Some real estate agents get into the practice of real estate they heard there was good money to be made. Some real estate agents get into the business because they need two jobs to make ends meet. Some real estate agents get into the business because they have huge egos and need to feed them regularly. If any of these describe you, get out while you can. Practicing real estate comes with a cost that you may not want to pay.
Many of us got into the practice of real estate for some of those very reasons listed above, and since we never got out, somewhere along the line, we found our attitudes had changed. Many seasoned real estate agents can no longer even imagine doing anything other than practicing real estate. It’s no longer about making good money, needing two jobs, feeding their egos. Somewhere along the line, things took a different turn, and now it’s about people.
Get out while you can because the longer you stay in the practice of real estate, the more proficient you become, making it easier to help people. Somewhere during your career, you will face a situation where you must put a consumer’s interest ahead of yours. Once you begin practicing that much-needed attribute, it then begins to become natural. The most successful real estate agents are the ones who put others ahead of themselves.
The practice of real estate enjoys a high failure rate. Some believe 75% of real estate agents will fail within five years of practicing. Others see patterns when an agent is about to fall by the wayside. To be successful in the practice of real estate, you need a plan, you need a heart, and you need a realistic view of the things that must be consistent in your daily life, e.g. lead generation (in my humble opinion).
The longer you practice real estate, the more opportunities you have to serve others. Get out while you can if you don’t have a servant’s heart! Going through all the motions, doing all the right stuff and being in all the right places will certainly reward you with opportunities, but if your motives are totally selfish, people will be able to see through you. Once that happens, your success rate will quickly head south.
Every real estate agent needs real estate training, but there are some agents who need life training. Get out while you can because if you don’t, you will be forced to experience empathy for others, you will be forced into serving others, and you will be forced to experience the joy of reaching someone else’s goals. Practicing real estate is an honorable profession, one that is loaded with benefits. Don’t give up on it until you’ve practiced it the right way – putting others’ needs ahead of your own. TEAM Hughes talks a lot about serving others. If you’re looking for a real estate school, check us out. We’re here to serve.