I used to be a Property Agent for a few years. If u work hard, the money is good.
But the thing about own boss, own time, and work-life balance is bull. In order to earn that 6 figure annually, which I did, means I have to work really hard chasing clients like crocodiles.
I work long hours(doing homework, working out a strategy, getting listings, etc) finished work late, reach home late, work on weekends and in the end I didn’t spend much time with my family. Is that what I want? No cos for me money is not everything although it’s important. I am looking for something more fulfilling and wholesome. Ask yourself, what do u want to achieve?
If you think that being your own boss is all rosy, think again as you will be responsible for : Marketing, business strategies, personal training, Medisave, employment & staff training( telemarketers/ PA etc), office rental, business related expenses, the list just goes on.
A property agent is hard work. You will join one of the property agencies but are basically running your own business. You have to do marketing, promotion, sales, etc… It is a ton of effort.
Working as a property agent is no different from working as an insurance agent. It is essentially 9am to 11pm due to viewings and whatnot. If you have free time in the day, chances are you will fail.
Like any business, only the top 5% to 10% of them ever succeed. The rest fail.
It is good money if you succeed. IF.
However, any professional job is good money if you succeed AND you have more job stability.
Property agents are go-getters. You have to have the mindset and temperament for it. “I’m unhaply with 9-5” is not going to cut it.
Once u have decided on which path to take, work hard on it. Good luck buddy.
Here are what netizens think:
- No healthcare package, no paid annual leave.
- 90% failure rate yet so many people still want try.