According to recruitmilitary.com, there are currently 710,000 military spouses in America. If you are reading this, maybe you are one of them. If you are, we don’t need to tell you about the unique challenges that come with being a military spouse. And don’t worry, we are not going to. Instead, we are going to offer some insight into one of those specific challenges: careers.
On average, military families move every two and a half years. Undoubtedly, this can make finding a fulfilling, successful career difficult. Thankfully, in this day and age, there is a wide variety of flexible career options that military spouses can consider. Keep reading to explore some of them.
Military Spouse Careers
With remote working becoming the new normal for many professions, career options for military spouses have opened up tremendously. That being said, the list below excludes many remote job opportunities, since they are practically endless. Instead, it highlights several career options that can be successful despite moving every couple of years due to military move orders.
- Hair stylist
- Virtual assistant
- Network marketer
- Massage therapist
- Real estate agent
As a real estate team, it should come as no surprise that we are partial to real estate careers for military spouses. After serving military families for so many years, we have seen firsthand just how real estate can make the perfect career for military spouses and their families.
Military Real Estate Careers
Did you know that one in every five home buyers are military families? As a military spouse, you are no stranger to military life and all that comes with it. You have a unique perspective and personal experience that non-military individuals just can’t have. Rather than letting military life keep you from a fulfilling career, you can leverage your unique experience and insight to make a real estate career work for you, no matter where you are stationed.
Additionally, real estate careers provide the flexibility that is often nonnegotiable for military families. Whether you are juggling young kids or the ins and outs of a military move, flexibility in a career is key. When you pursue a real estate career, flexibility is one of its many perks. You can decide if you would like to work part time or full time.
Launch Your Military Real Estate Career Today
At Homefront United, we help military spouses like you leverage your personal military move experiences to launch a successful real estate career. We offer real estate school scholarships to help get you started on the best foot. We equip you with tools, connections, and personalized military business coaching to build a sustainable military real estate business that goes where you go, so that you can help other military families change their financial trajectory for generations to come through real estate. And our team is here to support you every step of the way.
We have partnered with multiple military-related non-profits and serve in leadership in the career initiative for military spouses within Keller Williams through the KW Military program. Now you can learn how to work as a virtual assistant in real estate or launch your own real estate career serving military families just like yours.
Real Estate Virtual Assistant
You do not have to be a real estate agent to pursue a real estate career. Virtual assistants support real estate agents by scheduling showings, taking care of database management, updating online listings, and more. Virtual assistant jobs can typically be remote, making this a great option for military spouses wanting to work from home.
Real Estate Agent
If you are looking to launch a real estate career, consider becoming a real estate agent. As a military real estate agent, you will have the opportunity to work firsthand with other military families as they navigate the home buying and selling processes. Having experienced military moves yourself, you will understand many of the questions and concerns they have when it comes to their own military move. This knowledge gives you a competitive edge over other non-military real estate agents.
If you are a military spouse, contact us today to learn more about joining our team of like-minded real estate professionals. We can’t wait to help you launch your career. While our home base is in San Antonio, Texas, our team is made of military spouses from all over the country. Our nationwide connections allow us to support military families outside of our local community and make the real estate process as seamless as possible for them.
About Homefront United
Whether you’re navigating a military move or are looking to serve military families through a rewarding real estate career, Homefront United is at your service. Our advisory services, agent community and career opportunities connect military families across the country with like-minded real estate professionals who have their long-term financial interests in mind.