For millennials, those aged 18 to 34, who are looking for a career that allows them to be independent, flexible and entrepreneurial, a career in real estate may be the answer.
“Now that the real estate market is on the upswing, there are huge opportunities for young people to enter the industry, and joining the National Association of Realtors®” said Glenda Krull, 2015 President of the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors®.
Here are some of the advantages millennials can expect from a career in real estate:
Be your own boss. Millennials are the true entrepreneurial generation, and real estate is the ultimate profession for self-starters. Real estate agents are independent contractors, meaning they work as much or as little as they want; it all depends on their aspirations.
Earn what you want. A career in real estate offers individuals the flexibility and freedom to are often directly linked to efforts, so agents can choose to work as much or as little as they want; it all depends on their aspirations. Realtors® have access to additional education and resources that can help grow their business and increase their income.
Make your own schedule. Real estate has never been a 9-to-5 business, and while Realtors® are often at the mercy of their client’s timetable, they also have a lot of freedom when creating their own schedule.
Be a part of your community. Building relationships and becoming a presence in the community is an important part of any agent’s business. “Realtors® have unparalleled knowledge of their local neighborhoods and regional market conditions, and to maintain that knowledge, many are active participants in their community,” said Krull.
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