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 mortgage profession.
Real estate is one of the number one career choices for military members exiting active duty service. It's also a career that you can work nights and weekends, maybe not 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 in 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 kind of people are persuasive, optimistic, direct, and/or a problem solver. Those kind of personality traits will be beneficial during a real estate transaction because they are the kind of person who will get the job done and fight for their client. Sometimes strong "S"s can be great real estate agents or loan officers, too as they are most known for being patient and a team player.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about a career in real estate please reach out to a Sentry Residential agent and watch some of our Why Sentry videos on our YouTube channel to see how some of our agents became interested in real estate and why they choose to serve with Sentry.