Working in real estate can be very profitable and enjoyable for many people. Successful real estate professionals make their own hours, work for themselves, and make money based on their skills to sell properties and work with clients. The people who find the most success as real estate agents are “people” people. They love to talk with others, and they can create valuable network connections that last their entire careers. Creating a career as a real estate agent takes many hours of working to establish yourself in the local real estate market. Doing this takes preparation and practice that many people are unaware of when they first start as a real estate agent.
When you’re first starting out, make sure you start from a position of strength. Save up enough money to operate your business for at least four months before you start. This will ensure that you have enough to keep your business funning before you make your first sale and use the commission to reinvest in yourself. Many real estate agents make their earnings from the sale of a few properties a year, living and running their businesses off of those few large commissions.
Ed Sarfo is a real estate principal broker based in Lexington. He has worked hard for many years building his community and helping people find the best properties they can in Lexington. Sarfo was prepared not only for the business expenses he was sure to face when he started, he was also prepared for the long hours he was sure to face when he started working with people to sell properties.