We can’t help who we fall in love with, and even more frustratingly, who falls in love with us. It’s simply one of life’s mysteries. And we might not know exactly why we fell in love with real estate, but we probably have our suspicions. Here are six reasons why we fell in love with real estate:
1. The people
You have to enjoy working with people in order to be a successful real estate agent. Coworkers, clients, baristas who recognize you as you bring in a gallon-sized travel mug for your daily caffeine dose — you’re always around people. It would be dishonest to say that it always goes smoothly, but the relationships, friends you make along the way, and interactions are a huge part of the overall experience, and allow you to connect with people in a way you don’t get to in many other careers and play an essential role in such an exciting and transitional moment.
2. No two days are ever the same
If the drudgery of five days a week at the same office, with the same snack machine, and the same coworkers telling the same lame jokes kills your spirits, then the novelty of working in real estate will be the wind in your sails. No two days will ever be the same in the business, which means every day you’ll embark on a new adventure that could lead to a new client, closed deal, a walk through neat new properties, or new conversations. If you like variety, you will fall in love.
3. The thrill of the chase
While we may convince ourselves that we hate prospecting for new business or showing up to appointments that may go nowhere, every once in a great while it’s those very things that make us appreciate our successes that much more. The pursuit, the hopes and dreams of success, the sweat you have to put in to make things happen — all of these are the ingredients for a successful real estate career, and we appreciate the work more than we are willing to admit. And it's also part of the reason that we work morning, noon, & night.
4. Just us and the open road
While real estate requires working with lots of different people in different capacities, it also has its share of solitude, and is, at its core, a very independent profession. Nothing will happen unless you make it happen yourself, so if you’re an independent-minded person who enjoys being out on your own, not only will you be successful but you’ll also fall in love with the feeling of getting in your car and creating your own destiny.
5. The highs are amazing
While the lows can be painful, the highest are exhilarating. If you’ve never experienced the joy of securing , or a clear to close, then you have no clue just how energized and happy a signature or a few words can make you feel. Any doubts about the profession can be immediately wiped out, and you can fall in love with real estate all over again after you get to celebrate one of your triumphs.
6. Because We Care
They say that if you do something you love, then you’ll never work another day in your life. Well that’s not exactly true, you’ll still have to work, but it will feel different. In real estate, even though you’re helping other people buy and sell houses, it still feels like something that’s yours. And because it’s yours, you will care. And because you care, you will appreciate it in a way that’s different than almost any other job you could possibly have, which is all the more reason to fall in love with it.
At the end of the day, we really love what we do - and we love our clients. Know anyone we can share the love with and do great things for? We'd love to help! ❤️