The real estate industry in the United States has experienced steady growth in recent years, with increasing demand for homes, commercial space, and other types of real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales grew 5.9% in 2020 despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metropolitan areas with growing populations and robust economies often have more active real estate markets and greater need for real estate professionals. However, it’s worth noting that real estate can be a cyclical industry, with ups and downs dependent on a number of factors including interest rates, housing supply and demand, and economic conditions. It’s always a good idea to research local market conditions before pursuing a career in this field.
In Massachusetts, real estate agent training begins with the completion of a 40-hour pre-licensing course and passing the course’s final exam. The final step in this process is to pass the Massachusetts real estate exam you need to obtain a real estate license. The State Real Estate Examination is carried out by PSI Exams.
Ready to take the first step? Enroll in the Conway School of Real Estate Pre-Licensing Salesperson Class. Taught by real estate professionals with years of experience in the field, Conway Real Estate School is authorized by the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons and will teach you everything you need to know to pass the state licensing exam. Our instructors are practicing brokers and attorneys who draw on real-life situations to illustrate the material in a fast-paced learning environment.
The Conway School of Real Estate runs year-round, with our next classes starting February 28th. We offer face-to-face and zoom classes. Get all the details and enroll in the Conway School of Real Estate.
Are you considering a career in real estate? Here are ten good reasons to become a real estate agent:
1. Greater job flexibility
As a real estate agent, you can create your own schedule. This flexibility can be especially helpful for parents, caregivers, or people who have other part-time jobs. You’ll have to commit to house tours and open houses, but a career in real estate offers more flexibility than many other jobs.
2. Earning Opportunities
The more sales you make, the more money you can make. While there is no guarantee of success, many agents in the industry can make a comfortable living.
3. Opportunity to help others
As a real estate agent, you have an opportunity to help people find their dream homes, investments, and commercial spaces. This can be a rewarding experience that allows you to make a positive impact in people’s lives.
4. Employment growth
Real estate is an industry that is unlikely to be replaced by automation or outsourcing. People will always need houses and commercial space and real estate agents will always be needed to help them navigate the buying and selling process. While many aspects of home buying and selling are now digital, these processes make the agent’s job more efficient.
5. Career Development Opportunities
There are many opportunities for real estate agents to educate themselves and develop new skills, from attending industry conferences to taking continuing education courses. All Jack Conway agents go through our comprehensive onboarding program to gain proficiency in all of the technology tools we offer agents to build their business.
New employees at Jack Conway & Company are also able to attend the Conway College of Real Estate Knowledge (CCRK), an intensive program designed to enable them to list and sell real estate in a highly educated and highly professional manner. The course is offered year-round on an ongoing basis to Jack Conway & Co., Inc. members only.
6. Relationship building
Real estate agents have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their clients and colleagues, which can help them build a strong referral network and generate more business.
Real estate is a diverse industry that offers a variety of opportunities from home sales to commercial rentals to property management.
8. A sense of accomplishment
Closing a deal successfully can be a great feeling, and real estate agents have the opportunity to experience that feeling on a regular basis.
Real estate agents are often independent entrepreneurs, which means they have the opportunity to build their own business and be their own boss.
10. A dynamic industry
Real estate is constantly evolving, with new technologies, trends and regulations shaping the industry. For people who enjoy learning and adapting to change, the real estate industry can be a stimulating and challenging career choice.