Become a Real Estate Agent

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Working as a licensed real estate salesperson is an ideal job for many, with flexible hours, high earning potential and a relatively quick process to become an agent.

Before jumping into a new career, however, know that your success in real estate may be tough to achieve. It’s beholden to the ebb and flow of the local economy, a strong understanding of the market and your willingness to put yourself out there to connect with consumers and other professionals.

Carefully weigh the pros and cons that come with being a real estate agent. While the potential income may seem limitless, in tough times for the housing market you may need additional funds to fall back on. Success in the industry is also dependent on your willingness to become a market expert, helping guide clients who are looking for the right neighborhood, negotiating a sale or even deciding whether to hold off on selling for the time being.