So you want to go into Real Estate...

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Interestingly to me anyway, over the past several months I have had a few past and present clients ask me how they can get into real estate. For a variety of reasons, people I speak to are restless and looking for another career. They believe, I think, that real estate is an easy way to improve their lot in life. For many, it is.

For many it is not. For those that are looking to get into real estate, some things are required. For one, patience. For another, the ability to work without much supervision and to have the discipline to work each and every day without being told too. Also, a knack for marketing helps as well. If you are lacking these traits you can still do well, but it will be harder.

Having a large circle of friends and family helps too. These are the people that will help the new agent get the word out that you are ready and able to help real estate buyers and sellers.

Not everyone is cut out to be in real estate, or sales in general. Before jumping into this business, make sure you catalog all your strengths and weaknesses to see if you might be a good fit for Real Estate.

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (4)

Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

You're right Peter, it takes discipline, accountability, patience and knowing ones sphere of influence to help survive in real estate. 

Jan 14, 2019 05:56 AM
Dena Smith
DSmith Realtors - Irving, TX

All I can add to that is that you'll need thick skin... or develop it along the way.

Jan 14, 2019 06:00 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Good agents make it look easy...just waiting for the phone to ring seldom works but to "outsiders" it looks that way,.

Jan 14, 2019 06:08 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. This is surely true and I agree with your view. Like most things that matter if it was easy everyone would do it.

Jan 14, 2019 06:21 AM

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