It’s never been easier for real estate professionals to start their own business.
Real estate has been one of the most common pathways into self-employment for millions of people for decades.
Becoming a real estate agent was an accessible and practical way of learning sales and entrepreneurship skills without having to invest much of your own money.
There are now so many more accessible ways to become a real estate investor beyond selling real estate.
Many real estate agents also apply the entrepreneurship skills they learned to start new businesses outside of the real estate industry.
Below are 5 real estate professionals who share different solopreneur pathways as a result of getting their start in real estate.
Stacey Harmon pivoted her career from working in marketing for a real estate company to selling courses on how to use the popular organization app Evernote.
Today she’s one of the leading experts on Evernote. She’s built a business around helping others better organize their lives using the app. Listen to Full Interview
Travis Lee is a commercial real estate developer, but one more interested in building community spaces than just buildings.
He’s one of the co-founders of Fields Corner Business Lab, the co-working space I used when I lived in Boston. It’s where Life Skills That Matter was incubated! Listen to Full Interview
Marc Mawhinney built his current audience organically without paid advertising after leaving his real estate business.
Now he’s a coach who coaches coaches by helping them get more clients and host of the Natural Born Coaches podcast. Listen to Full Interview
Frank Cottle is the chairman and founder of Alliance Virtual Offices which provides customers with premium solutions for virtual offices and telecommunications.
He started his career as a commercial diver and then went on to building a yacht brokerage firm before getting into commercial real estate. Listen to Full Interview
Jennifer Beadles shares how she went from being a waitress to millionaire by 29. She has an incredible story.
She jokes that her husband was able to retire from his construction job a couple of years ago in his late 20s. She never went to college. How did she do it? Listen to Full Interview
As you read and listen to the stories about why these 5 real estate professionals went out on their own, take some notes about recurring actions they took as inspiration for actions you can take to create work that works for you!
This article was written with the help of writer and inner peace coach Jordin James.