It is interesting who comes to real estate school. I know who should come to real estate school. Since almost all real estate is sold on commission, anyone can get a real estate license and start earning money. Many people get a license and never make any money. Other people start to make money immediately and continue making a nice living for the rest of their lives.
I believe that one characteristic that the winners have in common is a genuine desire to succeed. You do not have to earn five hundred thousand per year to be a success. If you are working fifty hours a week at a job you hate with a boss you like even less, perhaps a change would be welcome. If your income is less than stellar that makes the decision even easier. How much would you have to believe you could earn selling real estate to have it make sense. It would seem to me if you could earn the same amount, that would be good. If you could earn more and enjoy it more, that would be great.
Here is something to consider. Are you very, very good at your current job? What if you answered a super YES to that question? Also if you did your current job twice as good as you do, would you make more money? If the answer to this one is no, you need to consider a career selling houses on commission. No commission job is easier to start than selling real estate. All you have to do is; go to school, get a license and brokers will be calling you offering you a job. It is a wonderful opportunity for the right person.
You have to learn a lot. You learned a lot for your current job. If you will commit to learn, a career in real estate will work for you. There is a lot to learn. You are not going to do better without learning whether you change careers or not.
One thing is for certain, you will like your new boss. You are your own boss. This is the good news but it is also the bad news. You are your own boss. Nobody tells you when to go to work, when to take a break, or when to go on vacation. If you are the kind of person that does not need anyone to tell you these things, a career in real estate will work for you.
Learning to make money selling homes is a process. Obviously. the harder you work, the more money you will make. Also the more effectively you work. the more money you will make. The way real estate works,there are people called brokers that will teach you how to get started. They will also teach you to be more effective and make more money.
You will be exposed to lots of training. You will probably make more money, have more fun, and have more control over your own destiny with a career in helping people find a new home.
All my life I have wondered why people put up with a boss telling them when they can go on vacation or which week-end they have to work. Many a hot July day in Florida, I have been sitting in my air-conditioned car watching some guy up on a roof nailing down shingles and I ask myself,”Why doesn’t he climb down from that roof and go to real estate school?”.
The largest obstacle most people face is procrastination. I have had many students tell me” I intended to do this years ago.” Get Started. Set yourself a goal to earn one hundred and fifty per cent of your current income. Enroll in license school. You will amaze yourself.