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Are you sure you know the whole truth about being a Real Estate Agent?

Are you sure you know the whole truth about being a Real Estate Agent?

Are you sure you know the whole truth about being a Real Estate Agent?

Many people start to think about commercial real estate agent career when they appear on the crossroad of their life and are looking for the ideal job. The first thought you have in mind when you are thinking about this career is an endless flow of deals, big money, rich customers, your own schedule and you have no other boss except yourself. The question is about hidden facts about this job and what will block your trip to success and big money. What can you really expect from this work and is your choice really valid?

Commercial real estate promises brilliant opportunities

Commercial real estate promises brilliant opportunities

Commercial real estate promises brilliant opportunities to salespeople who are open to make new contacts and who is ready to devote himself in personal attention to the customer. Let’s check several cold facts about this job and obstacles you will meet in your career:

  •   If you want to build your strong property market, you should be ready to spend on it several years. It is not the work of one day or even month. If you are dreaming about “fast tracking” business, work hard on it. You have to spend unbelievable huge amount of time on prospecting and your customer base.
  •   In commercial real estate industry,  you should stop by identification of your niche. It is impossible to be an expert everywhere and always. In some areas,  you will be more successful, and some areas will be just additional. It takes time to find out what is “yours”.
  •   It could be very stressful to work with customers. When a person decide to purchase a property, in any case it is a very serious step in the life, whether it is for business or for own pleasure. You should understand when and how to empathize your customer to set the deal.
  •   If you are lack of knowledge and prospecting skills, your income will be sad and low. You can be interesting for customers if you can offer them what they need. Are you ready to spend time and money on different self-improving conferences, seminars, lectures? At the beginning,  you are likely to lose some of your clients because of little experience. All the time you have to improve your sales strategies and methods.
  •   Other agents are always ready to take your clients and your market. Top agents use any opportunity to expand their business, and if you are not among them yet, there is a big contest for the piece of cake.
Benefits you can get

Benefits you can get

We listed above cold facts, which you could face in commercial real estate. Let’s also check positive sides of this industry and benefits you can get from this job:

  •   No one controls your schedule except your. You decide when and where you will have this or that meeting. You are only one boss for yourself. If you use the smart planning, you can gain a big success and combine it with time for private life, traveling and other stuff you have always dreamt to do. If your kid has a baseball match, no one boss except you could make you miss it.
  •   Good commissions are very valuable benefit. Your salary  depends on your professional level and aspiration if you want to achieve your goal. Top agents have very impressible salary for their work. Financial independence is what a lot of people are trying to gain. Money is not the price as they are, but when you are not depending on them you can feel free and make them work for you.
  •   Prospecting is the key to success in commercial real estate. At your job,  you will meet a lot of different people, some of them will be included to your database, and some will be very useful for you in other playgrounds. It means, if you know more and more people, you have more and more opportunities.
  •  You choose the market you work with only yourself. If you don’t want to work with poor and bad property, you don’t have. You build your business the way you feel it.
  •   All the time you are working on improving your negotiation skills. When you  decide that this career is not for you, at least no one will take  the knowledge luggage you have. If you become an expert, you have a lot of doors opened for you.
When you choose a career without boss

When you choose a career without boss

When you choose a career without boss and regularly schedule you should compare two main conditions. Most people think that self-belief is the guide, but the truth is that self-action more important. You can believe in yourself, and your own success, but without self-action all your vitality will have no sense. Most of the ex-agents really are struggle with action element. It was a reason for them to change their occupation. Be self-belief enough and create a strong direction and smart planning, these actions will take you to top.

 

 

 

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Dec 19, 2013 by Jeffry


Great tips. It is absolutely true that to be a real estate agent is a difficult task, not everyone is able to do it well. Moreover, it costs time and money to stay licensed, so consider all pros and cons if you are willing to start real estate business


May 28, 2013 by Peter Johnson


Very useful article. A lot of agents really forgot about actions. POsitive thinking is a good thing, but without action its nothing. Nice blog, keep going.


Realty Web Spot , USA 5.0 5.0 2 2 Great tips. It is absolutely true that to be a real estate agent is a difficult task, not everyone is able to do it well. Moreover, it costs time and money to stay licensed, so con

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