Did you press the pause button on getting a salesperson license because of the uncertainty created by COVID-19? Are you still thinking of waiting it out to see what the future will bring? As you debate whether to go for it or to continue to hold off, consider these five reasons why now can be an opportune time to become a real estate agent.
Before the coronavirus hit, many buyers and sellers were comfortable with the process and, for the most part, knew what to expect. Now that the pandemic has fundamentally shifted how real estate business is done, that has changed. Unsure of what’s different in the new normal, people have more questions and concerns than in the past. And real estate professionals will be in even higher demand to guide them through that.
Like many people, you are likely staying home more as social distancing continues. And so, you have more time on your hands than usual. Taking the 75-hour sales pre-license course is a great use of that time. Keep in mind that we make it easy for you to do that at the Ben Farmer School of Real Estate. Our Silver and Platinum online course packages have everything you need to fulfill Georgia’s education requirement. And you can do so in the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
While real estate is a competitive business in general, the competition varies based on what’s happening in the industry. In environments like now, for instance, when it’s difficult to predict what things might look like in the coming months or further down the road, the agent dropout rate rises. Some put their real estate career on hold. Others call it quits. This reduces the competition and presents opportunity for those who enter the business and rise to the challenge.
You will have to learn the ropes of the business no matter what market conditions are when you become an agent. When you do so in a shifting environment, though, you hone/gain skills that better position you to successfully handle whatever comes your way in the future. Rather than preparing for ambiguity and adversity, you are working through both at the start of your career. So, when the next big change or downturn comes along, you can call on the skill set to handle it.
It’s a fact that the housing market is not what it was a short time ago. Nonetheless, it continues to weather the effects of the pandemic. Buyers are still looking. Deals are still closing. Mortgage rates are at near all-time lows too, and that’s a motivator for purchasers to buy sooner rather than later. Then too, with remote work becoming a long-term trend, there will likely be more prospects looking to move to meet work-from-home needs. All of this is business waiting to be had.
Final Thoughts: The sooner you take steps to get your license, the sooner you can launch your career as a real estate agent. So, ask yourself if you’re ready to be at the forefront of a changing market. If the answer is yes, let the Ben Farmer School of Real Estate help you complete your pre-license education as planned. Our online class is available today, and enrollment is just a click away.