The typical working millennial often faces high expectations to perform well in the workplace. Because of this, it has become increasingly harder for professionals to meet the standards they are striving for. Most of the time, it’s not because they lack effort or inspiration, but because they are unable to create a solid resume of credentials which boosts their skills. This problem lies not with the working professionals but the real estate industry itself, which does not create a clear-cut path for everyone to follow.
That is why we compiled a list in hopes to boost the careers of real estate professionals to greater heights and to provide an easier path to success. If you find yourself in tough times right now, you can use this list we’ve provided to build your credentials as a real estate professional.
Target a course that is applicable to your industry.
As of May 2016, the only degree qualified to take the broker’s licensure exam is the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management (BS REM). This is because the RESA Law implemented by CHED added additional conditions in the requirements for taking the exam.
With that being said, if you feel that the real estate career is really for you, earning a degree in BS REM is absolutely vital. Aside from this, the qualifications needed to attain a real estate broker license has remained the same. Despite this only being one of the few changes, it has become an absolute must for all real estate professionals to leave at the top of their checklist for credential-building.
Once you are finished with this, you will have already overcome one of the rather larger obstacles in building your resume. So, despite it being a major hurdle, it is a major accomplishment that leads to the start of your real estate career.
The early bird catches the worm.
It is true that most careers are not a race but a marathon; however, being able to finish ahead of others will give you a certain advantage which you can use to better your reputation. By being in the game longer than others, you will earn experiences that academic education just cannot give. You gain “street smart” tips that will automatically one-up you against the competition.
Practice networking as early as college.
One of the biggest advantages any real estate professional can give themselves is a reliable and extensive clientele. Whether it would be the institutional real estate or retail real estate, creating a network of reliable real estate players will give you a solid supply of business partners. Through networking, you get the opportunity to establish yourself among real estate players. Through this network, you will be able to ensure yourself positive reviews and referrals that will boost your career in the long run.
Don’t underestimate the power of education.
The more you establish yourself in the real estate market, the more your decrease willingness to learn from younger generations. This mindset is one that professionals in the industry must avoid. As you grow you older, as long as you have the passion and drive, you should continue to build your credentials further. There will always be newer technologies to learn, insightful seminars to attend, certificates to earn, and knowledge to absorb.
In the business of real estate, it should be no surprise that the main motivation of brokers is monetary—but this is an outdated view that should be dropped already. Continuing to find your passion for the business is the way to go. With this, building up your credentials, beefing up your resume, and establishing a solid career path will become a fun task that will not leave you with anything in the end.