Real estate is one of the best careers for overall happiness, according to a recent survey of brokers and brokers-in-charge across North Carolina. As a group, real estate brokers are optimistic about their careers and the future of the industry.
You might be thinking — “how can that be true when housing markets are often uncertain, artificial intelligence is taking over and people are buying homes through social media?”
Well, we surveyed real estate brokers throughout North Carolina to find out why they’re so optimistic. Here’s what we learned from them.
1. Ability to help people find their own home
When it comes to choosing a career, many people are looking for a sense of purpose. As a real estate broker, not only are you helping people with potentially the biggest purchase of their lives, you are helping people find the home of their dreams.
2. Real estate allows for a flexible work schedule
One of the best things about real estate is that you can set your own schedule. Like to wake up late? No problem, just schedule your appointments and calls in the afternoons and evenings. Also, many parents like to be able to pick up their kids from school each day. As your own boss, you can make that happen. Whatever your priorities are, real estate makes it possible to have the best of both worlds.
3. Earnings are increasing
For the second year in a row, the majority of brokers and brokers-in-charge we surveyed reported a rise in income year over year. While those unfamiliar with the industry might be worried about digital resources competing with real estate agents, our figures show that working real estate agents and brokers are figuring out how to earn more.
4. Income rises with experience
Real estate is one of the best careers for those with a long-term outlook because research shows the more experience you develop in real estate the more likely it is that you will begin to earn more. Some careers have a ceiling after which more experience is less likely to pay off, but not real estate.
5. Real estate professionals are more satisfied
Research suggests that real estate professionals have higher career satisfaction than the national average across the United States. Feeling great about going to work daily is part of why real estate brokers feel optimistic about their careers. It’s hard to feel negative about the future of your industry when you love what you do.
Whether you’re looking to get into real estate for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, know that real estate brokers across North Carolina feel that this industry has great potential.