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Spring Into A New Career: Why Real Estate Might Be For You

Spring Into A New Career: Why Real Estate Might Be For You

Did the winter blues get you down last season? If so, maybe it’s time for a career refresh! Since prime real estate season is heating up right along with the weather, now may be the perfect time to spring into a career in real estate!

While you’re contemplating your professional reincarnation this spring, here are 10 characteristics that could mean you would make a great real estate agent:


1. You Embrace Change

When you work in real estate, every day is different. One day, you may be answering emails from home. The next day your schedule may be bombarded with showings. Another day, you may find yourself creating listings, answering calls and arranging or attending open houses. Great real estate agents are able to go with the flow and not miss a beat!


2. You Like Meeting New People

Do you consider yourself a “people-person?” If so, a career in real estate may be perfect for you! A great real estate agent does not only work with clients, but they typically end up working with friends of their clients, family members of their clients, coworkers and so on and so forth! They also have a network of lenders, service professionals and other agents that they routinely communicate with. 

3. You're A Master Communicator

The home buying and selling processes can be long, strenuous and confusing. But, you know what makes all of that a little easier to take? A real estate agent that maintains constant communication, informing buyers and sellers of any new developments – or simply checking in to let their clients know they are still working to meet their needs!


4. You're Tech Savvy

The real estate industry, much like today’s technology, is constantly changing. If you are up to date on new technology and ways to communicate, you will make a great real estate agent! 

5. You're A Good Listener

What better way to know what a client wants and needs than by listening? The process of buying and selling a home can be stressful, but an excellent agent knows when to offer their wealth of real estate knowledge and when to listen to their clients. 


6. You Have A Good Track Record

In the real estate industry, referrals are golden. New clients want to know that you will be able to take care of their buying and selling needs. Allowing them to reach out to your previous clients is a great way to provide them with that comfort. So, think about your current professional history. Would you be happy to let previous coworkers and clients give a testimonial about you? If so, you may be a perfect fit for a career in real estate!


7. You’re Motivated

Do you like the idea of making your own hours and answering to only you? Real estate agents are able to set their own schedules when it comes to showings, open houses, client meetings and office time. But, don’t be fooled. Successful agents put in a lot of time – they just do it on their own terms!


8. You’re Interested In Unlimited Earning Potential

In the real estate industry, your extra effort will pay off! The sky truly is the limit when it comes to a salary in real estate. In fact, with hard work in the real estate industry, you could see a pay increase every year!


9. You Like Architecture, Design and Decor

Having an eye for design is a major plus when it comes to being a great real estate agent. If you always have found something captivating about colonial homes or you seem to have a real knack for finding knock-out accent pieces, you may be a natural when it comes to real estate!


10. You Love Learning

 In order to become a real estate agent, you must take two courses and pass a licensing exam. But, the knowledge does not stop there! Because the real estate market is constantly changing, a great real estate agent will make continued professional development a priority.


If you recognize a few of these qualities in yourself and you think you’ve got what it takes, check out our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty careers page.