Many people dream of making a career in real estate and earn a six-figure income, but not everyone’s ready to take the risk upfront and quit their job. Instead, they want to start slow, work as a real estate agent part-time, and quit their 9 to 5 job only when they have closed a few deals and built a referral network.
If you are one of them and are contemplating whether it’s the right time to hand over a resignation to your boss and start working as a full-time real estate agent, this article is for you! Read through to know 3 signs that mean that you are ready to take the plunge and become a professional real estate agent in Atlanta!
1. Commissions from Real Estate Sales Account for a Major Chunk of Your Income
Financial stability is the primary reason why most people hesitate giving up their job and start working as a real estate agent full time. So, if you have been going to your job halfheartedly every day and are desperate to start a career in real estate, you should take a look at your different streams of income. If you are making a major chunk of your monthly income through commissions from real estate deals, you are probably ready to say goodbye to your boss.
2. You Have Generated a Consistent Stream of Referrals
Referrals remain the primary resource to capture and close deals for most real estate agents. If you have spent some time and effort on networking and have earned some loyal customers and colleagues, you might be ready to take a major career decision very soon. However, before making the big career transition, spend some time determining the number of referrals you have earned in the past few months.
3. You Have Mastered the Art of Prospecting
I cannot overemphasize the importance of prospecting to a successful real estate career. It is my advice to all aspiring real estate agents that you should quit your job and start a career in real estate only when you have mastered the art of prospecting.
Your ability to capture leads and nurture them into customers depends significantly on whether or not you know how to use different prospecting tools and techniques. So, if you know what cold calling means, how email marketing works, and why geographic farming is important - congratulations, you are ready to step into this rewarding industry called real estate!
Need more help? I have written a number of books for individuals who want to make a career in real estate but are unsure about how to get started. You can find them here. I am also arranging a workshop on the subject of using online marketing to promote your real estate services. You may register for the workshop here.