Everyone enjoys a Horatio Alger story, but the truth is, there are a number of long-established industries in America that are difficult to break into without a certain background and toolkit. To many people, it seems like the possibility of becoming a small business owner or entrepreneur has all but disappeared, but I’m happily here to tell you that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In actuality, and largely owing to the very recession that many believe has caused these kinds of jobs to dry up, opportunities for taking control of your professional future really do abound if you know where to look for them. As a strong believer that a closed mouth doesn’t get fed, I’ve always made a point of creating my own career path, instead of letting other people create it for me. One career decision I am particularly glad that I made was choosing to become a Real Estate professional. Getting involved in real estate is a fulfilling, fascinating way to broaden your scope of knowledge about a number of different subjects and become skilled in ways that benefit both your interpersonal facility and responsible habit-building. Quite honestly, it’s also a stimulating way to accrue both active and passive streams of income – and the best part is, if you decide to pursue real estate as a career, you can get started on the process right now.

W. Darrow Fiedler

Getting involved in real estate will allow you to take back control of your career.

You may be wondering why I am so confident that you’ll find success in real estate. The reason I feel so sure about real estate being a great option for professional and personal gain is because I believe that with the right education, information and planning, it is possible for every person to shape their own individual relationship with the industry and make of it what he may. After all, real estate really does exist outside of the confines of traditional business in America. Real estate professionals are not bound or restricted by the issues of gender, race or age that pervade other industries; compared to other professions, as a real estate agent, broker or investor, you have significantly more autonomy to cultivate your own working relationships and bring in your income on your own terms. All you need to succeed is the right kind of information about what steps you must take to have the successful career in real estate that you’re dreaming about. Over the course of my time in the real estate industry, I’ve collected an abundance of valuable experience and information, and the way I see it, there’s no reason I shouldn’t share it with greener members of the community who will benefit from it. I hope you find this advice and insight helpful, and please watch this space for regular updates on how to succeed in real estate!