful real estate career, let us know and we will guide you through every step of the way. Our Dallas real estate team is ready to grow and welcome agents. Together we are better.