Being a real estate agent is a very promising career. But the first couple of years is hard to pass. Staying on track during hardship can be made easy.
Expecting long hours of work
For a new real estate agent, there is no 9 to 5-time frame for working hours. Some days it might be a 10/12-hour work shift just to get started in the business. This is quite normal. The job of a real estate agent is based on knowledge and tactics regarding the properties. No textbook or amount of study cannot make someone ready for the job, although that helps. To gather enough knowledge and data, one must work long hours. Expecting long hours in the first year can ensure a smooth career path in the future.
Deep knowledge of the market
Many people have a preconceived notion about agents that they just only put the “For Sale” sign in front of the house and post ads in the newspapers. These tactics still work, but a realtor does more than that. Especially for a new agent, it is essential to learn about the market from up to the bottom. If they do not acquire enough knowledge about the market, it is going to be hard to stay in the business for long.
Without self-motivation, it is impossible to be successful in any work. Set your goals and find your ground. In the first year of the business, an agent should be determined about where they want to see themselves in the next 5/10 years. As the first couple of years are a bit complicated for the new realtor, set goals that are sustainable and easy to attain.