A successful career in real estate doesn't just happen and rarely comes easily. Real estate sales are extremely demanding and a personal commitment to excellence is essential.
Those who enter the profession will travel a challenging road. Be prepared to invest time and money in a life-long learning exercise.
Completing required courses is just the beginning of a journey that requires continuing education to maintain your edge and professional credentials. The market is dynamic, legislation is constantly changing, and new technologies are continuously emerging. It's no wonder that knowledge is power in the real estate marketplace.
High-tech Pays Off
Still, successful people in the profession are the first to say it's a matter of perspective and balance. Trade-offs must be made, but the personal freedom, a satisfying career, and the long-term benefits are well worth the effort.
Today's leading salespeople rely on integrated databases, hand-held computers, global positioning systems, and virtual house tours that can be e-mailed on the spot to clients. Whatever works the best!
Personal sacrifices are also a reality. In the heat of negotiations, most buyers and sellers have little regard for the time of day. Some practitioners point to long hours, high stress levels, and reduced social life. It's also true that a career in real estate is anything but routine.
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Source of article from OREA Real Estate College 2006