One of the advantages of working in real estate is that you can work for yourself, although many realtors also have connections with real estate companies. If it sounds appealing working as a real estate agent Western New York has many opportunities, and it can be a rewarding and fascinating career. Other than taking and passing your licensing exam, there are no formal qualifications, and it’s also a job that appeals to older or retired people, or those who want some part time income. To be successful in this field, it helps to have some knowledge of the local property market, as well as the local area in general, and schools, transportation and other amenities. And being outgoing, personable, well organized, available when clients need you and able to effectively manage your time are all traits that can help you to succeed as a realtor.