Will a Real Estate License Work For You?
California real estate is coming back to life. A growth in the market is based on the number of American’s who are returning to work. If you’re like me and need to find a career to provide for your family, a real estate license might be in your cards. After researching potential jobs, I was focused on three things.
1. Flexible Work Schedule
2. Education Requirements
3. Generous Income Potential
A real estate career offers all of these benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
As a working mom, I’m constantly balancing my work-life against the schedules of my kids. I compete with school, sports and the social calendar of my teenaged son. It’s important to me to be as available as possible. With that said; I also need to provide for them. I need a job that works around the schedule’s of my children. Getting a license in real estate means working on commission. This also means freedom in creating a working schedule that wraps around my job as a mom.
Finding extra hours in the day is a tough task for many mothers. Finding the balance between work and home can be overwhelming. A career in real estate can be rewarding financially while offering flexible work schedules.
How Fast Can I Get the Education Needed?
I’m currently a full-time student taking classes through online education. I love the ease of it. Unfortunately, one draw back is the time it will take to earn a degree. It occurred to me that I needed to establish a career while I was working toward fulfilling my dream.
It’s relatively simple to get in on a career in real estate. The best part; for me, is the ease of taking classes and the ability to complete the courses quicker than attending a four-year school. One of the problems I face as a mother is time management. According to the California Bureau of Real Estate, the education for this field is three courses in real estate principles. Hours of homework and rearranging my own schedule is almost impossible. It’s hard to be in class when I need to be at the baseball field or driving teenagers around town. Three courses sounds like a dream.
Show Me The Money.
I’m not trying to get rich and I don’t need to relocate to The O.C. I simply want to provide my children with a fair middle-class lifestyle. Working as a licensed real estate agent means working on commission. Labor statistics reported by the State of California Employment Development Department have indicated that the average wage for licensed agents is around $33.00 per hour.
For me, it’s comfort in knowing that a license in real estate is a investment in me. It’s something that I can eventually fall back on when my kids are grown. The potential to earn in this field depends on hard I work. I like the sound of that.