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Eighty Five Real Estate Careers

Here are 85 possible career paths you could choose in real estate. I break them down into five categories for you: Hold, Flip, Marketing, Passive, Vendor and then tell you whether this is a part-time or full-time job. Note that many of these have several variations. 

 

Method or Career Path

Category

Time

Buy and Hold

Active Hold

Either

Hybrid fix and Hold

Active Hold

Either

Small Multi-family (duplex through quads)

Active Hold

Either

Small Apartments (5-50 units)

Active Hold

Either

Large Apartments

Active Hold

Full

Small Office

Active Hold

Either

Large Office

Active Hold

Full

Commercial Sub-leasing (Regus, WeWork, etc.)

Active Hold

Full

Virtual Office

Active Hold

Either

Triple Net Leasing – large companies don’t always want to own the real estate.

Active Hold

Full

Manufacturing / Industrial

Active Hold

Full

Retail

Active Hold

Full

Motel / Hotel

Active Hold

Full

Raw Land

Active Hold

Part

Farm Investing

Active Hold

Either

Timber

Active Hold

Either

Water/Mineral/Oil/Gas rights

Active Hold

Either

Mobile Homes

Active Hold

Either

Mobile Home Parks

Active Hold

Either

RV Parks

Active Hold

Either

Vacation Rentals

Active Hold

Either

Billboards

Active Hold

Either

Mini-storage

Active Hold

Either

Business short-stay (AirBnB)

Active Hold

Either

Real Estate Syndication

Active Hold

Either

1031 Exchanges

Active Hold

Either

Bird Dog

Active Resell

Either

Wholesaler

Active Resell

Either

Fix and Flip

Active Resell

Either

New Every 2 Flip strategy

Active Resell

Part

Turn Key Rental sales

Active Resell

Either

Lease Arbitrage

Active Resell

Either

Apartment wholesaler

Active Resell

Either

Fix and Flip Apartments any size

Active Resell

Either

Single family developer

Active Resell

Full

Commercial developer

Active Resell

Full

Non-performing Notes

Active Resell

Either

Performing Notes

Active Resell

Either

New Construction Residential

Active Resell

Full

New Construction Commercial

Active Resell

Full

International investing

Active Resell

Either

Auctions

Sell or Hold

Either

Foreclosure sales

Sell or Hold

Either

Tax Liens

Sell or Hold

Either

Subject-To

Sell or Hold

Either

HUD sales

Sell or Hold

Either

VA sales

Sell or Hold

Either

Bulk packages

Sell or Hold

Either

Joint Ventures

Sell or Hold

Either

Residential Realtor

Marketing

Either

Commercial Realtor

Marketing

Either

Real Estate Marketer

Marketing

Either

Realtor Lead Generation

Marketing

Either

Realtor Lead Management

Marketing

Either

Leveraged Contract for Deed

Active Resell

Either

Residential Mortgage Lender

Marketing

Full

Commercial Mortgage Lender

Marketing

Full

Lending Broker

Marketing

Either

Property Management, Residential

Marketing

Full

Property Management, Commercial

Marketing

Full

Own the Brokerage

Marketing

Either

Retirement Specialist

Marketing

Full

REIT

Passive

Either

Crowd Funding

Passive

Either

Stock in publicly traded RE company

Passive

Either

Cash Lender

Passive

Either

IRA Lender

Passive

Either

Real Estate Private Equity Fund

Passive

Either

Appraiser

Vendor

Full

Home Inspector

Vendor

Full

Insurance Agent

Vendor

Full

Title/Escrow Agent

Vendor

Full

Real Estate Attorney

Vendor

Full

Real Estate Accountant

Vendor

Full

Resident Manager

Vendor

Part

Handyman

Vendor

Either

Contractor

Vendor

Full

Project Manager

Vendor

Full

Real estate photography

Vendor

Either

Consulting / Mentoring

Vendor

Either

Blogging

Vendor

Either

Author

Vendor

Either

REIA owner

Vendor

Either

Trainer / Guru

Vendor

Either

Radio Host! (wait – we were talking about making money…)

Vendor

Either