Careers in Real Estate


Becoming a real estate agent offers many rewards

You’ll enjoy the freedom to set your own pace. Your income will reflect your efforts.

Successful agents are goal-oriented, persevering, self-motivated, ambitious, and able to work with a wide variety of personalities.

You have the potential for high earnings, status, autonomy, and the satisfaction of helping others.

Working in real estate comes with a few challenges, too

Successful real estate salespeople put in long hours. They also typically don’t get paid until a property sells.

There can be long periods between commission checks. And it can take a while to get up to speed and see those commissions start coming in.

How to get started

You’ll need to take real estate classes and pass the state’s licensing exam. But that just gets you in the door. To succeed, you need to learn how to get business and close transactions.