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    Wednesday, 3 May 2017

    Steps To Become A Real Estate Agent

    Working in real estate requires hard work and dedication, but the rewards are plenty. Real estate is a rewarding career path, and with a constantly evolving housing market, it is quite exciting too.

    Real estate offers excellent income potential, flexible work hours, and freedom to set your own pace. Becoming a successful real estate agent is a combination of getting the right education, finding an established broker who can help you get your first clients, and passing state and national licensing exams. Here is a step-by-step guide to become a successful real estate agent:

    Step1: Understand the world of Real Estate: A career as a real estate agent is the perfect fit for the right kind of personality. However, before spending months studying for your state department real estate licensing exam and spending money in tuition fees, it helps to first understand exactly what being a real estate agent is all about. This means spending a few days hanging around a brokerage, having discussions with anyone you know in the real estate industry, and reading books written by real estate professionals.

    Step2: Get Educated: No matter in which state you live in, it is required for you to take pre-licensing courses. However, state requirements differ greatly. Some state requires three college-level courses while others require a set number of hours of education. You must contact your state’s real estate commission for your state’s requirements for licensing. Some real estate agencies have specific education requirements, so you may have to take an additional course after being hired on with an agency.

    Step3: Get Licensed: Once you have earned your degree, it is time to get your real estate license. Licensing is different in every state, so make sure you know the requirements to practice in your area. However most have similar basic requirements- candidates must be 18years old, pass an exam and complete a number of hours of real estate courses. In order to get a broker’s license, real estate brokers must have experience working as a licensed sales agent. A broker’s license is a valuable financial asset. Sales agents who earn their broker’s license may open their own offices. Brokers can also help to negotiate terms and prices for their clients.

    Step4: Get a mentor or choose a broker with good training: You are required to get a successful agent or broker for a mentor, or offer in order to assist them in their deals. There is much to learn about the process. You are going to need to understand and explain surveys, title insurance, liens, deeds, encumbrances, and much more. If you have at least seen these documents in the course of a few real estate deals, you’ll feel much more capable. 

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