Four Things to do Before Starting a Real Estate Venture

four  things to do before starting a real estate venture
"A realtor is not a salesperson. They are a matchmaker. They introduce people to homes until they fall in love with one. Then they are a wedding planner" -Lydia 

It has been an established fact that a career in real estate could potentially be a lucrative venture. After all, people would still continue to buy land and erect houses in the years to come. In this regard, we can safely assume that having a profession in real estate would be a safe bet for a more financially competitive future. Unfortunately, while real estate as a means of livelihood could be an avenue for a better leverage on your finances as well as an opportunity for financial freedom, you are not always guaranteed to succeed. After all, much like any industry in the world, if you wish to thrive and succeed, you need to put in the required hard work, diligence and effort into it. It needs a degree of commitment if you truly want to prosper, but once you have dedicated yourself to this endeavor, you would readily see how rewarding it can be.

Being a real estate agent is not only about exerting all of your labors in selling  Cebu condominium  or  the like. Once you get the hang of doing real estate transactions, you would soon realize how this can be an exciting avenue for meeting a myriad of new interesting people. If you have the right work ethic and would work smart, you would see how it can provide you with a sound pecuniary benefit in the form of a comfortable income. However, before you get all too excited, there are a few things for you to consider and things to do before you can commence your journey and real estate career pursuit.

Here are some of them: 

1.) Be honest with yourself
Before going into real estate, you should ask yourself what you can realistically expect from your endeavor. Know what your motivation is and your primary reason for pursuing this kind of venture. If you are lured only by the prospect of easy money then you might as well stop now lest you end up vastly disappointed. Remember, much like anything else, building a lucrative career around real estate requires your patience as well as your commitment. You will inevitably fail, but this should never dishearten you. Rather this should serve as a reminder for you to do better.

2.) Interview current real estate professionals 
One excellent way to have a background of what you are getting yourself into is to interview people who are already in the industry. Not only do they possess the necessary expertise that could potentially help you when it is your turn to practice, but what they tell you about their experience can be very enlightening. These real estate agents would be able to realistically tell you what the pros and cons of the jobs are and in turn, would give you a better understanding of the profession. Have a varied set of individuals in the career to interview. Do not simply limit yourself to the top agents or your real estate agent friends. You will gain a much better perspective and insight if you interviewed agents who are at different points in their career. Interview those who are just starting out and those who have already established a name in the real estate industry.

3.) Know how to budget and do it 
Earning commissions is starkly different from earning monthly paychecks. In this regard, expect that you would have to make a lot of budget cuts that can be a bit difficult to get used to if you have been accustomed to getting regular paychecks before. Due diligence is required as regards your budgeting and savings in order not to put unnecessary stress on your finances. Remember, undertaking another career is already taxing enough, you do not want to add pecuniary stress on top of that equation. Wise budgeting is essential for longevity as a commission based salesperson.

4.) Consider a second source of income
While you might think that adding another career on top of your real estate pursuit would be stressful, it could potentially serve you well. It would primarily serve to relieve you from financial stress from working on commission. In this regard, you can ensure that you would not deplete what you earn on commission and even add to it. Furthermore, your second job can serve as a supplement to your real estate profession as the former can actually open you to prospective clients and possibly extend your leverage on your real estate transactions.

Four Things to do Before Starting a Real Estate Venture Four  Things to do Before Starting a Real Estate Venture Reviewed by sidex Jay on April 16, 2018 Rating: 5


  1. Great advise! this would be a great guide who wants to start their real estate career.

  2. To know how to budget is a common thing!

  3. Great post. Really helpful. :)

  4. informative post. Good one ��


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