Most people don’t grow up thinking about a career in real estate. As a matter of fact, there are very few colleges that offer a degree in real estate. Yet, among those who understand money and how to secure it for now and the future, real estate is among their greatest assets.
If you have ever wondered if a career in real estate might be something to consider, let’s look at three questions you need to ask yourself:
- Am I willing to show up? Too many people think that if they do the work necessary to obtain a real estate license that they will automatically be successful. This is just not so. To be successful in this industry (like any other) you must show up every day ready to work. You must be ready to learn your craft, ready to challenge yourself, and ready to serve your clients.
- Am I willing to enter a plan of lifelong learning? The real estate industry is changing faster now than ever before. Technology and the way information is gained has made changes in the industry that make it unlike it has ever been. Those who are now successful and will be successful in the days ahead are those who are on a never-ending learning curve!
- Am I willing to serve my clients before I serve my needs? When you are working in a service industry like real estate, you have to have a desire to serve the needs of your clients above any other (including yours). If you are just working for a commission check, it will show and you will be quickly discouraged and perhaps will leave the industry for the next “shiny object.”
A career in real estate can be very rewarding, very satisfying, and very lucrative. The question is are you willing to do and become what is necessary to be successful in it?