5 Reasons Why Veterans Make Amazing Real Estate Agents

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It can be hard to find a fitting civilian job once you leave military service. Maybe your skills and training don’t exactly translate to a traditional career path, or maybe you just can’t imagine being cooped up in a 9-to-5 office job.

Whatever the reason, a career in real estate may be the solution. Offering solid income potential, a chance to meet new people, and a super flexible schedule, it’s a great choice for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

And even better? Former military members are made for the job. Here’s why:

1. They’re hard workers.

Veterans know the meaning of hard work. From boot camp to combat to years away from their family and friends, they’re well-versed in diligence and commitment. They’re willing to put in the time, effort and elbow grease it takes to build a successful career in real estatev from the ground up.

2. They’re great with people.

Not only have veterans worked with people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and demographics, but they’ve also traveled the world. They’ve experienced a variety of cultures and ways of life, and this gives them the unique ability to relate to buyers, sellers, and professional partners — no matter how different they might be.

3. They’re committed to helping others.

Veterans have spent their whole careers serving others — including people they’ve never met. They do it out of the goodness of their hearts, and they genuinely care about helping others lead safer, happier, more fulfilled lives. As real estate agents, they can continue this service of others and make a marked impact on every client they work with.

4. They’re value-driven.

Military members are trained to do the right thing and to act in the best interest of our country and all who inhabit it. These deeply instilled values allow them to be extremely ethical, honest and authentic real estate agents who clients can genuinely trust and relate to.

5. They’re good at communicating.

Veterans have had to work in teams since their boot camp days, and communication was likely crucial to making those teams work (not to mention keeping everyone safe from harm.) These well-honed communication skills can be hugely beneficial as a real estate agent, making it easier to work with clients, network with other professionals, and keep each transaction on track and error-free.

At the end of the day, veterans — with their unique experiences, dedication to service, and stellar communication skills — are uniquely positioned for a successful career in real estate. To learn more about how we work with real estate agents, contact Embrace Home Loans today.

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Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer focusing on real estate, mortgage, and the housing market. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Bankrate, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, The Balance, and more. Prior to freelancing, she served as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She graduated from Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication with a major in radio-TV-film and news-editorial journalism. Connect with her at AlyJYale.com or on Twitter at @AlyJwriter.