Real estate is a very expensive business. Owners, realtors and all others involved this is not a cheap business. So are we running it as a business.
Realtors, you should be closing 10 deals a year at a minimum or know how to get there. Many people get into this industry and damage themselves up financially. The low costs fees to get a license never stop. You got education and a sales background to develope. Many realtors get into sales and don't have a successful sales background. If you are going to learn on the go I hope you have reserves if you believe that you are going to pick this skill up with a families most important asset.
Owners usually come from real estate sales. Understanding that your success in sales is not a complete package for a successful brokerage. Who is going to train, manage, recruit ect... Needs to be proven at least to yourself before you begin. If you are going to lease space know that you will need at least 40 agents in the office to get out of death valley.
Be patient, many able to do these tasks but we jump to soon and end up with a mess. Good luck.