You should expect wealth or freedom or both. Real estate is a career that should pay you and reward you well. Most people get into for that reason. What most people don't see coming is the amount of learning to become good. Most agents take there natural skills sets into the job and hope or expect to do well. They won't, the details skills combined with the people skills are a tough enough combination to handle. However, when you add emotion to this mix it is takes out the best of agents.
If an agent is to make it in the world of real estate today they need to be thinking long hard about how they are going to generate business before they jump in.