Why Should You Choose Royal LePage RCR?
A career in real estate is not for everyone, but if you have what it takes it can reward you like few other careers can. Real estate is a business where rewards come in direct proportion to effort. Great sales associates are confident and project to others that they have the skills necessary to get the job done. Realtors are communicators who listen as well as they speak. A career in real estate requires the ability to overcome resistance and maintain a positive attitude. It is not a nine-to-five job. Being a REALTOR® means setting your own schedule and being your own boss, but success is also tied to being a team player and making the most of professional relationships. At the end of the day, a successful REALTOR® knows that meeting customer needs is the only route to success.
Steps to Becoming a REALTOR®
The time and expense involved in becoming a REALTOR® varies from province to province, but the basic steps are the same:
Complete the required courses offered by the provincial real estate association or council
Write an exam based on the courses’ content (fee)
Submit an application to the provincial licensing body along with successful exam results (fee)
Applicants must be sponsored by a licensed real estate Broker. This is essentially an offer of employment
Some provinces also have mandatory continuing education criteria that must be met on an ongoing basis in order to maintain your license.
Why become a real estate agent?
Being a real estate agent involves having flexible working hours and being away from the office. You aren’t stuck to your desk all the time, but you have the opportunity to work on the field, meeting new people. Realtors don’t have a strict working shirt from 9 to 5 and the hours are often influenced by the needs and availability of the clients.
This is interesting, but at the same time challenging task because you aren’t working on the same transaction all the time.
On the other hand, another important fact to mention is that you will be your own boss. The growth of your business will solely depend on you and your ability to succeed. You can decide how many clients you want to take, what are your working hours, how much you will charge.
Additionally, you can add more employees if your business starts to grow.