Situations That Can Derail Your Real Estate Career

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The real estate industry is extremely healthy and competitive in today’s digital world. The skills that a real estate agent needs have also shifted a bit. Online marketing is imperative in the world of real estate as people want to work with top agents in their area. There are situations or periods of time that can derail a career if not managed properly. Leaving a company without realizing the length of the non compete agreement you signed is a great example. The following are situations that can derail your real estate career and how to deal with them.


The last thing you want to do is get arrested when you have a bright real estate career ahead of you. There are going to be arrests that might prohibit you from doing something like handling personal information of a client. You need to fight any arrest with the most experienced attorney that you can find. If you are arrested for a federal crime then hire a federal crime attorney. Federal and state cases are handled differently and have different processes. 

False Claims of Harassment 

Being accused of harassment in the workplace is an awkward position to be in. This situation worsens when you know that you have not behaved in a way that would constitute harassment. You do not want this on your professional record so you need to fight this. Do not accept being written up for this especially if you have evidence to the contrary. A person could simply want your job or think of you as competition they need to get out of the way. You shouldn't risk tarnishing your good name just to save your job as this will follow you throughout your career. 

Loss of Real Estate License 

A real estate agent should not have any issues if they are working within the law with their clients when it comes to their license. There are arrests or convictions that can lead to a license being revoked but these are on a case by case basis. Stay on top of making sure your license is renewed regularly which might differ depending on the state you are licensed in. 

Terminated From a High-Paying Job 

The loss of a job can be one of the most deflating things that can happen to a person. You might identify with your job which can lead you to feel personally and professionally lost at the same time. The loss of a well-paying job can be even more devastating as you likely will be invested in at least one real estate project that could be tying up your cash flow. Termination from a job is different from parting ways mutually which is something you should aim for when being let go. This is the reason that it is important to stay classy and not say anything that you’ll end up regretting. 


There are plenty of different ways to derail your career that you need to manage. Take the time to see if there are any risks to your career and remedy this immediately.

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Feb 26, 2021 06:17 AM

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