Being an entrepreneur is a way of life. The only rules and clocks you abide by are the ones you set for yourself, and that can take tremendous discipline. As a Realtor you are the boss of your business and that can give you an amazing amount of freedom, if you know how to keep focused. For some people, the life of the typical 9-5 clock-in and clock-out is the only thing they know, and to them they are comfortable with that. I will say that in this business you can work as hard and long as you want, or you can work light and short. However, your success will be a reflection of the quality of the work you put in.
Being a Realtor is a fun, and valuable experience. You get to help people in making what’s most likely going to be the biggest financial decision of their life, and thats a pretty cool thing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as easy as HGTV makes it seem. Being a Realtor takes a lot of hard work and skill if you want to dominate your competition. Typical days consist of quality lead generation, following up with calls and emails, preparing market analysis’s for sellers, meetings, showing homes, taking pictures and videos, managing your advertising & marketing, open houses, door knocking, cold calling, and much much more.. It sounds like a lot but over a little time you become efficient at managing and leveraging your time so that there is a method to the madness.
You will get to know so many people through this industry that it feels like everywhere you go you know everyone, it just comes with the territory, and that’s exactly what you want to be successful in this business. You want to know everyone, and you want them to know you, because that’s how you gain consistent business. Remember, you are a business owner. So it’s important that you run your business like a business. Set guidelines to follow and be disciplined enough to follow them and you can do great.
The most exciting thing in this business is that there is no one to tell you how big or rich you can be. Depending on your definition of rich, you can certainly achieve a lot of wealth through this business not only financially, but in every other aspect of life too.