Kate: I have my best year ever this year and am truly enjoying this! This is a market where you can learn everything about Real Estate, all scenario exists, all types of clients are out, so much to learn, do, sell and buy. I am having a great time.
The key is to have positive attitude, listen carefully, dive in and work hard. You will be successful no matter what.
However, as it is usually the case, and especially important now; you need to make sure you have enough reserve just in case it's a bit difficult to get started. Make sure you complete a business plan and follow through before you get started.