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Author Bio: Bill Fitzgerald

Choosing what you want to do to earn a living may not be as difficult as some people make it out to be. One person will tell you they have always known what they wanted to do since they were tots. Others will tell you that they are still trying to figure it out.

Sometimes it is as simple as silencing all the voices yelling or murmuring about the popular career choices. Not everyone is interested in law or medicine. Some people want the unconventional.

Real estate fits the unconventional bill. Before you shake your head and give a snort of laughter, consider this: people will always want homes. Whether they are moving on up or moving out of their parent’s houses, whether they feel it is time to ditch the roommate situation or want to rent something, living space will always be a necessity. People are always searching for homes for sale in the area depending on:

  • Where they are

  • Where they want to move to


If you have the following traits, you may be the perfect candidate to help people find their ideal homes.

  • You do not like the idea of working under a boss.

When you work as a real estate agent, you may initially be reporting to a broker, but you are responsible for working out your schedule. It is up to you to make your connections and find properties that are on sale and pushing for your own sales. You will not be holding your breath about being chastised for being late.

  • Challenges do not put you off.

One challenge here is that your earnings are determined by the sales you make. If you would rather sit in an office and wait for that guaranteed check, you will be frustrated. Other challenges that you may face include:

  • Selling a home that even you find drab

  • Unfavourable markets

  • Time

If you love a challenge, then this is the job for you.

  • You love making money.

With real estate, nobody will put a limit on how much you can earn. There will be no discussions about pay rises or promotions or that corner office. You earn a commission. The more sales or the bigger the deals, the more you earn. Growth is also guaranteed. You can grow your business and expand your network as much as you like.

  • You are confident.

This one will never become a cliché. You are required to approach strangers all the time and work with people on a daily basis. That demands confidence.

  • You are tenacious and flexible.

In order to make deals and sales, you must be persistent. No is not in your vocabulary. You must also be flexible. You do not work the standard hours. You go when you are needed.

Working in this industry gives you the freedom to work outside instead of being cooped up in an office all day since you have to search for homes for sale in the area. This calls for lots of rides and strolls around the area in search of homes that will appeal to the clients.