You can also spend some time understanding real estate values in specific neighborhoods on apps like Zillow and track homes from listing to sale.
Along with talking to Realtors about their career choice, perhaps you can shadow them for a day and see if you enjoy the experience?
I would start your learning journey by first watching YouTube clips on Commercial Real Estate 101 as this will give you a good foundation around how the industry works. You can next review the websites for the largest property management companies in the world like JLL, CBRE and Colliers. These sites contain very good information of how these businesses are structured, case studies showing how they work with their clients, research on topics like sustainability, workplace of the future, and other areas that you will find of interest.
Finally, once you get into university, some offer the opportunity to major in business with a specialization in real estate. You can also join a Real Estate club which is a great way to engage with other students who share a similar interest.
- Working as a realtor selling properties like homes to people
- Working for a real estate fund that buys all types of properties to create a portfolio
- Working for a team that does research into real estate for other companies
- Working for a developer that constructs real estate for various reasons
I would think about what might appeal to you and do some research into other types of jobs in that field. I'd think about classes, majors, clubs, jobs, and internships that will give you more insight into these careers. Don't be afraid to use your linkedin network to find some people to talk to as well!