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A Career in Real Estate is a Good Job Fit for Millennials

Posted by Hannah Raissa Marfil on Oct 12, 2015 06:50 AM EDT
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Millennials looking for an enriching career path may find work in the real estate industry as a good job fit.

According to The Cabin.Net, a real estate career may be the perfect occupation for millennials, or those born between 1980 until 1995.  A recent study completed by the Bentley University indicated that millennials are looking for a career that will allow them to be independent, flexible and entrepreneurial.  The generations' requirements fits a career in real estate, which will also provide them a host of benefits and advantages given the booming real estate market, said Jonathan Moore, 2015 President of the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA).

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He added, "Joining the National Association of Realtors and the Arkansas Realtors Association offers millennials even more advantages.  With benefits such as a Young Professional Network and award programs like the '30 Under 30' awards, there has never been a better time for a young person to become a Realtor."

The Cabin.Net report also cited a few advantages that millennials can enjoy and expect from a career in real estate.  The first one is that these young professionals can be their boss.  A real estate career is a perfect opportunity for the generation, which is lauded to be big entrepreneurs and self-starters.  Given that real estate agents are independent contractors who can opt to work as much or as little as they want, it can be a good career choice for millennials.  ARA's Moore said, "The success of your business is entirely in [their] own hands."

In the report, Cabin.Net also included the opportunity for millennials to make and follow their schedule, as well as earning as much or as little as they want, as two other perks of a real estate career.  Being a real estate agent would also allow young professionals from this generation to be part of the community and building relationships with different members of local neighborhoods or housing markets. 

Another interesting information about millennials, states Inc.com, is that they have a different set of goals as compared to previous generations.  Millennials also thrive on being creative and finding ways to confront or solve challenges. Apart from this, the generation also doesn't have any problems speaking out, especially if they find something that bothers them.  They're also not afraid to demand fair and equal rights in the workplace.

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