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It's Back-to-School Season: Empower Yourself with a Career in Real Estate

It's Back-to-School Season: Empower Yourself with a Career in Real Estate

Pencils… check. Notebooks… check. Textbooks… check.

Sounds like a pretty standard back-to-school shopping list, right? But, what if that list was your very own back-to-class list? By this time of year, you’ve probably already checked off everything that was on your children’s back-to-school shopping list and they may have already started their first day of classes.

So, now that you’ve put all that time, money and energy into making sure that your kids have the perfect start to their new school year, maybe it is time to consider giving yourself a brand new start, too.

It’s no secret that the real estate market is booming in many parts of the country. At times, it is hard to say if it is better to be a buyer or seller right now; but, one thing is for sure: now is a great time to be a real estate agent!

To start a new career in real estate, it doesn’t matter if you’ve spent the last umpteen years as a stay-at-home parent or if you’ve been rigorously working that 9-5 for what seems like an eternity. The process is the same for all new agents:

Enroll in and pass two 30-hour courses, then pay to take the state real estate licensing exam. Once you pass that, you pay the state for your license and you are on your way to all of the perks that come with a career in real estate:

  1. You can be your own boss! That’s right, you decide when and how much you want to work. You are free to take your vacations whenever you would like and if you want to “leave early” on any given day of the week, you are free to do that, too!
  2. You get paid in proportion to your efforts! For every person who has put in countless hours working on a project only to be overlooked when it comes time to turn it in, you can take comfort in knowing that the real estate industry rewards you directly for the work you put in. It really is that simple.
  3. You have the potential to earn an unlimited amount! Because a career in real estate is a commission-based sales position, real estate agents have the potential to continually increase their income, without receiving promotions or other bonuses. Basically, you decide how much you want to make!

Those three perks hold true for any real estate agent and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty real estate agents enjoy various other perks, too. In addition to optimal support, guidance and protection for all of our agents, we also offer:

  1. Free office space at our 18 western Pennsylvania office locations and use of all office equipment!
  2. Free e-leads and referrals, along with access to our content management system and intranet!
  3. Free marketing materials!
  4. Free listings on many websites, plus free listing photos and virtual tours – all done by a professional photographer!
  5. Free continuing real estate and management education.

This year, back-to-school time can take on a whole new meaning for you and your career. If you’re self-motivated, energetic and love helping other people, a career in the real estate industry may be just for you!

Ready to start an exciting career as a real estate agent? Learn more about how you can get started or find out more about being a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty real estate agent here.