Is now the time? Are you thinking about giving real estate a try?
Kathleen has provided the best guidance. When you choose to become your own CEO the factor that determines success or failure is COMMITTMENT! Doing whatever it takes to succeed! Commit to getting the education, working, developing the business plan, working, adjusting the businesss plan, working, implementing the marketing, working, measuring the results, working, analyzing the buyer, working, analyzing the seller, working, knowing your market and not being afraid to do a little work.
If you are thinking about trying real estate...save your money...but if you see the goal and can commit ...then there has rarely been a better time. As your successes multiply you can delegate the above redundancies.