As Director of Career Development for Allen Tate Company, I believe I work for the best real estate company on the planet. Some may say that I’m prejudiced, but I believe when it’s right, you just know it.
I will admit, however, that I am in the catbird’s seat when it comes to watching success unfold. It is wonderful to witness the careers of so many new and experienced agents develop here and observe Realtors® reach the goals they thought were unattainable elsewhere.
If you’ve often thought of running your own business; if controlling your destiny has always been your dream; if you long for freedom to make choices – then a career in real estate may be your perfect fit.
A recent Forbes article, “The 4 Ways to Become Your Own Boss – Which One Fits You?” lists real estate agent in the very first category, Agent/Representative:
– If you feel your strengths are in sales and a willingness to take care of your customers, consider becoming an agent for an existing brand. You can build your own business without having to wear all the hats. The cost of entry is relatively low and your income can grow quickly and usually without limit, especially if you have the persistence and resilience to keep at it.
– Insurance agents, real estate agents, and even direct selling representatives find freedom in being able to focus on sales and customer service, while the parent company provides R&D, product development, marketing, training and much of the back office support. A network of agents provides support, companionship, mentoring and encouragement.
Forbes magazine annually features a study conducted by Careerbliss.com. Over 65,000 people participate and rate the level of happiness in 5 categories to determine the Ten Most Happy & Unhappy jobs in America. No, rock stars didn’t make the list nor did fashion models, but instead, real estate agents were number one!
Why you may ask, are real estate agents so happy? There are many reasons, but it could be because: