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I'm Thinking About Switching Careers. Is Real Estate a Good Option?

I'm Thinking About Switching Careers. Is Real Estate a Good Option?

If you're considering a career change, it can be hard to pick a direction. Many career choices require a serious commitment of money and time, and can pose serious roadblocks for adults looking to take their lives down a new path. Real Estate has very few barriers to entry, and can often be an attractive option. Find out why in this installment of Toby Talks.

 

RECAP:

  • A career in real estate requires a relatively small investment of time and money.
  • Real Estate agents wear many hats. No two days are the same.
  • Real estate is challenging, but can be a long and rewarding career path if you're willing to put in the effort. 

First of all, a career in real estate requires a relatively small investment of time and money. In as little as two months, and for less than $2,000, you can be up and running as a licensed real estate professional. Real estate agents find themselves wearing many hats. In a single day, you may meet with clients about listing their home, create a marketing campaign to sell a listing, negotiate a contract for purchase, and attend a closing to hand someone the keys to their very first home. Real estate is challenging, but those professionals dedicated to doing what it takes to succeed find a long and rewarding career in real estate.

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