Having a real estate side business can be a great way to earn some extra income. If you’re good at it, you can take it beyond the point of being a side gig and turn it into a full-time business. Making that transition can be challenging, but there are some things you can do to find success.

How to Turn Your Real Estate Side Business into a Full-Time Gig: Grow Your Personal Portfolio

Going full-time in real estate takes knowledge and experience. One of the things that you can do to gain that knowledge and experience is to have your own real estate portfolio. Showing your clients that you are invested in your industry can be a good way to reassure them of your competence. It’s important to remember that while investing in real estate is a legitimate way to earn money, it isn’t a get-rich-quick sort of thing. It will take time to earn you wealth. Be patient.

Become a Licensed Broker

You may have been working for someone else as a real estate agent so far. If you want to take your business to the next level, become a real estate broker. Real estate brokers have the option to work independently and can even start their own brokerage. Becoming a real estate broker will mean that you need to continue your education and become licensed. Licensing requirements vary from state to state. Just like you did when you got your license to be a real estate agent, you’ll need to look into your state’s requirements so you can make sure you’re qualified.

How to Turn Your Real Estate Side Business into a Full-Time Gig: Expand Your Hours

As you transition away from real estate being a side business and into it being a full-time thing, one of the biggest differences you’ll notice right away is the number of hours you put towards it. Expanding the hours you work will give you more opportunities to earn money and grow your business. You might spend extra time marketing your business, working with more clients, studying the market, or furthering your education. Choose things to do with that additional time that will help you build your business and yourself as a real estate professional.


Turning your real estate side business into a full-time gig takes a lot of work, but it can be well worth the effort. Work on growing your portfolio, become a licensed real estate broker and expand your working hours. You’ll gain more experience, be more qualified, and be in a better position to grow your business.


For more help getting started with real estate investing, join the SWFL REIA!

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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