I'm considering a career change and am looking at insurance vs. real estate. From personal experience, can any of you give some good reasons why any kind of insurance sales/financial planning would be better than selling real estate???
I would think RE would be easier. People can see, touch and experience real estate. An insurance policy is a bunch of papers which for most are hard to see as valuable.
Things vs. people. Show somebody a $5oo,ooo home and tell them it will only cost $1,500 a month and they're scrambling to figure payments. Tell someone they need to pay $35 a month for a half million term and they need to "think" about it.
Sell a 500k home and make 30k. Sell a 500 term policy and make $235.
They are both good choices once you find your "niche" in either and concentrate on that.
RE is too much work for me, therefore I do Insurance.... lol..
In my area most good homes are in the $100-$200K price range. I can make the same commission a realtor will make in selling one house by having 1-3 sales with a lot less effort and hours.
And even though life insurance is not tangible, i still believe that it is easy to sell if you are talking to the right kind of prospects.
Ok, I'll bite. Where do you live that a house costs between 100-200K?