Most Linkedin profiles show that it’s clear that the traditional three-step career plan (graduate college, get a job, work your way up the ladder for the next 40 years at the same company) is outdated. Today’s professionals swap job titles like kids trading snacks at the lunch table, toggling between many companies, teams and industries throughout the course of their careers.
The upside to this trend is that as a young professional, you’ll have a lot of choice throughout your career. The downside is that not all choices are necessarily good, and having too many can be paralyzing.
So in this case, how do you decide on the perfect career? Take a minute and consider becoming a real estate agent!
As an agent, you can determine your own schedule and earn relatively high income, you get satisfied by helping clients buying their dream houses in residential real estate while working at dream locations.
There are more reasons why you should consider a career as a real estate negotiator. Here’s what they are:
1. Be Your Own Boss
“Being your own boss” sounds like a task with a lot of responsibilities to become a real estate agent. That’s right, as an agent you are responsible for your own work, which also will make sure you will grow quickly in the real estate world. As a real estate agent, you will be given a lot of independence and freedom to explore. You have complete freedom of where, how and when you work. You’re at the wheel and you make the decisions yourself. There are no limits! Whether you’re interested in travelling, networking or just helping that desperate couple search for a home.
2. Freedom of Schedule
Some people like to get up early and be active, while others wake up later and work in the evening.
Most jobs have a 9 to 5 schedule and there is no room for flexibility. However, everyone is has their own ideal work schedule. Whether it’s to pick your kids up from school, work from home, or help your grandparents with their groceries, it would be way more easier if you could control your own working hours, right?
As an agent in real estate, most of your time is spent socialising, meeting new people, and building and maintaining relationships. You plan things ahead of time and navigate your life based on your schedule.
IQI has our own 24 hour, 7 days a week real estate agents workstation. This makes it even easier to schedule your own working time and achieve more on your career in real estate – and in your private life.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, socialising is one of the most important things that agents do. As an agent, you are in the business of the people. You have the opportunity to make friends and always have a family around. Even beyond that, you will also meet inspirational people who can help you grow your career of the real estate industry.
Word of mouth has made gaining clients easier than ever! Present yourself in a professional way and show what you can do. Develop and maintain relationships with multiple agents and clients within your circle. Referrals are the best way of increasing your circle and meeting newer clients. After all, working real estate is more than just a career, it’s a community service.
4. Unlimited active Income
The real estate market is unlimited. People are always renting, buying, selling and investing. As an agent you have great level of independence.
This means that there is no limit as to how much you earn per year, as there is no limit on how much real estate you can sell. Being an agent means earning as much money as you want based on the amount of effort that you put in.
5. No college degree required
Being an agent is a good way to those who were unable to attend college. You do not need to pay for expensive classes, the most important qualities you need are motivation and perseverance.
IQI offers training sessions regularly so agents can develop themselves and grow. You are never too old to learn new things. There are no limits holding you back to improve your real estate career!
6. Cash flow
Cash flow is an important aspect in business. As a market leader, IQI understands that cash flow could be a problem if not managed properly. We always want to support our goals of our agents and we could not do this without our IQI Perfect 7 cash flow program.
The program ensures you get paid your commission within 7 working days. We think our agents should only focus on what they can do best, sales! Doesn’t matter whether it’s in residential real estate or commercial real estate. If you want to know more on how to become a successful real estate agent, here are some tips to follow!