Can Real Estate Make You a Good Living?

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a real estate agent, you might have heard the same advice over and over again: “It’s a great way to make money.” And it’s true—if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can make good money selling homes. But making good money as an agent is not easy. In this post, we’ll explore some of the challenges of being a real estate agent so that you can decide whether it’s right for you or not.

It Can Be Very Stressful.

The stress of being a real estate agent can be high. The market is volatile and unpredictable, which leads to a lot of stress for agents. You might have sold 10 houses one month, only to see those same houses sit on the market for the next three months. This can be discouraging and lead to anxiety about whether or not you should continue on this career path.

Another major source of stress is that most people believe becoming a real estate agent requires selling more than they do—yet in reality it’s just as easy (or difficult) to sell one house as it is 10 or 100. Real estate agents have had many clients who were so desperate to make money that they tried their hardest but were unable or unwilling to put any effort into learning how their business works from an educational standpoint (which I’ll talk about later).

It Requires a Lot of Time.

Real estate requires a lot of your time. If you’re selling or buying a home, you have very little flexibility in terms of time and availability. You have to be able to work long hours (without overtime pay) at anytime, and often without notice. This can be particularly challenging if you have another full-time job or are self-employed with other responsibilities outside of real estate.

You Have to Spend Money to Make Money.

When you start your own business, you will have to invest money. A lot of money. You can’t just sit around and wait for the checks to roll in—you need to spend on advertising and marketing campaigns, technology updates, training programs and more. This isn’t a problem if you have income coming in from elsewhere while you’re starting out; otherwise, it’s likely that your savings account will take a big hit as soon as you open your doors (not to mention the fact that most banks won’t loan money without at least some collateral).

The good news is that once these initial costs are paid off (and assuming they weren’t too high), your business should be able to make money pretty quickly over time—but only if it’s well-run and profitable!

You’ll Miss Out On Certain Things.

Your new job as a real estate agent has its perks, but you may find that your work comes with some serious drawbacks. You might not be able to travel as much as you’d like or take a vacation every year. You could also find yourself eating out less frequently since working in real estate means spending long hours at home and on the road.

It’s important to keep these things in mind before jumping into this career—and even then, it’s hard not to romanticize what seems like an exciting lifestyle.

You’re in Charge of Your Future.

You control your future. You can choose where you want to live, when and how much you want to work, the type of property you buy and sell, and how much time you spend on it. While this may sound like a lot of work for very little profit, remember that if all goes well in real estate investing – which is certainly possible – your profits will far exceed any salary from working for someone else.


I hope that this article has helped you to see the pros and cons of real estate investing. It can be a great way to make money, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort required, then go for it! If not, there are plenty of other ways out there too. Don’t let anyone tell you what they think is best; decide what works best for YOU!

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