1. Personal Freedom

Be your own boss! I don’t work less than any other job, real estate is a lot of work but I create my schedule how it works for me and my family.  If I have a sick child, I don’t need permission to stay home with my child, if I want to take a vacation, I do!  You are creating and running a business, which is hard work, but it is yours!


  1. Unlimited Income

A commission only career can be scary, it takes time to establish, and you have to spend money to make money. However, it is an amazing feeling when the possibilities are endless, no one will ever tell me how much money I can earn.  I decide how much money I can earn!


  1. I Help People Find Their Dream Home

Building a relationship with clients and helping them find their dream home is not only rewarding, but it is also fun too.  You get to look at tons of beautiful homes.  The feeling is pretty awesome when your client closes and you know you helped them make one of the biggest purchases of their life.


  1. Helping People Thru Difficult Times

Owning a home is amazing for lots of people, but sometimes life just happens, and all of a sudden that home can be a burden…like a death in the family, a divorce, a foreclosure. Not only are these homeowners going through an emotionally trying time, but now they have to worry about selling their home. I take care of selling their home, so that they don’t have to worry about it. I work with a lot of people that are struggling to pay their mortgage, most people don’t realize they have options.


  1. I Get Out Of The Office

This is not just a desk job! I love to be able to explore different areas and enjoy the beautiful state of Wisconsin.


How do I start my career in real estate and what are the requirements?

The Wisconsin DSPS requires completion of 72 hours of approved instruction and pass the state exam to receive your sales license. The WRA offers all the instruction and resources needed to become a real estate licensee in Wisconsin!

The WRA's eight-day accelerated sales pre-license course will cover property ownership, land use controls and regulations, valuation and market analysis, financing, mandatory disclosures, contracts and much more.


Classes can be in person, or online and cost about $325+books


If you are seriously interested and want to learn more in depth, attend my presentation on March 28th at Tribeca Café in Watertown (click here to sign up), where I talk about what it takes to get in the business and how to do it.  Sign up, space is limited.


Sign up for a class HERE

As always, please contact me with any of your questions. I am happy to help and get you started! 

Amy Hopfinger Strauss


Broker Associate


Homestead Realty Inc.