How to become a Real Estate Agent
Have you ever wondered how to become a real estate agent? Or you simply have the talent for scoping out good houses and recommending them to people you know? Well, you might just have the making of a real estate agent.
Becoming a real estate agent can be very rewarding. A career in real estate will test your patience and will require dedication, but you’ll gain success if you want it bad enough and work hard to get it.
You’ll need to fill out a real estate license application in the state where you want to work. The form can be acquired easy enough, you just have to go to the Real Estate Commission website and download it from there. There’s also the requirement of forty to fifty hours of pre-licensing courses in a state accredited facility. The course can be costly, but worth it once you pass it. There are some states though that would require you to have college credit hours in real estate related courses. Now, there are fees you’ll have to pay for application and licensing and the amount varies by state.
Most states, will assign you to a broker before you get your real estate license. And you’ll also need to take at least a year of post-licensing courses a year after getting your license and if you fail to do so, your license might be terminated, so this is a must. Be warned if you have a criminal and/or felony record in the country, you won’t be allowed to have a real estate license.