Posted by: Kaplan Real Estate Education
Updated: January 15, 2019
There are various reasons why someone decides to become a real estate agent – flexible schedule, good income, and the ability to ‘be your own boss’ to name a few reasons. But there are other factors that can tip the scale in favor of becoming a licensed real estate agent. There are few barriers to entry, start-up costs are relatively low, and you can be up and running quickly. Depending on the situation, these factors can weigh heavily when you compare becoming a licensed real estate agent to other career choices.
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Many people enter the real estate profession from other careers. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2014 Member Profile, only 6% of REALTORS® reported that real estate was their first career. 15% have previous experience in sales and/or a retail background. And 19% of NAR Members came from a career that included management, business, and/or finance. Becoming a real estate agent is attractive to a wide and varied audience. Is a career in real estate right for you?
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