Life as an estate agent
When client selects you as their agent they are already assuming that you possess a certain level of knowledge, understanding, and compassion for their situation.
You must make sure to keep their best interests at heart because they already think you do, and the repercussions can be rather nasty if you fail them–that’s what Errors and Omissions insurance is for, although that is another story, entirely.
Also, remember that real estate agents work overtime! This is not a part time gig; the most important clients and those who are looking to make the bigger purchases (and more purchasing dollars equal more commission dollars for the agent) work a regular nine to five schedule or worse, and they may want to meet with you and look at properties during the evening hours or on the weekends, and several times a week when they are picky–and they usually are.
Helping people to buy and sell houses is a tough line of work. However, it can be said that real estate agents profession may be a rewarding job if one is successful in it.