February being the month of “love”, we asked our CE Members More, “What do you like about real estate?” The overwhelming winner was “working with/helping people” with nearly 50% of the vote. If you want to know what other aspects of real estate are on the list, keep reading.
Working with and helping people (49%)
“I got into real estate when I put my house up for sale. I found that the agent I was using made all the difference in the world. I wanted to be as useful to others as she was to me.
“There are very few jobs where you can make a good living helping people without needing a college education.”
“I like work with first-time buyers and help them make one of the biggest and most important financial decisions of their lives. Most people don’t know that the average homeowner’s net worth is more than 40 times that of a renter. As a real estate agent, I help people with one of three basic needs: housing. It is much more rewarding than the compensation I receive.
Flexible schedule (21%)
“Being able to be with my daughter when she needs me is the best part of this job!”
“I can leave when I need to take care of my five children!
No salary cap (18%)
“I like the fact that I have control over my income.”
“There is no cap on what you can earn in the real estate profession. Work hard and you can achieve your substantial dreams with uncapped financial potential.
Ability to be your own boss (6%)
“Working as a real estate agent was a game changer for me. I worked in the corporate world at a young age and saw men have the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder faster than me. As I looked for other opportunities, real estate sales emerged as a way to help others with their financial investments and learn how to be a resource for my clients.”
“I’m living the American dream and I’m my own boss!”
“All the foregoing!”
“That every day is a new learning opportunity and brings great clients into my life, even after 30 years.”
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