It’s that time of the year when love is consciously renewed and engraved in our hearts. It’s Valentine’s day again and everyone is either proclaiming their love for another or rediscovering new ways to love. The day when the skies suddenly turn red and the earth becomes an arena of unspeakable romance.
The various hangout spots and fun zones becomes a bee-hive of activities, with a mass inflow of people who suddenly come to realise there is such word called love, in view of the abnormalities in the polity.
Whether it’s a glass of wine, pizza from Dominos, a pint of ice cream or even Iya Shukura’s Amala and gbegiri soup, Valentine never fails to get recognition. Funny looking colours of clothes adorned by teenagers and youths alike who don’t have an idea of what it means to love obstructs our eyes on this day. It’s all about love right?
Despite the aforementioned, one basic rule stands, we can’t help who we fall in love with and the ones who eventually fall for us. The latter can be agonizing. But would it be right to say as a real estate practitioner with a relationship that has spanned for three years that I really don’t know why I have mad love for real estate?
Yeah! Just like we fall in love with that special someone atimes for no reason, so is it applicable with this profession I delved into at a time when the struggle was real. I may have ventured into real estate to solve immediate hunger needs, albiet after a couple of months, I realised the real estate sector actually sits on a goldmine.
Though, I sometimes can’t explain the love I have for real estate, I do have some inkling as to why the bond between us is unbreakable. Truth be told, as a real estate practitioner or agent, there are a couple of key reasons why you just have to love your profession.
One of such reasons is the PEOPLE I work with on a daily basis. You know when your work environment is like a home, you won’t have any cause not to love your job. As a matter of fact, as a real estate agent you just have to enjoy working with people. I enjoy a smooth working relationship with my colleagues and even my boss. And not even the pressure of work can deter you
It would be dishonest to say that it always goes smoothly, but the relationships and interactions are a huge part of the overall experience, and allow you to connect with people in a way you don’t get to in many other careers.
Another thing is that, in a typical real estate work setting, no two days are ever the same. There is a new journey to embark on every day that could lead to closed deal or a trip to somewhere quiet where you can clear your head and think of better and more improved ways to pitch
Going down memory lane, when I first branched into the real estate sector, I had no atom of love for it. So I can rightly say here that my love for real estate was a race through time and a progressive one at that.
While we may convince ourselves that we hate prospecting or showing up to appointments that go nowhere, it’s those very things that make us appreciate our successes that much more. The pursuit, the hopes and dreams of success, the sweat you have to put in to make things happen — all of these are the ingredients for a successful real estate career, and we appreciate the work more than we are willing to admit.
Real estate requires that you meet people of varying background on a daily basis and in different capacities. It also has its fair share of solitude, and is, at its core, an independent profession. Nothing will happen unless you make it happen yourself, so if you’re an independent-minded person who enjoys being out on your own, not only will you be successful but you’ll also fall in love with the feeling of getting in your car and creating your own destiny.
Despite the lows that comes on the job just like it happens in relationships, the good moments can be overwhelming. If you’ve never experienced the joy of a signed contract, or a clear to close, then you have no clue just how energized and happy a signature or a few words can make you feel. Any doubts about the profession can be immediately wiped out, and you can fall in love with real estate all over again,after you get to celebrate one of your triumphs with a bottle of Red label, Moet or Hennesy. You can just find yourself dancing shaku shaku even if you are that person who can’t dance to save his or her life
They say that if you do something you love, then you’ll never work another day in your life. Well that’s not exactly true, you’ll still have to work, but it will feel different.
In real estate, even though you’re helping other people buy and sell houses and land, it still feels like something that’s yours. And because it’s yours, you will care. And because you care, you will appreciate it in a way that’s different than almost any other job you could possibly have, which is all the more reason to fall in love with it.
I may not necesssaringly be in a relationship with an opposite sex, when I think of valentine I remember my career; I fall in love with real estate every day and today is no different.
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