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WORKING IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY HAS MANY ADVANTAGES Many people have been afraid to invest in the real estate market because of some of the recent reports that they have heard. Some have said that the market is currently in a downfall. This has also caused some people to shy away from actually becoming agents. That is because they believe they won't be able to make much money or get many sales. However, this is not necessarily true. Even if the industry is not in the best shape, realtors are still able to make a great living. This is one of the many reasons why people shouldn't shy away from getting into this field. First of all, the real estate industry is best suited for those who are self-motivated and self-starters. This is due to the fact that money made is directly connected to how hard someone works. For instance, if someone were to sit at home or at their office just waiting for someone to call and inquire about a property, they would be putting themselves at a great disadvantage. They would really be putting their earning potential in someone else's hand. That is why anyone who enters this industry should be a go-getter. Those who do choose to go this route have many reasons to be grateful for their jobs. As stated before, in real estate earning potential is tied to how hard someone works. The great thing about this is the fact that agents are not limited to a certain salary. For example, in salaried jobs, no matter how hard someone works they will still be given a set amount. In some cases they won't even be paid for working extra hours. However, there is no cap in this industry. Someone could make $1,000 a year or $100,000 a year. It is mostly up to them. Another great thing about getting into this market is that agents are basically independent contractors. This means that they are their own boss. They don't have anyone constantly putting demands on them or telling them what to do. They can do as much or as little work as they want. They can go on vacation whenever they want. They can wake up at 9 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. They can even work from home if they want. Lastly, working in the real estate industry also allows agents to become directly involved in helping to make people's dream come. The dream of purchasing a home is something many people have. So, realtors have the luxury of both helping people to locate their very first home or finding the home of their dreams. Whatever the case, they are a part of people's lives that they will most likely never forget.
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