Though a few years ago it was practically unthinkable, today the legalization of marijuana seems like an inevitable trend sweeping the country, state by state. Putting aside the politics and whether or not you agree with cannabis use, legalization obviously raises some large questions when it comes to real estate.
It doesn't take too deep a swim into the pool of real estate to know that there's always a lot to learn. You undoubtedly soaked up a lot of useful knowledge during all those hours of pre-licensing education, but once you swim out on your own, you quickly see how much there still is to know.
Much like life after college, first starting out as a real estate agent can sometimes feel pretty overwhelming.
Long ago, cities were compact because people had to walk. Even after horses and carriages became commonplace, they weren't the fastest modes of travel and a horse could only go so far in a day if it was expected to get up and move again the next.
It's hard enough to run a small real estate business without having to manually finish every little task yourself.
You've heard it before: business is all about who you know. Success in real estate, in particular, is dictated by referrals and networking. A lot of new real estate agents think their career will get in the way of their time with their kids, but that doesn't have to be the case. Like any job, you get out of it what you put in, but real estate's a malleable industry and it's definitely possible for family life and work life to co-exist. Some situations can even be mutually beneficial.
Take, for instance, the PTA.