Most real estate agents work independently, set their own schedule, can work from home, set their own goals, and enjoy the rewards of their successes. Becoming a real estate agent is a less time-consuming process than most other careers. Since your career is essentially your business if you work hard it can be very lucrative. Real estate agents help people through major times in their lives. And best of all, no matter how much competition is out there, there will always be customers for everyone.