How to Start a Career in Real-Estate

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Dear Aspiring Real Estate Entrepreneurs in Lagos State,
If you have been considering real estate as a career, or you've just gotten started, you can make a difference in your

probability and success in the real estate profession. As a beginner,a lot would have been said about the real estate business and believe me; none should hinder you from getting started as one. After all, you're helping people in what is usually the largest financial transaction of their lives. That's not to mention the emotional impact of changing homes that may be in completely different areas of the country, or even the world. Real estate can be a very rewarding career choice for just about anyone. So why not you? 

Pursuing a career as a real estate agent means you are an entrepreneur that loves to work alone. Many agents love the "helping people" aspect, while others want to exercise their independence and be their own boss. As most real estate agents and brokers are independent contractors, they're able to set their own work schedules and build their businesses in the ways that they want. Some of the old "real estate sayings" that many new real estate agents take to heart are no longer as true as they were before the social media and the internet. Right now, many agents are learning to engage more aggressive means of marketing their properties. 

So all you need is the right guide on secrets about how to start your new business with the lowest risk of failure. 

1. First Understand That You Don't Have To Be Good At "Sales."
You don't need to be a salesman. This is primarily a service business, and serving your clients well will contribute to your success. I've never considered myself as a salesman, and I have never "sold" a person a home. There are ways to present yourself and handle your business that will separate you from the "pushy real estate sales person" image. 

2. Think Small for Big Real Estate Agent Business Success
Thinking small doesn't mean not planning for growth and success in this article. It's about understanding your status as an independent contractor and setting up your business practice and marketing to maintain your business as yours and portable. 

3. Sharpen Your Mental and Real Estate Skills
Those entering the field of real estate have quite varied backgrounds and skill sets. Motivation and opportunities also determine the momentum just as in any entrepreneurial engagement. What should motivate an estate agent is not letting down others i.e. colleagues and clients. This is just a tip on how begin building the skill set for the profession because in the light of the high unemployment, many agents perceive a real estate career as a lucrative venture, yielding excellent compensation for working when and how they want and ignoring the associated risks for new agent income, as well as why many don't make it in the business. 

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Kolade Akintayo

He is the Co-founder/Creative Director of Wizzleworks Media and while founders are focused on building and repositioning RE brands through innovative thinking, Mr. Akintayo oversees the company's creative media arsenal. This is why Wizzleworks Media has emerged as the premium provider of RE Media services to the rapidly growing RE and hospitality industries in Nigeria.

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