There is no quitting time, and the phone will ring at any time of the day or night. Personal schedules must be arranged to suit clients’ needs. Still, successful real estate professionals are able to keep perspective and create balance!
Most real estate professionals earn their income by commission. They may make a sale one week, then not another for two months. It’s important to budget to ensure enough income between sales. Earnings will vary by area, type of property sold, local market conditions and specific brokerage policies. Personal expenses, however, apply to all real estate associates and include licensing fees, insurance, real estate board/association dues, advertising and other business costs.