5 Benefits of Starting a Career in Real Estate

If you are considering a career in real estate, you might appreciate a little insight into what you can expect. Speaking from experience, the real estate professionals at Prime Real Estate Group are convinced that it is one of the best career options available for people looking to get into a dynamic profession that is challenging, rewarding, and enjoyable. It offers a level of freedom, variety, and job security that you won’t find in many other fields. And if you are a motivated person with good people skills, you will be able to make a very good living in a job that genuinely helps others. Here are some of the benefits that make real estate stand out from other professions with comparable income potential. 

1. Freedom From a Desk

Many corporate jobs force you into an office where you sit behind a desk and s computer day in and day out. While real estate will not free you entirely from paperwork and an office environment, the majority of your work will take you out of the office and send you all over the territory you cover. 

What is more, real estate is a profession, not just a job. Rather than being micro-managed by supervisors up the corporate chain of command, your success as a real estate agent depends upon your own initiative: how much you are willing to learn, to research, to pursue leads, and to market your skills. At Prime Real Estate Group, we encourage all our agents to be innovative in how they approach a changing market landscape, giving you an entrepreneurial outlet for your ideas and talents.

2. Flexible Schedule 

Now, more than ever, people are trying to break free from careers that don’t tether them to a fixed nine-to-five schedule, particularly when they have families. Because a real estate agent’s income is determined by sales, you can set your own income goals. The more efficiently and effectively you work, the easier it is to achieve your income goals, without having to worry about the hours you put in or when you put those hours in. This gives you scheduling flexibility to have meals with friends and attend important events for your children while still meeting your career obligations of showing properties and hosting open houses.

3. Unlimited Earning Potential

Tossing the time card mentality doesn’t just open up your schedule; it also uncaps your potential earnings. While some people are hesitant to take on careers that don’t have a fixed income, others thrive on the challenge, and see it as an opportunity to reach for the sky. For individuals with a strong work ethic, self-discipline, and good organizational and social skills, this career field offers virtually unlimited earning opportunities.

4. Make a Real Difference

Nobody can really be successful in a career–and particularly in real estate–if all they are focused on is making money. One of the great features of a real estate career is that you materially and tangibly help people. It is hard to match the feeling of handing the keys to a young couple who have just bought their first house, to find just the right home for a young family that recently moved to the area, or helping an eager entrepreneur secure a new workspace. A real estate career allows you to make a real impact on people, to help them find a home that will help them build warm memories for years to come or a shop that may seed the next Fortune 500 company.

5. A Simple Career Change

Some professions require special degrees, but real estate is different. In the States of Washington and Idaho, if you are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED, you can obtain a real estate license after only 90 hours of courses and passing a state exam. After that, you just have to clear a background check and complete an application for your license. For some people, the entire process can be completed in a matter of months for just a few hundred dollars. 
Yet despite this minimal investment of time and money, a real estate career offers unbeatable flexibility and uncapped earning potential. If you’re ready to break away from the typical nine-to-five desk job, this could be the path for you. When you’re ready to start looking for a group to work with, Prime has the best real estate team in Washington and Northern IdahoContact Prime today to take your first steps into a new career.

Written by: Melissa Murphy 

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