I’ve always known I was a people person. After graduating college with degrees in sociology and business management I tended bar where I met new people every day. It finally struck me that people were my real passion! I pursued my real estate license, and I’ve never looked back. It doesn’t take a college degree to become a realtor, but it does require lots of hard work and long hours. The payoff can be great though. Today I have my own business helping my clients buy and sell real estate. On a given day I may be having initial client meetings, staging a house, taking photographs, or attending appraisals and home inspections. The best part? I am my own boss. I make my own hours. The downside? Real estate earnings are based on commission, so if you don’t hustle you bring in zero income. But if you enjoy people, and you’re willing to work hard, this is a great profession. I love it!