Hi, my name is Radha Singh and I’m working towards becoming a licensed real estate agent. At a young age, I’ve always known that this is what I wanted to do—helping couples and young families alike find and live in their dream homes. I’m aware that there are many horror stories out there circulating about the job, but I’m convinced that the high learning—or should I say working?—curve is only in the beginning.
One of the biggest perks about this career path is that you get to be your own boss. Now, I like the idea of having to answer only to myself, but don’t get me wrong; I just think such a set-up can work for me because I consider myself a pretty hard worker who works best independently and with minimal supervision.
Aside from being your own boss, another perk is that you can set your own work hours. This means you can work as late and as early as you want, and as hard and as easy as you want. For disciplined folks or those who like to hack their productivity levels and time management skills, having flexible work hours is a great perk as opposed to being stuck in a cubicle for eight to nine hours a day.
Of course, many people are in this job because of the high income potential. In principle, real estate is simple, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy either. This is why if your personality just isn’t cut out for sales, it’s expected you’ll have a hard time closing deals and keeping a steady paycheck. However, for anyone who likes a challenge and friendly competition like me (Radha Singh of NJ), a career in real estate is definitely for you. After all, what other industry pays handsomely for good old fashioned hard work?
I rest my case.