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Real Estate Career Change?

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I’m not considering it, but maybe someone out there is. As with anything, you have to take a realistic view of the ramifications of a choice.

It seems like real estate is a hot career right now, with stories about people making millions of dollars and membership organizations continuing their growth.

Here are some things to consider before making the career change:

* The business is getting much more complicated.
* The internet is replacing more traditional methods of buying and selling houses.
* Those who want the human touch opt for more experienced agents and brokers.
* Legal protections are arduous.
* There is huge turnover (80 percent) in the first year.
* There may be no income for six months while you continue to incur expenses.

Sidenote: It’s likely you’ve heard by now about the explosions this morning in London. It coincides with the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Published or updated July 7, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .