Like helping people, but like the comforts of a paycheck. Consider becoming a Housing Counselor. A real estate license isn’t required for this profession.
Housing Counselor – $44K
A housing counselor is trained to help you assess your specific needs around your finances when you are considering what kind of property or home you can purchase. The term counselor says it all so if you have the patience and skill to counsel someone through the process of obtaining a house or a loan, this could be the career choice for you.
They can help you obtain a loan, down payment assistance, and selection of a real estate professional. In addition to helping you obtain a home, a housing counselor can also work closely with you to prevent a foreclosure.
The services that the housing counselor provides are typically low cost or no cost to the client. If the person being counseled does not do their part in wanting help, then there is nothing the counselor can do to enact that change. It takes two to tango as the saying goes.
Through workshops and classes, the housing counselor can provide pre and post purchase education. This could include areas such as obtaining a loan, cleaning your credit, or hiring a home inspector.
So if you have always wanted to be a counsel people, then becoming a housing counselor may be just what you are looking for. You will have all the duties of counseling someone through a very fundamental and critical period of their life – to purchase their dream home.
To learn more about becoming a housing counselor or the other 98 ways to make money in real estate, you can contact me at this link, purchase my book, 99 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate – Finding a Niche that Pays, or listen to me speak at one of my conferences worldwide.