I was reading an interview with web design guru Eric Meyer, and was struck by his answer to one of the questions and how much that answer rings true for real estate as well as technology fields.
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to people starting out in the field, what would it be?
A: “Love it or leave it. Seriously, this is not a field where you can coast by on “it’ll do for now” or “eh, it’s a living”. There’s too much need to be creative and sharp, and there are too many nagging little problems to deal with on an ongoing basis, to be doing this for anything short of love.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Being a Realtor is everything Eric stated above, and more, though the question was about being a web programmer. But in real estate especially, if we don’t love what we do and have a true passion for helping others, it won’t work as a career.