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Property or Finance?

Discussion in 'General Investing Discussion' started by ray6663, 15th Feb, 2011.

  1. ray6663

    ray6663 New Member

    10th Jun, 2010
    Sydney, NSW

    I was interested in finance industry at first but I find it would be hard to get a job in finance as i don't have any qualification in finance nor real estate. But if i get Real estate certificate of registration (3 days course), i can work in real estate straight away. In the other hand, i have to get at least 1 year course in finance then i can get a qualification in finance, then get a job.

    I would like to know what are the pros and cons in short/long term for both property and finance.

    Any opinion will be appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    Raymond Chen
  2. builder2818

    builder2818 Well-Known Member

    31st Dec, 2008
    That's not what he was asking about....He is talking about a career.
  3. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

    16th Jun, 2005
    Hi Raymond

    Just acquiring qualifications in either of the above industries isn't going to be sufficient for you to make a decision here on which way to go career-wise. Whilst you can obtain a certificate of registration here in NSW to work in the RE industry, it often takes at least 12mths+ experience in sales to build up a reputation and a fledgling career. So many punters see RE sales as a quick way to earn money, and yet nothing could be further from the truth. Most new agents I know work 6 days a week, earn ordinary money and can end up suffering burnout. There is a very high turnover of staff in the RE industry.

    Best of luck with whatever your decision.