Is It Difficult To Be A Real Estate Agent?

Definition of "Is it difficult to be a real estate agent?"

Clay Elliott real estate agent

Written by

Clay Elliottelite badge icon

Virtual Properties Realty

Yes and no.

The yes part of the answer is pretty standard; we’ve been covering it in the many many articles we put out on our real estate advice and tips page exposing the complexity of acting as a real estate agent in a housing transaction. There’s a reason why we have over 2,800 entries (and counting!) on our real estate glossary terms, right?

So, is it difficult to be a real estate agent? Of course. Very.

It requires dedication. Aside from completing all the necessary licensing courses, real estate agents must diligently get informed of the latest real estate trends.

It requires a lot of stamina. Their life is very busy and the concept of “working hours” most of the time is nothing but a concept.

It requires a lot of patience. Real Estate agents are constantly dealing with unreasonable home buyers and sellers and difficult, long-term scenarios that don’t always have a happy ending for them.

It requires will. Real estate is one of the most competitive businesses there is. You need to really want it to shine above competitors.

Not noticing these pitfalls and being surprised by them is one of the reasons why real estate agents fail and get out of business.

But what about the “No” answer to the question “is it difficult to be a real estate agent”?

Well, the thing is: if you are an easy going person, with a good empathetic heart and a genuine desire to help others, then the job becomes easy. Or at least easier. Because in today’s world is sometimes difficult to find people with the right attitude, right? But a real estate agent that does not feel ashamed to ask, that is willing to listen and learn, that is present and has the client’s best interest at heart, will go a long way and will simplify and overcome every possible hurdle along the way. The real estate agent’s job is to act on behalf of his or her client, so once you’re a well-oiled machine with them, every door opens for you both.

Final answer to “is it difficult to be a real estate agent”? Only for those who fail to understand that your mission is to make the client happy or who are too lazy to do what’s necessary to make that happen.

image of a real estate dictionary page

Have a question or comment?

We're here to help.

*** Your email address will remain confidential.
 

 

Popular Real Estate Questions

Popular Real Estate Glossary Terms

- What are the closing costs?Closing costs are the fees and expenses paid during Closing. They are not included in the final purchase price of the property.- How much are the closing ...

North-south lines that encircle the earth and used as references in mapping land. ...

Unit of ownership in a real estate investment trust. ...

A public area, or plaza with a series of walkways permitting pedestrians easy access to shops, stores and restaurants. Modern malls are often enclosed enabling all weather access. Malls are ...

Act of actual eviction or removal of a lessee from a property. The eviction may be either voluntarily through due process of law or involuntarily by force. This generally occurs when a ...

Just to be clear: an Open house is not when you invite friends over to meet your new house. At least not in the real estate world.When you hear someone talking about an Open House, they ...

A provision not explicitly stated in an agreement, but considered as an important item. For example, the buyer of a home anticipates it to meet seller's claims as to condition and use. ...

Individual: Adjusted gross income less itemized deductions and personal exemptions. After taxable income is computed, the tax to be paid can be determined by looking at the tax rate ...

Process of simultaneously appraising several pieces of property. Normally, occurs when a local government conducts a reassessment. ...