Becoming a real estate agent involves taking classes and passing a state exam from the Real Estate Department and paying monthly and quarterly fees to stay current. One has to be a real self-starter in a highly competitive industry and know how to market oneself to achieve maximum success. A typical day involves finding new business, whether it be a home buyer or home seller and talking with other business professionals in escrow, title and lender companies.
Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Brokers and agents do the same type of work, but brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a broker.
You can expect moderate on-the-job training.
Some states have additional requirements, such as passing a background check. In many cases, licenses are not transferrable among states, but some states have reciprocity agreements and will accept licenses issued by other states.
To obtain a broker’s license, individuals need a specific amount of experience as a licensed sales agent, usually 1 to 3 years. They must also take additional formal classroom training. In some states, a bachelor’s degree may be substituted in place of some experience or training requirements.
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