Why I love Real Estate and you Should too

Joe Stampone Start a Career 15 Comments

Let me preface this first post by saying that I have never earned a single dollar working as a real estate professional, and I have been unemployed while seeking a position in real estateĀ  since graduation from undergrad over 8 months ago.

However, I truly love real estate.

How can this be possible with my lack of expertise and experience in the game? Simply put, it’s the people. Real estate professionals are certainly a unique group. In real estate a group of individuals with completely different skill-sets can come together and build something that is architecturally significant, makes a neighborhood better, or creates wonderfully humane spaces in which people can work and play. One can create tangible assets that make an immediate impact on society.

Through my internship experiences and countless informational interviews with all sorts of real estate professionals I’ve come to learn that people in the business love the game to the point of obsession. Although employment opportunities are scarce and positive news limited, I constantly receive emails from mentors reiterating the worthiness of the field and encouraging me to stick with it.

The real estate game is played by people, and its the people that make it great. With that in mind I encourage each and every one of us to become a student of the game and use that knowledge to bring about positive change.

p.s. Here are 10 telltale signs the real estate business is a right fit for you.

This post was written over 6 years ago, however this sentiment still rings true. The business is full of innovative thinkers, socially responsible developers, and generally ambitious individuals.

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  • My first blog post. It’s over 3 years old, I’m a completely different person, and I still truly believe every word.

  • With that following statement, Your absolutely a outstanding gentleman

  • Jonathan Yunason

    Really cool blog Joe…. Love how you set it up

  • Thanks Jonathan, I appreciate it man.

  • This post, along with the content and posts following it, speaks volumes of authenticity about an industry that really has a place for anyone. That is why it is truly an inspiring space to grow in my opinion. It is very interesting and a GREAT post showing a core foundation ‘ringing true’ over your own growing career, Joe. Thanks!

  • This post, along with the content and posts following it, speaks volumes of authenticity about an industry that really has a place for anyone. That is why it is truly an inspiring space to grow in my opinion. It is very interesting and a GREAT post showing a core foundation ‘ringing true’ over your own growing career, Joe. Thanks!

  • @carlpassmore:disqus well said! Thanks for reading and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you out.

  • Thanks Joe, I really appreciate it. I recently moved to New York (Schack) and am trying to just get as much exposure as possible to anything and everything currently.

  • Sweet. Let’s find a time to grab a coffee/beer and catch up. Shoot me an email.

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  • Aaron Oborn

    Joe, I’ve only recently found your blog and I’m glad that I did. I started with this post and my goal is to read just about every post all the way through today. I feel like I am where you were 8 years ago. I have this obsession with real estate that drives my wife crazy – in good way – and after reading the ’10 telltale signs…’ I realized I do almost all of those things. I’m sure you hear that often, but I appreciate you sharing your journey. I work as an investment advisor but CRE always seems to be an afterthought in the industry. I mean sure REITs are there, but at any rate, I hope to gain as much knowledge as possible from your experiences and ultimately find and finance my own deals. Thanks again, all the best.

  • @aaronoborn:disqus welcome, I’m glad you stumbled upon the site and share a passion for the CRE business. After you get through the posts, I’d love to see which resonate with you most.

    I think with the JOBS act and rise in crowdfunding, the wealth management world is beginning to recognize the merits of private real estate investing.

    Best of luck and stay in touch!

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