Finally, a non-presidential poll is out and this one shows that real estate is the second happiest industry in terms of worker satisfaction. A group called TINYpulse (no, I have never heard of them either) has just released the "2016 Best Industry Rankings" survey.
I agree with the results. I came to real estate later in my career but one of the pleasant surprises is the joy with which most practitioners, be they real estate agents, loan officers or escrow officers, approach their business. Yes, it can be stressful during negotiations and other times, but the satisfaction from helping a first time buyer find a home and then to hand them their keys on their new front porch is hard to match in any other business. And I have made life-long friends with so many clients, socializing with them, celebrating birthdays, holidays and family events.
Oh, and in case you were wondering...first in the rankings was "consumer products and services", whatever that is, and bringing up the rear at number 13 was the energy, mining and utilities industries. I think I will stick with real estate.