What makes real estate an attractive profession for some?
Here are seven things real estate agents love about their job.
The new way is for real estate agents to work as independent contractors. They get to set their own hours and decide for themselves how to manage their time and priorities. You can work from home, set your own goals, and reap the rewards of your successes. You are your own boss, which is a big factor in why people get into it.
The hours are a big factor, of course you have to put in long hours, but as you get repeat clients they’re very flexible.
The Easy Agent flexible business model is a perfect fit.
If you’re looking to switch careers, becoming a real estate agent is a less time-consuming process than, for example, becoming a surgeon. This doesn’t mean that it’s an easy choice, but simply that there are accessible educational opportunities people of varied backgrounds can use to their advantage. For many people, becoming a real estate professional can be a reality while still demanding and rewarding goal.
You’re not limited to how much you can earn hourly, or even to a particular salary group. Since your career is essentially your business, your main limitations are how well you can start and grow your business. With Easy Agent's 100% business model it can be very lucrative.
I think that’s why a lot of people get into it. They think they’ll make all this money overnight and then they realise it’s a lot of hard work.
Even though it’s hard work, those willing to put in the work and put clients first can see success in the business. But remember my advice is If you get into it for the money, you’re getting into it for the wrong reason.
Many real estate agents gain great satisfaction in knowing they helped people through major times in their lives. From a new couple buying their first house to families buying a vacation home or a bachelor getting his ultimate bachelor pad, real estate agents get to help people through each stage in their lives and truly be part of a community. When you’re a real estate agent you sometimes become part counselor, part life coach, and part mentor. That can be very rewarding for real estate professionals who have a passion for giving back.
People who get bored in an office doing the same thing every day will not have that problem in real estate. If you like change, new trends, and adapting to different markets, real estate will offer the versatility in a work environment that you crave. You also get to deal with many different personality types. For some people, this can be an incredibly exciting part of the job.
After you spend time learning how to become a real estate agent and then honing your skills through the Easy Agent Agent Academy training site, you’ll find that you genuinely become knowledgeable and good at what you do. Clients look to you for advice on the market and you’ll know what to tell them. Real estate agents take great pride in being experts, and subsequently, teachers.
Agents who want to make a living have to work super hard, But it’s a rewarding kind of hard work. You can work as hard as you want, It does allow you to work as hard as you want. If you’re working for someone else, you’re not going to get the gratification because you’re doing it for someone else.
About the author
Monty Van Dyk is founder and CEO of Easy Agent and Lead Funnels Australia, headquartered on the Gold Coast, Queensland with agents in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Under Monty’s guidance and leadership, the team has sold thousands of homes in the past 18 years, performing exceptionally regardless of changing market conditions.
Before moving into real estate in 2002, Monty was a mechanical engineer for ten years. He credits the success of Easy Agent to the culture of learning and growth. His commitment to innovation has placed him in the top agent mastermind of real estate in Australia.
When he is not coaching or speaking, Monty is enjoying time with his family, playing music or training for his next IRONMAN triathlon. He is originally from Cairns, Queensland.