According to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®, 64 percent of REALTORS® say that the flexible hours are the most attractive part of being a real estate agent, followed by interest in the industry (at 64 percent) and working with people (at 54 percent). The report also asked REALTORS® what skills are necessary to succeed in residential real estate; they named people skills, self-motivation and negotiation skills as the top three most important traits and talents.
Review NAR's 2017 Choosing a Career in Real Estate report for more information on current trends in the real estate profession. Speak to someone considering a career in real estate about what draws them to the profession. Talk to REALTORS® in your area about what they consider the best part of their job.