Ten Reasons I Love Being a Real Estate Agent – Reason #5 – Flexibility
Reason #5 – Flexibility
Flexibility is my next reason for my love of being a real estate agent. I am not speaking specifically about my schedule. I do have a flexible schedule, but with a schedule like this one comes a wave of demand at any hour of the day. I have answered client’s texts late at night and their phone calls early in the morning. A flexible schedule is fantastic for my family life, but with it comes the strain of always being on the clock, even when you have scheduled a vacation day for yourself.
No, the flexibility I love is the choice I have in the path I take for my career and what Real Estate niche I itch. With a real estate license, one does not have to sell residential properties. There are wide variety of choices from commercial real estate to farm and rural to property management. It is also possible to change your focus from time to time in your career. For example, you could start out as a generalist residential agent, like the ones you see on HGTV and then move to sell fixer uppers through the 203K program. I am currently a generalist, getting a feel for the different real estate areas to see which one I want to concentrate on pursuing. I also have plans to be a real estate investor. You can make money in this field, but you have to be very good at it and there is a great deal of luck involved as well.
Next Reason: Reason #6 – Income potential.