Why Are You Passionate About Real Estate?

November 1, 2023
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Why Are You Passionate About Real Estate?

To delve into the passion that drives real estate professionals, we posed the question, “Why are you passionate about real estate?” to a diverse group of thirteen individuals, including realtors and CEOs. Their responses, ranging from helping people achieve homeownership to celebrating diversity in real estate, provide a rich tapestry of insights into the motivations and rewards of working in the real estate industry.

  • Helping People Achieve Homeownership
  • Finding Financial Gains and Community Influence
  • Creating Community Connections Through Homes
  • Contributing to Communities and Educating Clients
  • Thriving in Real Estate Challenges
  • Valuing Independence in Real Estate
  • Appreciating Multifaceted Nature of Real Estate
  • Solving Problems for Distressed Sellers
  • Sharing Real Estate Knowledge and Experiences
  • Aligning Personal Goals with Real Estate
  • Creating Wealth Through Real Estate
  • Achieving Time Freedom Through Real Estate
  • Celebrating Diversity in Real Estate

Helping People Achieve Homeownership

I have always had a passion for helping people, long before I got into real estate. I have always been driven to succeed in all aspects of my life and work. My motivation and work ethic are huge reasons why I have fallen in love with real estate. Meeting people of all different ethnic backgrounds and hearing their stories is a major factor in why I keep doing this.

When I’m at the closing table, seeing a first-time homebuyer get a house when they thought they never could, and seeing that smile, it’s something that lasts forever! The experience of seeing my business grow and knowing that people are seeing their dreams come true with my guidance gives me a sense of accomplishment and gratitude.

I’ve seen both lows and highs in my career, but every day, I keep pushing because I have so much more to give and I’m looking forward to what the near future holds.

Tabatha Pankop
Realtor, 54 Realty, LLC

Finding Financial Gains and Community Influence

I am drawn to real estate for various reasons. I am attracted to the potential for financial gains through property investments, and I appreciate the tangible nature of real estate assets. Additionally, the ability to influence and shape communities through property development can be a strong motivator for me. But working side by side with buyers is the major reason. It’s the satisfaction of seeing them find their dream homes.

Ultimately, passion for real estate often stems from a combination of financial opportunity, a love for architecture and design, the desire to make a positive impact on the built environment, and seeing people find their dream homes and making it possible for them.

As my motto goes, “Home is where your heart is!”

Cynthia Golpe
Real Estate Agent, EXP REALTY

Creating Community Connections Through Homes

We all have a home, whether it’s a house, a city, a town, or a country. We all need a sense of home, where we feel safe, welcomed, and comfortable. Having a secure sense of home allows people to flourish and thrive, to have their basic needs met first, so they can go beyond and do good elsewhere.

In the United States, far too often, a house is just a house. It’s a place to sleep, to seclude, to get away from others. I’m trying to turn that concept on its head. As Seattle’s car-lite realtor, I’m working to change this.

Walking, biking, and taking transit connects people to their community deeply and intimately. By getting out of the car, people meet their neighbors, appreciate the architecture and art, and notice little nuances that bring life to the neighborhood. My passion is to help people find a home that allows them to walk more places more often and grow closer to their community. Through community relationships, people will turn their house into a home.

Anthony Avery
Seattles Car-Lite Realtor, West Seattle Bike Dad

Contributing to Communities and Educating Clients

The satisfaction I derive from contributing to communities fuels my passion for real estate and providing individuals with their dream homes. I find joy in witnessing the happiness on clients’ faces when they close deals and in nurturing lasting relationships with them. These experiences exemplify the personal and rewarding aspects of what I do. I utilize my professional skills and interests to negotiate optimal deals for clients.

Moreover, my enthusiasm stems from the joy of meeting new people, coupled with the opportunity to deflate media hype surrounding the market. This allows me to educate and guide clients with accurate insights.

Linda Heinig
Realtor, William Raveis

Thriving in Real Estate Challenges

As my mentor once said, “Sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.” The point being that real estate has peaks and valleys, and that is what I love about it. You have to work hard and be persistent to achieve greatness in this industry. “If you want to fly with the eagles, they do not hang out with the turkeys.” Surround yourself with successful people and do as they do, and the rewards will come. Another great quote is by NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, “Some days I may lose, and some days I may win, but I will never be defeated.” Get up every morning, do your job, and success will follow.

Joseph Karakas
Realtor, Keller Williams Bay Area Estates

Valuing Independence in Real Estate

A “day at the office” in real estate isn’t really a day at the office. The variety of opportunities I will experience every day and the freedom that comes with it are two of the most fascinating components of my real estate career. In my role as a real estate professional, I won’t be restricted to the standard 9–5 weekday. Rather, I will be empowered to plan my time according to what works best for myself, my clients, and my customers.

