36 Reasons to be Grateful You’re a Real Estate Agent November 30, 2015
Being a real estate agent has its ups and downs. This time of year it’s good to explore what you’re grateful for. Here’s a list of 36 reasons you might want to be grateful you’re in real estate.
- You’re working for yourself.
- You can pick and choose your clients.
- You can control the hours your work – really.
- You can choose where you want to work.
- You can build your own real estate portfolio.
- You can work with a team, or,
- You can work solo.
- You meet wonderful people you’d find no other way.
- You get to see what’s behind the For Sale sign instead of just wondering as you drive by.
- There’s usually coffee in the office.
- There’s no cap on your income.
- Properly done, real estate is a ‘helping’ profession leading to high job satisfaction.
- You’ll rarely be bored.
- You can do a lot of your work from home… in some cases all of it.
- You experience a full range of emotions.
- You work with peers.
- You can exercise your true creativity – marketing and working with people.
- There is always opportunity in real estate, no matter what the market is doing.
- The ups and downs in your income keep you on your toes and creative.
- Your schedule is flexible so you can be there for friends and family.
- You get to use all your problem-solving skills.
- You can focus on what you most love – whatever that is.
- Since you work for yourself, even when you work for a broker, you’re never out of a job.
- Your work makes a big impact on people’s lives.
- Real estate teaches you a lot about people.
- Because of real estate you also understand others who are on commissions and treat them better than many.
- Real estate may help you surface new skills, like photography or flyer design.
- Real estate doesn’t require investing tens of thousands of dollars in education.
- You can change where and how you work pretty easily.
- You can become a broker and open your own office.
- Real estate lets you challenge yourself in a variety of ways, from goals to specialization – your choice.
- You become an expert on your community in ways most others don’t.
- You rarely are stuck in the office.
- You have more freedom than most other jobs offer.
- Real estate agents are often admired.
- Your success really is up to you.
What did I miss? Add your grateful thoughts in comments.
By Anne Wayman
Before Anne Wayman became a writer she sold real estate in Southern California. She worked with her father who learned the business from his father. Not surprisingly she learned a few things along the way.
Since then, she has been freelance writing for over 30 years – she is a grandmother, loves cats and writes about a wide variety of topics including real estate.