Depending on what your passions are, I have always found the best career advice to be that you should follow them. A lot of people end up going in to certain careers because of the money or the potential promotions that are on offer, but they can often find themselves disenfranchised and miserable about their job. If you follow a career which means that you will be doing something that you love, you will have a far greater chance of enjoying your career. Today I want to take a look at the real estate industry, and what kind of jobs you could be looking at in this sector.
If you love real estate then heading into real estate development could be a great move for you, this is a satisfying and well paid job which will see you forge out new developments. This job role is multi-faceted and you could be working on building luxury high rises, or focusing more on creating communities such as what the Terra Group are doing down in Florida. Within this job role you could be working in planning, land acquisition, building plans, community development or any other range of responsibilities within this sector.
If you feel confident in your your knowledge of the industry and your ability to read the housing market, you could turn this knowledge into a money making opportunity. Investing in real estate is one of the least risky ways of investing and you can use your knowledge and passion for real estate to buy a range f both residential and commercial properties. If you do enter into the world of real estate investment, you will of course be playing with large sums of money so you must have strength in your convictions. IF you are in no rush for big returns you could rent out your properties for long periods of time, and even make your investment back from rent alone.
The role of an estate agent seems to have a bad reputation but in my experience, these are good people who want to do the best for their clients. There is a stigma attached to real estate agents that they are always trying to up sell in order to line their own pockets but you should ignore this as it doesn’t speak for the majority. Your role as an estate agent will be to ensure that your client finds a home which meets all of their requirements. You must have excellent inter-personal skills and you must also be able to instill confidence in your clients, that you are the person who can find the perfect home for them. This is a job which can be very financially lucrative given that you will make commission, and it will also be highly rewarding personally when you see a family move into their desired property.
If you have a passion, make sure that you turn it into a career.