My development as a real estate agent is frequently an outcome of the time I spend looking for, creating, and utilizing chances. I’ll discover that the amount of work I’m willing to put in determines how much money I can make, not a salary ceiling or an hourly wage.

The real estate needs of the individuals I assist continue to change, and as I do my best to give compliant, exceptional service to customers and clients, I’ll find my building prospects for the future.

Michael Bondi
Michael Bondi, Realtor, Las Vegas Realty for Sale

Appreciating Multifaceted Nature of Real Estate

Real estate uniquely intertwines tangible assets with dynamic market forces. It’s more than buildings and land; it’s foundational for communities and individual lives. Each property represents dreams, new beginnings, or business ventures.

Moreover, real estate is never static. Market values ebb and flow with economic shifts, technological innovations, and societal changes. The rise of remote work, for example, has reshaped housing needs.

Additionally, real estate provides both immediate income and long-term investment potential. It’s a tangible asset one can improve upon, allowing for both wealth creation and personal accomplishment. The multifaceted nature of real estate, from its societal impact to its investment potential, fuels my passion.

Shri GaneshramShri Ganeshram
CEO, Awning.com

Solving Problems for Distressed Sellers

I’m passionate about real estate, especially when working with distressed sellers, as I often do in the “We Buy Houses” industry. I get to solve people’s problems at a greater level than anyone else. Every day, sellers reach out to my company after finding our website online. They come from many different backgrounds; some are looking for a quick closing, others for top-dollar pricing. I’m able to help all of them because I have so many options.

For some sellers, we’re able to provide a cash offer and a fast closing, and we’re able to come to an agreement on price. For others, I’m simply able to refer them to a real estate agent to help them out instead. I’m passionate about this industry because I’m able to make a massive impact on these people’s lives due to the fact that I can provide so many different solutions.

Sebastian JaniaSebastian Jania
CEO, Ontario Property Buyers

Sharing Real Estate Knowledge and Experiences

Driven by ambition and a desire to take control of my financial future, I took a leap of faith and purchased my first rental property at the age of 16. This initial success fueled my determination to learn more and expand my portfolio. Throughout high school and college, I continued acquiring properties, leveraging my real-estate license to navigate the industry confidently.

My thirst for knowledge in real estate only grew stronger over time. It led me to pursue a commercial real-estate appraiser license, a four-year endeavor that deepened my understanding of the market and valuation principles. With my expertise and experience, I was involved in over $4 billion of real-estate transactions over a decade, gaining a comprehensive industry perspective.

Sharing my knowledge and experiences with others became a natural extension of my passion. Teaching and guiding individuals on their real-estate journeys brings me joy and allows me to impact their lives positively.

Chris McGuireChris McGuire
Real Estate Investor, Real Estate Exam Ninja

Aligning Personal Goals with Real Estate

Real estate has allowed me to align my career with my interests—technology and investment property—and my personal goals. I haven’t only been able to achieve financial freedom while doing something I’m passionate about, but I’ve also been sharing my knowledge and helping people make one of the most important decisions in their lives: buying a home.

As a broker, it is always rewarding to make a difference for my agents and watch their careers take off in a life-changing way that benefits their whole family.

Zev Freidus
Zev Freidus, Founder, ZFC Real Estate

Creating Wealth Through Real Estate

I’m passionate about real estate because it represents a tangible and versatile avenue for wealth creation. The ability to shape properties, communities, and investments is both exciting and fulfilling. Real estate isn’t just a business; it’s a dynamic platform for financial growth and meaningful impact.

Adam HawkeAdam Hawke
CEO, Myrtle Beach Home Buyers

Achieving Time Freedom Through Real Estate

The reason I am passionate about real estate is that it buys back my time. I believe in life, nothing matters but how you spend your time and who you spend it with. My real estate investments have allowed me to divorce my earnings from hourly work. It gives me my time back to experience the limited lifetime we all have.

Mark SeverinoMark Severino
Real Estate Investor, Best Texas House Buyers, LLC

Celebrating Diversity in Real Estate

Real estate is a field that celebrates diversity, which I find enriching. It allows me to work with people from vastly different backgrounds, interests, and income levels. Instead of just pushing to sell a home, I try to understand their needs and help them find a place that reflects their values. In a way, real estate helps me be a part of their legacies, which is what makes me so passionate about it.

Perry ZhengPerry Zheng
Founder and CEO, Pallas

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