What do I need to do right now to get ahead of everyone in a couple years?
My name is Clementine L. and I am currently a junior in high school. I'm planning on becoming a real estate agent in the future. #advice #real-estate #real-estate-advice #high-school #business #finance
First of all, you should know that you are capable of achieving your dream and getting to that top spot. Do not let anyone bring you down and destroy your dreams. You just have to plan it and have the dedication to achieve your goals. You do not need to be a genius to be successful, you need to be committed. I always believe in hard work pays off. Even if it does not pay off now, I know that as long as I am following my plan and improving every day, I am getting better and it will eventually pay off. So, put the hours and the hard work and enjoy the process of getting there to the number one position. Second, in addition to your plan, you need to have short-term goals that will help you make that plan work. These are checkpoints that tracks your progress and gives you that assurance that you are on the right track. For example, if your plan to score top marks in an exam, you know that you have to be the best in your class at that subject. So, start by committing the study hours to get ahead of everyone who is out there having fun and playing around. Your time to celebrate will come later after you achieve the best scores. Finally, choose your friends wisely. Friends are a great influence in your life. Choose people who are hard working as well and will push you to achieve your goals, not the ones that will invite you to a party everyday to waste your time.
Hope this help and best of luck :)
Jessica Sera’s Answer
I think it's great that you are looking ahead to your future! If you are specifically interested in becoming a real estate agent, I recommend you look into the licensing requirements and even start taking classes if you can. You are able to obtain your real estate license at 18 years old. If you have the time, I definitely recommend starting early with taking classes and the test!
I also have my real estate license. One thing that I did in high school was intern at a real estate office. This provided me with practical experience of what it is like to be a real estate agent. Also, I started to build skills of communication, networking, and organization. Therefore, I recommend looking into internship experiences related to real estate to help gain experience and skills.
Generally, I recommend you take part in extracurricular activities, jobs, or internships. Any experience will set you a part from your peers who are not involved in experiences other than their schoolwork. I also recommend taking a personality test like the Myers Briggs or Enneagram test to become more aware of your strengths!
Best of luck!
I think it is terrific that you already know the path you would like to take in your career. When I was a JR in HS, I wanted to focus my career around fashion designing, but I decided on a very different path.
I think it is very important to get a better understanding of the RE industry by looking in an internship or a part time job at a local agency. The insight you receive will help with you getting a better understanding of the industry. I have a relative who works within this field and it is super competitive.
I read what one of my colleagues wrote and I agree with him, do not compare yourself with others because you are on your on path in life. I believe it is very important to stay true to yourself in what you want to achieve and be kind to yourself and others which will make you shine in the end.
When ever you get an opportunity to meet new people or attend a totally irrelevant (as per you) event , grab it, go there! It's irrelevant for you now, but you start creating a knowledge base now to connect to people / potential buyers on a different level in the future. Learn to observe people, and identify their way of talking, thinking, pick up important words from their native languages, their accents; and sometimes you need to speak less to understand more.
You will practically need to work with real estate agents in order to learn the actual business, for which you can get internships too. Try to study meanwhile on the internet about properties. There are also a couple of series on netflix which teaches you how is the life style of the people buying properties and how the agents try to match up in order to meet their buyers' level.
That being said, I would like to say that in order to ensure you’re ahead of everyone, you’d first have to know where they are going, how they plan on getting there and how long they plan on taking to arrive at the destination.
Perhaps your time would be better spent loosely defining some goals. Make sure they are challenging but attainable. You’re still very young end have plenty of time to re-define or go back to the drawing board altogether if the initial path doesn’t fit your personality or interests.
Please read The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay and Grit by Dr. Angela Duckworth if you haven’t already. I was a 26yr old USMC veteran when I read it and it still added TREMENDOUS value to my life. This is my most recommended/gifted book.
I hope this helps! Keep pushing toward your goals and be flexible when necessary!