5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known About A Career In Real Estate

Dated: 04/02/2017

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1. It is hard work!

HGTV makes selling a home look very easy. Buyers look at 3 homes, pick one, and then they get the keys. In reality, you spend 50% of your time behind your desk doing paperwork or finding the solution for a problem with one of your transactions. 

2. Your schedule will be crazy!

"Flexible hours" as in you can choose between eating your lunch while preparing for your next appointment or you can't eat at all. I do enjoy being able to go to my husbands work events during the day because I can block it out in my schedule ahead of time. And I also work 60 hours a week!

3. The money will not come easy!

Be prepared to not make a paycheck for the first 4-6 months. It takes about 30-45 days to close on a real estate transaction and you will get paid afterwards. Make sure that you are financially prepared to do that! It is one of the biggest misconceptions that you will make six figures your first year. It will take some time to build your business and get referrals. 

4. Not all of your friends will automatically work with you!

Yes, you constantly have to remind your friends and family of what you are doing for a living. They don't know that you can show them every home on the market and that there are other agents working for the same company that are independent. Real Estate has a lot of misconceptions, so educate them and win their business!

5. It is so rewarding!

All of the long days, working on the weekends, and not having a set schedule are so worth it! That moment, when your buyer falls in love with a home or your seller is finally able to move on, the joy in their heart and the smile on their face - that is why I love being a real estate agent. 

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