With a job market that continues to stagnate, and wages flat, it’s no wonder that recent high school and college graduates have a really negative viewpoint of the US economy and their own employment future.
What they aren’t realizing is that one of their best options – and most likely one of the more enjoyable jobs out there- has been right in front of them all along…. Life as a real estate agent.
So why is REAL ESTATE the perfect job for new entries to the job market in 2017 America?
- Set Your Own Schedule: Don’t like someone telling you when to get up and when to go home? Hate the thought of 30 minute lunches and punching a timecard every morning? Want more control over your life? Real estate provides an INCREDIBLE amount of flexibility. Set your own hours, make your own goals, be your own boss. But remember, like every other side hustle, you get out of it what you put into it.
- Earn a TON of Money: Not all jobs are created equal, and there are plenty of worthless degrees floating out there these days. A career in real estate can be straight up lucrative if you are willing to put in the effort. The average sale price of a home in Florida was over $250k in 2016. Do the math on that one!
- Community Involvement: Like giving back? Very few jobs get you out into the community like the life of a real estate agent does. For example, in the last year, Leslie Wells Realty has given out dozens of $50 gift cards around Manatee county, contributed $2500.00 to the local YMCA, hosted a booth at the local Manatee Chili Cook Off and just wrapped up their first Mimosas on the Manatee as one of their open houses! When this is what your job entails, it doesn’t even feel like work!
- Real Training: Isn’t it nice when someone actually takes an interest in your overall well being? While not all real estate brokerages offer free training, all agents at Leslie Wells Realty have access to a variety of topics covered every Tuesday morning at their office. It’s kind of like having your own in-house mentor!
- Job Security: This one might seem odd, because we all remember what happened during the recession of 2009. But regardless of market conditions, houses will continue to move. Even during down times, people still need to sell their homes and others are looking to buy. And if you have the ability to buckle down when you need to and shift tactics, you’ll find that there is no bad market in real estate, just different markets.
Sometimes the answer you’ve been looking for has been there all along….