Is 2013 a Great Time to Become a Realtor? Yes, It Is!

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There’s been a lot of talk about real estate these last few years and the effect that the real estate market has had on the general economy. There have been some hard times for both buyers and sellers and, frankly, there have been those who have left the business of doing real estate because of the ups and downs since the recession.

So, that said, Is 2013 a great time to become a Realtor?

Yes it is!

Furthermore, I am here to tell you that it’s always been a great time to be a Realtor!

-Realtors connect with the local community. In working with clients and colleagues and becoming their local expert, you learn about the local schools, community events, shopping, local businesses, and public services.

-Realtors get “out of the office”! Do you like exploring new areas, checking out neighborhoods, and meeting lots of people? Real Estate will give you all of that, and more. Realtors enjoy a busy and varied work life.

-Realtors also enjoy a high level of job satisfaction. As a Realtor, you have the opportunity to guide people through one of their biggest life decisions – buying and selling their homes. A Realtor can have a positive effect on clients who are experiencing what can sometimes be a confusing and overwhelming time. Your expertise can assist your clients in reaching a satisfying decision that works both personally and financially for them and their life goals.REALTOR_R

If you enjoy all of the qualities that makes a person a great Realtor and are thinking about real estate as a profession, then anytime is a great time to be a Realtor.

In the last few months, however, with both buyers and sellers reacting to the positive economic news, 2013 is turning out to be a great time to become a Realtor. Historically low mortgage rates are encouraging potential home buyers to jump into the market. Although home buyers have been wary about home purchases these last few years, they are starting to realize that today’s low rates are making it often cheaper to buy than to continue renting. For home sellers, the steady rebound in housing prices means that they can regain some lost equity in their homes. According to Core Logic’s latest home price index report, home prices in March 2013 were up 10.5% from March 2012. In some areas of the country, it’s up even more. The recovery means that home sellers can now walk away with some money in their pocket after the sale of their home, which means they can now turn around and purchase a new home.

The economy is turning around, the housing market is rebounding, and people are starting to have confidence in their ability to both sell and purchase homes again.

Getting started

If your looking to get started in a real estate career you will first need to take a 60 hour pre-licensing “principle and practices course” which will prepare you for the required licensing tests. Yes this is mandatory.

Featured Connecticut Courses:

With time frame flexibility , guest speakers, and a high student pass rate track record we chose the Principles and Practices Pre-licensing course, Hosted by “Tom Jacovino”. This class will teach you all you need to know to get your tests passed and combines guest speakers who can educate you on true real estate life experiences. There is no better class that we could find that combines the education you need to know to pass your tests and real life experiences and rhetoric from real realtors. Visit their website at for more info.

Featured Connecticut Brokerage:

After loads of research we chose keller Williams CT, as our featured broker for many reasons. They offer superior agent training and education along with holding the highest commission splits. The culture at this brokerage is not only inviting but a breeding ground to build successful agents. Visit and inquire at

Want to learn more from someone who has been successful in the business? Contact Michelle Manter Giglietti who has a Top Producing Real Estate team in Connecticut. She can guide you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have.You can email her at or call her directly 860-716-2227.



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Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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