Real Estate Careers for Military


As a veteran real estate agent himself, Sentry Residential Co-Founder, Mike Chiesl, often has active duty military, and veterans come to him asking what it's like to be in the real estate and/or mortgage profession.


Real estate is one of the top career choices for military members exiting active duty service. It's also a career that you can work nights and weekends, maybe not while on deployment, and create a second stream of income for yourself while you're still serving.


Taking a DISC test is a great way to start the process of becoming a real estate agent. DISC is a behavior assessment tool centered on four personality types: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness/Submission, and Conscientiousness/Compliance. Knowing your DISC type will help you get to know yourself on a deeper level. You can analyze your results to have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses that may have an impact on your day-to-day life.


Great real estate agents and loan officers will often have DISC results of high "I"s and high "D"s. These kinds of people are persuasive, optimistic, direct, and/or problem solvers. Those kinds of personality traits will be beneficial during a real estate transaction because they are the kind of people who will get the job done and fight for their clients. Sometimes strong "S"s can be great real estate agents or loan officers, too as they are most known for being patient and team players.


If you're a person of integrity, you're very hardworking, your character is beyond reproach and you enjoy conversations like wealth building and finance, real estate, or becoming a mortgage loan officer could be a very exciting career for you.


If you decide that a career in the real estate profession, whether as a real estate agent or loan officer, is the right path for you the next step to ensure success is finding a mentor. There are different requirements and testing for each and every state so having someone on your side who has been through the process will make it much easier. Many of Sentry Residential's real estate agents and brokers are Veterans themselves who can be a great resource for information regarding a real estate career while serving active duty or post-military service.


If you are interested in learning more about a career in real estate please reach out to a Sentry Residential agent or click here to learn more. Get to know some of our agents by watching our "Why Sentry" videos on our YouTube channel.