PHOTO: Job satisfaction

Real estate agents are reportedly 17 percent more satisfied in their careers than workers in other professions, according to recent research by The Conference Board. To find out why, Real Estate Express teamed up with RISMedia and McKissock Learning to survey nearly 2,000 licensed real estate professionals for the 2019-2020 Real Estate Agent Income Guide. Here’s what we found out. (Download the full report here.)

Real Estate Agents Value…

1. Their Flexible Schedule
In total, 84 percent of respondents ranked this as the most important element that goes into their job satisfaction. Real estate is a career that you can balance with family responsibilities, school and side projects. Since you are your own boss, you can decide when to work and how many hours to work each week. This can make it easier to juggle several responsibilities at once.

2. The Ability to Help People
When you work as a real estate agent, you’re helping people make the most important financial decision of their lives. You’re also helping them find homes where they will create cherished memories for years to come. This gives many real estate agents a high amount of job satisfaction. In fact, 91 percent of those surveyed ranked this as something important to their enjoyment in their careers.