As with any profession, there are many pros and cons associated with being a professional real estate agent. If you have been considering entering the field and becoming a licensed real estate agent, it is wise to conduct thorough research about the job beforehand. This ensures you won’t be surprised down the line and can enter your new career with confidence.
One of the cons that come with being a realtor, as described in this video by Bryan Casella, is receiving negative judgment from others around you. Many realtors don’t make it past two years in the industry. Because of this, certain stigmas and doubts exist that could discourage you on your journey to success. Another con is that there isn’t always detailed training available for new realtors and you may have to learn a lot on the job.
A pro of working as a realtor is that you don’t have to climb a corporate ladder to be successful. While there is a learning curve, there aren’t promotional barriers between you and success. Another pro that Casella describes is an increased level of self-assurance. After working hard and improving sales techniques, you will feel validated in your talents.