7 financial habits of highly successful real estate professionals

Victoria Gillespie shared tips for investing and saving for retirement

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

ORLANDO -- "You all know what it takes to get a deal from start to close," Victoria Gillespie told attendees at the National Association of Realtors conference. "We work harder for our clients than any other industry I know." But who is taking care of the real estate agents when they reach retirement age? Victoria Gillespie Gillespie is the senior vice president and national director of business development for the Realtors Federal Credit Union; in her session, "7 Financial Habits of Highly Successful Real Estate Professionals," she advised the audience on how to manage their money. Because life expectancy keeps going up, Gillespie noted that a big risk to everyone is outliving our respective retirement savings accounts. "If you're a broker in the room, let me explain to you: When you give agents on your team strategies for saving for retirement, you're taking pressure off of them," Gillespie said. And as for agents, "If I don't take care of my own retirement, there...