10 Things I Love about being a Real Estate Agent

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Real Estate Agent with Flyer Homes Real Estate

1.  I can primarily work from home. In my pjs. Did you hear that??  IN MY PJS. With my laptop and a cup of coffee, I can write contracts, talk on the phone, do almost all aspects of my job except for showing houses and going to closings. IT'S AWESOME.

2.  I help people through a process that can be intimidating, overwhelming, scary, and very stressful.  This is, in many ways, very similar to the previous job I had as a homebirth midwife, but with much much less chance I will have to call 911, get called at 2am, or that I will go home with amniotic fluid on my clothes. 

3.  I can schedule my life around the needs of my family. My hubby has a job with virtually zero flexibility, so having one of us be available is invaluable.

4.  I look at pretty houses. The downside of this is that I want to buy all the pretty houses :)

5. Every day is something different. There are some things that are constants, but every transaction is different and every client's needs are different. 

6.  I am an educator. In particular, first-time home buyers usually have very little idea of how the process works. 

7.  I am involved in our community in a unique and interesting way. People are making a commitment to a community when they buy a house, and I get to learn all the reasons why where we live is awesome.

8.  I learn from people who are generous, helpful, and encouraging. Real estate agents, at least the ones I've met so far, are people people who like to help. 

9.  I work for myself. Setting my own hours, my own goals, my own time lines. 

10.  It's so important for me, so I will say it again. I CAN WORK FROM HOME. With my kiddos playing in the next room. It's the bomb-diggity. :)

 

So, there are my top ten (at least for now) reason I love being a real estate agent. What are yours???

 

Comments (8)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It is a special profession and when we do it right we contribute in so many ways.  Nice post

Jun 07, 2015 07:22 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I love being able to make my own schedule, work from home & helping people.  This is great!  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 07, 2015 07:29 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I love that it is always different. I think I fell into it because of the setting my own schedule. Have not been able to work for anyone else since.

Jun 07, 2015 08:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shawn, all wonderful reasons to be in this crazy business!    It does feel really good to love your job!

Jun 07, 2015 09:52 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would add that I work with who I want to work with.

Jun 07, 2015 10:39 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I have worked from home for 20 years.  Sure, I have branch offices... like Starbucks, Whole Foods food court, Albert's French Restaurant, etc. etc.

Jun 07, 2015 12:13 PM
Shawn House
Flyer Homes Real Estate - Fayetteville, AR
479.799.9008

Y'all, I'm trying to figure out how I can respond to your comments, because I love them!  Am I just missing something obvious?

 

Jun 09, 2015 02:15 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Shawn House   You can use the @ sign next to a User Name to tag a person.   Hitting the "Like" button (which you have done) also gets their attention!

Jun 10, 2015 11:42 AM