As a Realtor, you’ll be an educator, a counselor, a babysitter, a financial advisor, and a life coach.
You’ll be talking termites with inspectors, crunching numbers while creating new contracts, snapping photos for promotional postcards, and staging homes to be showing-ready… sometimes all before lunch!
No two days will ever look the same and you’ll have the incredible privilege of meeting and serving new people from all walks of life each and every day.
If this sounds like a dream job to you, let us know! We are always looking to add passionate and motivated people to our team and would love to see if you’re a great fit.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT
YOU GET TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS
PRO: You get to create your own hours and work whenever and wherever you want. There’s no time card to punch and no cubicle to be chained to. It can be incredibly liberating. I tend to work from home, which gives me more time to spend with my family.
CON: You’ll be working when no one else does. Most of your clients will have 9-to-5 jobs and will probably be scheduling walkthroughs and signing contracts in the evening and on weekends. And don’t forget about open house tours on the weekend!
YOU’LL BECOME A GO-TO EXPERT
PRO: As an agent, you’ll come to know the community like the back of your hand. You’ll be able to recite the highest-ranking school districts and neighborhoods in your sleep and decipher complex contracts in record time. Your clients will come to rely on you as a trusted advisor.
CON: The stakes don’t get higher than this. You’re being trusted with someone’s life savings. For most clients, this will be the biggest purchase they’ll ever make and even a small error on your part can cost them thousands of dollars. For instance, if you put an offer on a home and miss the inspection deadline, your client could be obligated to buy the house or lose their earnest money.
NO TWO DAYS WILL LOOK THE SAME
PRO: As an agent, you’ll be asked to do a lot of things that fall outside your job description. You'll be an educator, a counselor, a babysitter, a financial advisor, and a life coach. Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience and it’s your job to ease worries, remove stress, and guide them in the right direction. You’ll learn patience, flexibility, and problem solving skills that will last a lifetime. And there’s nothing quite as rewarding as helping someone find the home they’ve always dreamed of.
CON: Major problems will come up at the last minute and it’s up to you to think and act quickly. When clients start to panic, you can’t let them see you sweat. You have to be stable under pressure and able to solve stressful situations without having a meltdown of your own.
THE MARKET IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING
PRO: When the market is booming, real estate feels like the best job in the world. You’ll be too busy closing contracts to worry about where your next lead is coming from and you’ll start to eagerly await your bank account statement each month.
CON: Employment outlook, stock market, and the time of year all have a direct impact on the housing market. During the slow season, the job can get tiresome. Every agent is scrambling to secure the same clients and the competition can be cutthroat. If you can’t roll with the punches, you’ll get knocked out.