Is it actually possible to work as a real estate agent while still in University?
Being a realtor or even just a sub agent may be a very easy work which can be done on a part time basis while studying at the university. All you’ll need may be a realtor license or a friend with a real estate business. Sounds easy enough, right?
That’s why above question crossed my mind. It would really be a cool way to get enough money to support your busy life as a student. Here is what I found out.
I came across many agents who got their Real Estate Agent‘s license while they were still in College. And it seems, if you are passionate about real estate and good with people this is definitely the way to go. Maybe you were planning to go in this direction anyway so this is a fantastic way to start getting some experience.
You are probably very limited regarding your time
That’s why the best would be to only start as a part timer. Ideally, you can set your own hours and pick up listings between classes. You can start doing open houses on weekends – that’s when most of the clients are around anyway.
Some who started doing this loved it so much that they left college all together and concentrated on their real estate business. That’s not what we like to encourage! Everybody has to make their own decision regarding their career.
If you like to try it yourself with little money – maybe you have a friend or relative who wants to sell a house – why not try some websites where you can list real estate for free. This will keep your costs down until you made your first money that you can reinvest into your little venture. Here at https://www.listproperty4free.com/ you can list your real estate ad with no strings attached. Interested buyers will contact you directly.
Even if you fail…
Even if you try to work as a real estate agent while still in University and fail, don’t see this as a waste of time. At least then you know it’s not for you and the experience you made in this time will always be helpful for you in the future – maybe when you get your own home.
Some even found out that they rather buy properties themselves, do some work or staging on it and resell it for more money. That’s what I ended up doing. It’s great because you have full control over your time and project.
Some even work their way up this way. This is called the property ladder. With the money you got from selling your first home you buy the next slightly more expensive as you have a bigger budget now. This you repeat several times until you are at the top. You might discover that this is something you really enjoy doing as it usually involves handy work or decorating. For many this is far more interesting than to work in a real estate office.
If you are looking for a first project that you can buy with a small budget
Check out this website: https://www.propertyunder20k.com/. It only lists real estate below 20,000 Euros.
It’s definitely worth a try to work as a real estate agent while still in University. Maybe even helps you to find out what kind of work you like to do in the future.