Work in the real estate business can be a rewarding career, but there are no guarantees in this service-based business. As a real estate agent, you’ll rely on your skills to develop a client base and to complete sales. And as an agent whose income will be based on commission, your income will be unpredictable - there will be no regular paycheques. Before you dive in, it’s important to evaluate your aptitude for the work required to run your own business, as well as the education and licensing required by the industry.
Consider the time, money and effort you’ll need to get started before you make a decision to start your career in real estate. Read the Become a REALTOR® booklet to help understand what work is required to enter the business and to make sure your expectations about a career in real estate are realistic.