My husband John has been working as a real estate agent for 2 years now.
Prior to this, he was working as a salesman, but he hated that he had to travel overnight for his job, and he decided that he wanted to be home more with his family.
His job as a salesman has helped him a lot as a realtor because his main goal is to convince a client to rent or to buy a property. It takes some charisma and good people skills to convince unwilling clients to make a purchase, and John certainly has plenty of that. He loves being a real estate agent because he is a business owner, and according to him, the best part about his job is that he loves the flexibility, and he can set his own hours. I love the flexibility as well because John is now able to help me more with our daughter Mia. She goes to daycare and sometimes, I am unable to pick her up because I have to work late, so John can swing by and pick her up from time to time. As with any career, there can be some challenges, but the only thing that John has mentioned was that there is a lot of competition in the industry. However, John will not let that stop or discourage him from succeeding as a real estate agent because with hard work, he is determined to win. I believe he has done well so far, and he has exceeded his earning goals for the last two years. I know that John will continue to do well, and I love that he’s a realtor because when we are ready to purchase a new home, he will be the first person that I call.