Think you want to be a real estate agent?
Here’s a crazy stat: 80 percent of real estate agents fail. But that’s probably because they had no idea what they were getting into. It can be a great job—and one that’s lucrative—but is it a good fit for you?
To be successful in this entrepreneurial venture entails a lot—both on the surface and behind the scenes. It requires a certain personality type, as well as a whole lot of work!
Related: Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent
The 20 Best Books for Aspiring Real Estate Investors!
Here at BiggerPockets, we believe that self-education is one of the most critical parts of long-term success, in business and in life, of course. This list, compiled by the real estate experts at BiggerPockets, contains 20 of the best books to help you jumpstart your real estate career.
Why Don’t Expectations Align with Reality in Realty?
Real estate agents do a lot. Much of it can be fun, exciting, rewarding, and even glamorous—just like the shows on HGTV would have you believe.
But the fact is the television representation of what it’s like to be in the business is extremely misleading. For instance, have you considered it’s primarily a sales position? And are you aware that a good amount of the work you do is unpaid?
In this video, learn what it really takes from someone in the biz.
If you’re thinking of a career in real estate, what other questions do you have? If you’re currently an agent, what advice would you offer those considering becoming one?
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