Why Did You Get Into Real Estate?

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Do you love real estate? You’re in luck! To celebrate the month of love, our sister school Colibri Real Estate is asking real estate agents why they love real estate. All you have to do is upload a 5- to 15-second video explaining why you love real estate and you’ll be entered to win a $300 VISA gift card!

Ready to get started? Click here to enter!

For sweepstakes rules and information, visit this page. Sweepstakes ends February 29th, 2020 so enter now!

Having trouble coming up with just one or two reasons? Here are some ideas to narrow it down.

Flexible Schedule

One of the benefits associated with a career in real estate is its flexible schedule. Want to be able to pick your kids up from school every day? Want to take that 10 am yoga class you’ve had your eye on? Want to sleep in during the week? You can as a real estate agent!

“I have children and look forward to having a career I can grow while working around my children’s school schedules.” – Alana M.

As a real estate agent, you are in charge of setting your own schedule. Goodbye, Monday-through-Friday, 9-to-5 grind!

“Selling real estate is the best way to have your own schedule, meet new people and express yourself.” – Adriana F.

Unlimited Income Potential

One of the best things about real estate is that you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your annual income. Get passed over for that promotion that should have been yours?! Not get that raise that you’ve been promised for months (if not years)?! Real estate agents don’t have to deal with that mess.

“I am ready to finally have a career where income has no limits.” – Theda D.

Unlike salaried or wage-paying jobs, this commission-based career allows you to get back in income what you put into it in effort and energy.

“Real estate provides a path to financial freedom, a flexible schedule, and the personal fulfillment of helping families own their home. Few careers can offer this much.” – Denny G.

Passion and Interest in Real Estate

One of the main reasons people love real estate is because they are passionate about houses, interior design, and basically anything else that you could watch on HGTV.

“Real estate has been a life long goal for me. The passion begin when I was young watching HGTV. I knew that this career was for me!” – Donesha J.

Do you find yourself wanting to go to open houses just for the fun of it? The ability to work in an industry that you are truly passionate about is one of the reasons why real estate agents boast one of the highest job satisfaction rates in the country!

“I have always been interested in matchmaking and exploring homes. I realized that the two were not mutually exclusive.” – Cindy C.

Be Your Own Boss

The real estate business is inherently entrepreneurial, which means for most real estate agents, you’re the one calling the shots. Tired of being under-appreciated?! Wish the boss would stop breathing down your neck?! When you’re a real estate agent, you can win “World’s Best Boss” each year running!

“I’m interested in the real estate profession because I want to become my own boss. Also, I want more flexibility in my work schedule to be available for the needs of my husband and children.” – Erica S.

Did You Know: The gender pay gap in the real estate industry is less than the national average. This makes real estate a great career for entrepreneurially-minded women.

“I’m a single mom ready to be my own boss!” – Margareta A.

Work With People

Another major reason why real estate agents love their work is they get to work and interact with a variety of people. While some office work is required, the majority of agents’ time is spent on-the-go, not in front of a computer screen all day.

“There is something special about finding a family’s dream home.” – Megan B.

Real estate agents are there for their clients for some of the biggest and most pivotal moments of their lives. It’s more than just a transaction, for many people buying a home is an emotional experience.

“I love the look on people’s faces when they walk into their home for the first time.” – Chanell H.

So, why do you love real estate? Tell us for a chance to win!

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