Can Young Real Estate Agents Be Successful?


  • Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Thank you!

  • If you really like real estate, pursue that career, regardless of age. I do not know of a career in which the upfront investment ( a few thousand dollars at the most, 160 hours of classes) is so little and the potential income is so high. Almost anything else is more expensive. In order to be a teacher in early childhood education, making $15 an hour, you need an expensive degree. I am a physician and I make good money, about 250 k, which is nothing close to what Mark makes per year. I am on call, treat patients with cancer, there’s a lot of pressure and no room for mistakes since it affects people’s lives seriously. I studied ( very hard) for 17 years before I became a medical specialist finally. I still study, every day, to keep up. This comment is not supposed to sound like sour grapes at all, because I love what I do and I wouldn’t change a thing (I think 😉 But the upfront investment in a real estate career is so little and the potential is so great, it should not deter anybody and you should really give it a try if you’re motivated, regardless of age.

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Great comment! It takes a tough person to be able to be a doctor, police officer, fireman, EMT etc. I don’t think I could handle it.

      • I think you can do anything you put your mind to, Mark. It takes stamina, will power and intelligence to achieve what you have achieved. It may be easy to enter the field of real estate, doing what you do is not easy and takes a particular skill set and then some. If it was easy, everybody would be that successful.

    • Connie Rankin says:

      Good article, and no matter the age it takes determination to succeed in any profession.

      • Mark Ferguson says:

        thank you!

  • jason conferido says:

    Thank you for the informative article. We really appreciate this.

  • Matthew Shane says:

    R. Matthew Shane (19yrs old)- After I left Wall Street after seeing what went on in those offices I went on to pursue a career in real estate. I am now 19 years old (yes I said 19) and I’ve been active in real estate for the past 3 months. So far I’ve listed just under $12 million dollars worth of real estate and I have 1 property UC. Though I haven’t made a dime yet I’m optimistic I’ll make 100k my first year and hopefully after a few years I’ll be making 7 figures. One of the tricks to my success is rather than making real estate a job I’ve made it an obsession. #30under30

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Nice work!

  • Jeante Jones says:

    Hi im Jeante, im only 17 years old and i just recently became interested in real estate. My dad and his friend are just starting their real estate courses together and they told me to start taking curses asap so we can build an “empire” together. Im currently located in Toronto Canada and wanted to know the best steps i should take to starting my real estate career, and eventually build a real estate team like you. Thank you

  • Reading this has given me an entirely different outlook on things. I just turned 21 years old and am currently following in my father’s footsteps on pursuing a career in real estate. I believe I can be successful with his help and guidance but was terrified no one would take me seriously because of how young I am, after reading this it really gave me that extra boost of confidence. So thank you, I really needed this!

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Glad it helps!

  • I’m 19 turning 20 this year ….. I’ve been interested in becoming a Real estate agent for a while now. I want to do this now , when I’m young…i have the opportunity to get more experience and learn more…which is a plus
    I was in college going for a degree, decided it wasn’t for me… I love interacting with people and no I’m not going in just for the money, because going in just for the $ is a bad way to start. I see myself doing this and enjoying it ..putting hard work into everything I do

    Thank u for this article, it answered a lot of my questions and concerns .

    I do however want to ask a few questions.

    *How do I know, which is a good company to work with ?
    *Do all companies have a mentoring program?
    *Is it better to take classes online, or at a school?

    Thank u once again

  • Im 21 and am currently interning for a firm in Florida, I guess my question for you is how to generate leads with being young and not having the connections that veterans in the field may have? I graduate college in a couple months and want to get a jumpstart on creating leads but I’m just so lost on where to start, and what the best techniques you would recommend?

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Have you read my book?

      • Six Figure Real Estate Success System? I have not but I will now!

  • Raul Montoya says:

    I’m 17 about to graduate high school. I plan on not going to college. The reason I want to get into real estate since the area where I live people are buying houses and I plan one day being a real estate investor just like my dad which it will give me more insight into the business. I know it’s not going to be easy but I just hope I can learn to adapt.

    • Mark Ferguson says:

      Good luck!