A Career in Real Estate

A successful career in real estate does not just happen and rarely comes easily. The business of Real Estate sales can be extremely demanding and a personal committment to excellence is essential.

Those who enter the profession will travel a challenging road and should be prepared to invest time and money in a life long learning exercise.

Completing required courses is just the beginning of a journey that requires continuing education to maintain your edge and professional credentials. The market is dynamic, legislation is constantly changing, and new techniques are continuously emerging. It is no wonder that knowledge is power in the real estate marketplace.

A career in real estate is anything but routine. Sales representatives are constantly in and out of the office making contacts, procuring listings, showing homes and negotiating agreements. No two transactions are ever the same; variety is truly the spice of life.

Personal sacrifices are also a reality. In the heat of negotiation, there is little regard for the time of day or the day of the week. Some REALTORS® point to long hours, high stress levels and reduced social life.

A career as a REALTOR® encompasses more than simply the mechanics of listing and selling property. It is about bringing people together, providing families with homes, furnishing investors with security, helping new entrepreneurs find opportunities and ultimately building better communities for the future.

Still, successful people in the profession are the first to say it is a matter of perspective and balance. Trade-offs must be made, but the personal freedom, a satisfying career and the long term benefits are well worth the effort.

The world is driven by real estate. Canadians everywhere long to own property and salespeople are vital in the process. Every day thousands of real estate professionals make dreams come true across the country. Real estate practitioners assist buyers in making the largest single purchase that they may ever undertake. Most likely as you read this, sellers are busy signing agreements that will forever alter their futures.

If you are considering a career in real estate as a REALTOR® and would like to learn more, or are a seasoned professional looking for a change, feel free to contact our broker, Rod Rafuse at 752-8335 or email Rod Rafuse at rod@hlmrealties.com where we can help answer any questions you may have.

Please click here to see the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission Real Estate as a career booklet.

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