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Do Real Estate Agents Have High Job Satisfaction?

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

According to Forbes, the happiest employees of all aren’t kindergarten teachers, preachers or college professors. They’re real estate agents.

With an index score of 4.26 on a 5 point scale, real estate agents reported that they are very satisfied with the work they do on a daily basis. Other studies state the same, including a study from Market Leader, where 84% of agents are happy working in real estate, (quite different from only the 53% that are happy in other industries.) Check out: Why Do People Choose a Real Estate Career


Let’s look at some of the reasons real estate agents seem to be so happy.


  • No college degree required

  • Unlimited income potential

  • Flexible schedules

  • A variety of career paths

  • Being their own boss

  • Helping people

  • Every day is different


No college degree required. Real Estate has the unique opportunity to get into their desired profession without having to complete any higher education, other than the real estate classes. Try to think of another career path that you can literally enter within weeks of graduating high school? Interestingly, real estate agents who have only completed a high school education report the highest job satisfaction. Be sure to check out The Future Job Security For Real Estate Agents


Unlimited income potential. Unlike most American workers, real estate agents work in an industry that doesn’t automatically cap their earnings. Even better, agents have opportunities to work in a niche that specializes in high value transactions or they can put in extra hours if desired. Real estate agents can drive their financial future. Read more in How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make


Flexible schedules. Probably one of the most valued aspects of a career in real estate is a flexible schedule. An agent can start out part time or full time, work around schedules, family, other obligations, or even another job. You might like: What Does a Typical Day Look Like as a Real Estate Agent


A Variety of career paths. A real estate license opens up a variety of career paths, such as buyers agent, sellers agent, commercial real estate, property management, and more. Find more in What Can You Do with a Real Estate License?


Being their own boss. Real estate agents don’t have a traditional “boss” like other careers. They can create their own goals and their own activities.


Helping people. One of the greatest things about being an agent is being a part of your clients joy as they buy and sell property. You can make a difference in their lives by doing great work, and your own happiness goes up as well.


Every day is different. Many people get very bored of the same routine every day. If you are looking for an exciting environment, where often the day ends up very different than what you expected, real estate may be perfect for you. You might enjoy: How to Get Listings Without Cold Calling


Are you ready to consider real estate as a career? Get more information about Pre-licensing packages HERE.

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