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This is a discussion on INFJ real estate agents career advice within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Welcome!! I don’t have any experience in Real Estate & anything having to do with sales seems like a nightmare ...

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    Welcome!! I don’t have any experience in Real Estate & anything having to do with sales seems like a nightmare to me. While you were good at sales, did you enjoy it? If you don’t think you’d enjoy Real Estate & it would drain you, then I’d encourage you to choose something else. The older I get, the less patience I have with wasting my time on things I don’t enjoy. If you could pick any occupation, what would it be? Is there anything holding you back from that? Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surreal Snake View Post
    I canít see INFJ in sales but we do what we have to do to survive. That I understand
    Of course. Gotta hustle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surreal Snake View Post
    I canít see INFJ in sales but we do what we have to do to survive. That I understand
    Been there done that and it was hell. :(
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    I think there's two different approaches to sales and it depends a lot on the company you work for. A company where you have quota to reach and are encouraged to stretch the truth to makes sales at the expense of the customer, that's a bad place for your average INFJ.
    On the other hand, if you're with a company that encourages openness and honesty, where your job isn't to make sales but to find the best solution for your customer, that can be a very rewarding experience.
    Sadly, the latter category of companies are hard to find. They do exist though (and most companies exist somewhere on the spectrum).

    I could only work at a job like that if I'm free to tell the customer that we don't have anything that would work for them (maybe even steer them towards a competitor that might be able to help them). I think that's part of the reason I'm not in sales ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly210 View Post
    I'm am so grateful you responded the way you did. This landed so well.

    Just thinking about my experience and some parallels. That was exactly how I made things happened. I traveled as well and saw the same people boarding planes on Monday going to whichever market and coming home on the same flight on Fridays. The lifestyle was like that movie 'Up in the Air.' I focused on developing myself and long term growth. Phone was attached to my face. My referrals were high and became a machine in itself and I didn't have to hunt much after some time. My customers trusted me because I was honest and sincere about their business. As a matter fact, I don't like the hunting part, but still didn't let it stop me.

    Got promoted and learned business and field strategy was my strengths. Didn't like managing people. Felt like babysitting. Grew on me after awhile and found inspiration in training and leading my team be successful. I was challenged everyday.

    Funny thing like you mentioned, I didn't know about my MBTI until later on. I appreciate the reminder to not put myself in a box.

    WOW! Huge thank you! You have no idea!
    Thanks for the kind words. Based upon your response, my opinion is that you seem to have a lot going for you. I was never able to work from home, but always felt that wouldíve been ideal.

    Hopefully you get more responses from Realtors, or people that can better answer your original question. You already have the foundation of the good life, so to speak. Iíd hold off on the Real Estate license for a few months and consider small changes. For example: Can your home be beautified/made more comfortable or inspiring? What about outdoor areas? Can you tweak your schedule to incorporate regular hikes, time in parks, etc.? Are you able to work out? You can meet and interact with people doing all of those things. Are there any social clubs in your town (yes, the old style bar and dinner clubs that local businesspeople join)? How else can you easily meet up with similarly situated/minded people? Donít take on a community obligation, town board, etc. Just find a way to socialize for brief, regular periods of time.

    Minor changes can make your life more rewarding. I hope you find more contentment and happiness, while earning a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drecon View Post
    I think there's two different approaches to sales and it depends a lot on the company you work for. A company where you have quota to reach and are encouraged to stretch the truth to makes sales at the expense of the customer, that's a bad place for your average INFJ.
    On the other hand, if you're with a company that encourages openness and honesty, where your job isn't to make sales but to find the best solution for your customer, that can be a very rewarding experience.
    Sadly, the latter category of companies are hard to find. They do exist though (and most companies exist somewhere on the spectrum).

    I could only work at a job like that if I'm free to tell the customer that we don't have anything that would work for them (maybe even steer them towards a competitor that might be able to help them). I think that's part of the reason I'm not in sales ;)

    Hello Drecon-

    That's precisely it. It was about closing the gap and providing a win-win solution for the customer and the company. I focused on long term growth and have sent customers to the competition because it wasn't a good fit. The organization I use to work for was amazing at focusing on mission statement, core values and ran a great operation until greed became more important than values. That turn things around. I'm not sure what went on behind closed door financially because there's always two sides to the story. Just feels like once they deviated from their strength of being customer focused and core values, lots of people lost faith and good people resign and production decreased.
    I was able to do it because I saw myself more of a consultant than a salesperson. Someone they can turn to for their business. Sales just has somewhat of a negative stigma. That was my own personal experience dealing with sale people before that job. In the beginning I was really not comfortable with the role until I received proper training. It was kinda weird. So, I changed it up to make it work for me and others.

    I also think it's about the person and their core belief system. If you can be honest and genuine to family and friends and make great connections with people then there's a chance INFJ can succeed in sales. The most important thing is are they committed to being the best or hungry enough.

    Thank you for contributing to the thread. I appreciate your help. =)
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