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Is a Career in Real Estate Right for You?

Eager to find a new occupation or a part-time job? A career in real estate might just be the solution to all of your problems. Many people in the US are interested in finding a job that can be financially rewarding, has flexible working hours, and lets you hone your social skills. Yet, keep in mind that becoming a real estate agent has its own set of challenges. What you should think about when considering the following burning question – is a career in real estate right for you? Read on to find out.

Is becoming a real estate agent easy?

Nowadays, there are around 2 million registered real estate agents in the US with active licenses. What’s more, in comparison to other professions with similar earning potential, the preparations you have to go through to become a real estate agent are relatively simple. Particularly when you consider that you are essentially in charge of the amount of time you work and who you work with

So, the perks of being...

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Opportunity is Everywhere All The Time, If You Can't Find it, Create IT!

With unemployment rates reaching record levels across the U.S., it’s difficult to feel optimistic about job security and financial freedom. If you are afraid of losing your job (or were already let go), don’t worry, I know how you feel. 
Opportunities are found everywhere.  Taking advantage of those opportunities means having a get-er-done mindset.  Go after them.  There is frequently little need to contemplate too much over the small opportunities. Besides, deciding to take advantage of a small opportunity builds our resilience to failure and adversity.  The worst thing we can do is to make no decision at all.
In the smallest and most innocuous things in life, opportunity awaits.  If you can’t find it, create it.

To strengthen your ability to recognize opportunity, consider these suggestions:

  • Read books, articles, and papers on the subject. Often, searching the archives of online journals, magazines, and...

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Five Reasons Why Teachers Would Make Good Real Estate Salespeople

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The real estate industry is not for everyone.  Here at The Manfred School we prefer to guide potential students towards a career that will be realistic for them.  We like to be very clear that it takes special characteristics to succeed in real estate.  Prospective agents should either already have these skills or at least be willing to work to have them.  For some, real estate would be completely outside of their comfort zone.  However, we would argue that teachers have natural real estate salesperson potential and here’s why:

Real Estate Agents Should be Social

Real Estate is a communication and interaction centered profession.  As a Real Estate Salesperson, it will be very helpful if you are confident and assertive in social situations.  Social interactions such as cold calling, community engagement and follow up meetings with clients will be crucial in establishing and maintaining client relationships.  Having long term strong...

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