Just about everybody lives, shops, and works somewhere. Invariably, somebody owns that property, leases it, or rents it. Real estate professionals are the people who transact business related to property, either by facilitating sales, managing properties, or developing buildings on a piece of land.
What You'll Do
Real estate consists of land and the natural resources and permanent buildings on it. Real estate agents, brokers, asset managers, assessors, property managers, and developers perform a wide variety of tasks, from buying, selling, renting, and leasing, to assessing, developing, and managing land.
Who Does Well
Most real estate professionals work independently, contracting their services. Those who succeed in real estate are generally ambitious and entrepreneurial.
The tremendous appeal of real estate is that it offers a wide range of personal challenges and opportunities. First, the challenge of helping people make important real estate decisions, and second, the personal independence and freedom from prescribed working hours, as well as the potential for unlimited income and achievement. Moreover, advancement in the real estate profession is limited only by an individual's determination and quest for success.