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6 Signs You Belong in the Real Estate Industry

ixact belong in real estate industryBeing a REALTOR® takes a certain kind of person. It's not a profession meant for everyone. You have to be hard-working. You have to be motivated. You have to be persuasive and compassionate.

Being a real estate agent means you're working long hours, you're spending a lot of time in your car or at other people's homes, you're trying to communicate with past clients and prospects on a regular basis – plus more. It's a lot to juggle.

But there are advantages to being an agent. If you've ever questioned whether you truly belong in this competitive, exciting industry, it's time to set your mind at ease. Here are the signs you are meant to be a real estate agent.

You don't mind using your passenger seat as a desk.

As a Realtor, you spend a lot of time in your vehicle. That's inevitable. So if you're okay with spending a good chunk of time driving from showing to showing with listings and other materials piled high in your front seat, this is the right profession for you.

You like to stay busy and can't stand being bored.

There's a misconception that Realtors make good money while doing very little. You know that's far from the truth. Agents may have flexible schedules, but they definitely stay busy. Marketing themselves is just one aspect they have to worry about in addition to actually showing and selling properties. Prospecting, researching, negotiating, presenting and keeping in touch are time consuming tasks! Think about all the tactics that go into those activities and you'll agree that being a Realtor is not for the lazy.