On the eternal quest to make technology work for you (instead of the other way around), you've probably tried and abandoned more "tools" than you care to admit. There are good tools and bad ones, and the bad ones can really spoil the fun of the whole idea of adding more services to your life.
Real estate agents are always on the go, and one of the great perks of the job is being able to take time off when you need or want it. When you're away from work for a while, setting up an email auto-reply is a no-brainer. It lets potential clients know their message was received but that you're unable to respond at the moment.
Most moms with young children dream of being able to stay home, raise the kids, and still stay active professionally. How do you do it all, though? And should you?
A lot of providing answers to these questions depends on your personality and work ethic, but if you're a motivated mom with a serious desire to work a flexible job, real estate is a great option for you. Here are 8 of the many reasons to pursue a career of buying and selling homes:
The 9 to 5 isn't for you. Cubicles are too confining when all you want to do is run free. Maybe you've got a baby or a puppy at home, or maybe you just hate the morning commute. What if you could work from home and take calls from your hot tub?
While we can't guarantee that a hot tub is in your future, we can definitively say there's another way. If you're ready to make the move to self-employment, here are a few options worth exploring:
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.
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.
Being a homeowner is great, but let’s say you’ve finally decided your city is just too cold in the winter and that you’d love to have a second house to escape to – a warm place, maybe a place with a beach nearby. If you’ve decided to pursue buying a second home, where do you start?
When staging a home to appeal to the most people in the shortest amount of time, it seems obvious that the place should smell good. While hiding away all of the questionable artwork and various clutter, most agents will light a candle or two. Maybe spray some Febreze, give the bathroom its own oil diffuser, and take out the trash.