If you are looking for a new or part-time career that you can quickly learn from the comfort of your home and that has a tremendously bright future, becoming a real estate agent belongs at the top of your shortlist. Think about how being an agent is a very good fit with the emerging picture of the “new normal” as the economy reopens. Most economists are predicting a rapid recovery of the economy. They refer to it as the corona sharp “V.” Many are pointing to the speed that businesses and factories have reopened in China and South Korea.
Considering the extremely high demand there was in the home buyer’s market before the virus, we can expect a thundering return of pent up demand soon. The demand from tens of millions of Millennials should be especially strong. There is also a strong market of empty nesters needing to downsize. Overall, the fundamentals of the bullish real estate market haven’t changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
I want to support you in becoming a real estate agent as your new career choice. I have owned four real estate offices in three different states. As you consider real estate as a new or part-time career, I’m confident that I can help, AND I’m offering my digital book about becoming a real estate agent for free!
Many More Good Reasons for Becoming a Real Estate Agent
Today, I work through Williams Keller as my broker. One of the key reasons I work with Keller Williams is they have an advanced training program. If you are considering becoming a real estate agent, you will benefit greatly from the online training Keller Williams provides.
Real Estate Agents Have a Flexible Career
Do you want a career that gives you plenty of flexibility and satisfaction? If you do, you should strongly consider a career as a real estate agent. A big benefit is a salary potential exceeding $100,000 per year. Also, you can put a stop to that Monday morning alarm clock getting you up at the crack of dawn! Many realtors don’t begin their workday until late morning or even early afternoon. High salary, flexibility, working for yourself, and working from home are a few of the top blessings of becoming a real estate agent.
Easy to Get Started Becoming a Real Estate Agent
It’s certainly possible to become a licensed agent in as little as a month but that’s not always practical… what is more reasonable is about six weeks. Today, most people take the required training online but it is also available at local real estate schools or through correspondence courses. The important thing is knowing that the courses must be accredited by the state that you will be licensed in. The other general requirements in most states are that agents must be a U.S. citizen, a high school graduate, at least 18 years old, pass a written test administered by the state, and not have a criminal record.
The real estate business can be very profitable. Shortly, you can be earning your way to success. The profit potential, plus a short learning curve, plus being able to complete the training online gives your new career a huge advantage. People who were going to buy or sell 2-3 months ago have merely shifted their timing down the line a little – matching up with when you will have your real estate license.
Six Habits of the Successful Real Estate Agent
As you get started on your new career as a real estate agent, here are the key tips that will bring you fast success:
- Be passionate about your career. It’s not work when you’re passionate about your career. Top sellers are passionate and enjoy being a real estate agent.
- Stay in contact with clients. When you get a lead, follow up immediately or the client may move on to another agent. Follow up on phone calls, texts, emails, and faxes at lightning speed.
- Stay current with technology. You want to be able to take calls and retrieve data from anywhere at any time. While standing in line at Starbucks, the person in front of you might wonder out loud what the asking price for a home across the street is. Having the data at your fingertips makes this person your next client.
- Be a neighborhood expert. Not only an expert about the houses currently on the market. But you also want to be able to ask a client what they are looking for in a neighborhood and then rattle off three or four matching his or her criteria for schools, public transportation, shopping, etc.
- Explain everything to everyone. Most clients only buy three or four homes in their lifetime. They don’t fully know how the process works. Explain the process, possible pitfalls, and different scenarios. Keep clients fully informed about purchase or sale negotiations. Successful real estate agents explain everything and assume nothing.
- Create a great network. Having a great network goes beyond your leads for buyers and sellers. It also includes knowing the best contractors, inspectors, loan offices, and others in the industry.
Those six tips will put you well on your way to a highly successful career as a real estate agent.
Home-Safe-Home is the Mantra of the COVID-19 Pandemic
It’s never been truer than right now that our homes are our castles where we can pull up the drawbridge so our families are safely surrounded by a virtual moat. The coronavirus has shown us how valuable it is having a home to keep us safe. These weeks and months of spending time in our homes have shown us that we can do almost everything from home. Our new reality is eating, sleeping, playing, working, and homeschooling from our castles. The need for safety and security will drive near term changes in the real estate market.
Many buyers will be changing their expectations of what they want in a home. People realize they don’t have to live in congested city centers. They will look for new and less congested places to call home that come with touchless technology, home offices capable of digital work, and even ‘his and her’ home offices with high definition video conferencing. This will open up an additional new demand beyond the pent-up demand that existed pre-coronavirus.
Becoming a Real Estate Agent Can Lead to Profitable Investing
I took the plunge to becoming a real estate agent after first being an investor. I was successful at real estate investing but always found myself at the mercy of real estate agents when it came to fully accessing the MLS.
I’ll be glad to help you if investing is the area you want to focus on after becoming a real estate agent. Real estate investing is even more flexible with multiple sources of income and more benefits:
- Control properties without the headaches, hassles, and responsibilities of owning them.
- Passive Income from rental properties.
- Appreciation – the increase in real estate’s value over time.
- Rent is closely tied to inflation as well as demand.
- Leverage – make use of leverage, by understanding the power of borrowing to purchase desirable properties with high rental yields and to greatly increase your purchasing power.
You can stay focused on becoming a real estate agent to start earning commissions as soon as possible. But when you are ready, there are also tremendous investing possibilities:
- Learn the basics: Investing In Real Estate With Lease Options.
- Next are the details: Buying and Selling with Lease Options.
- Create your Wealth Building Arsenal.
- Personalized Coaching.
We’re entering a time when unique solutions will be more appropriate. Fortunately, the right tools for these situations are already available:
Taking action towards becoming a real estate agent today will have you ready for what tomorrow brings. I can’t wait to hear about your first deal!
By Wendy Patton
For more than 35 years, I’ve used the Sandwich Lease Option System to earn myself and my students millions of dollars. From my experience, I know there is plenty of room and opportunity in the real estate investment market for everyone wanting to participate to find profitable deals. It’s because of that fact and my personal success that I share the Sandwich Lease Option System with others.
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