Want to become a Real Estate Agent?
It is not as difficult as you may think.
If you are reading this is because you are considering having a new career. CONGRATULATIONS!! Being a real estate agent will change your life, in so many good ways. Now that you have made THE decision, you may wonder, what is next? What steps should I follow? Don't worry, in this blog; you will find the general requirements to qualify to become a Real Estate Salesperson.
Let's start with the most important thing, without these four steps; you won't be able to have your Real Estate License.
1. Be at least 18 or 19 years old (depends on the state).
2. Have legal US residency.
3. Complete your required pre-license education (number of hours required depends on the state).
4. Pass your state real estate license examination.
Although the preview items are essential, there are a lot of decisions you need to make along the way that will dictate whether your journey is successful or not.
It's true that you can have a full-time job and be a real estate agent at the same time, yes, you can do that. But be conscious that this career it's not a hobby, it's a real job that demands a lot of commitment on your part if you want to be successful.
Next, your EDUCATION. It is different for every state, but there are a lot of options regarding the real estate education; such as Universities, Brokerages, Online programs, home-study, etc. Don't make a rushed decision and make sure the program you choose has an excellent reputation, great reviews, and teachers with knowledge in the subject.
THE EXAM. Timing is everything, make sure to schedule your test right after you finish all your hours. Some states require you submit fingerprints and pass a background check. This can take more time than you had planned. Don’t let the paperwork become a roadblock to getting started in your new real estate career.
Please know that you need to prepare and have extra-hours of study for the test. For some people, it's more difficult than others so don't worry if you don't pass the exam the first time, it's not the end of the world. You can always take it again.
Great news: YOU PASSED! But you don't have a real estate license yet. You may practice real estate under the sponsorship of the broker, find the place while your license it's been processed. Last but not least, you and your broker will both need to complete final paperwork with the state.
See? It's not as complicated, right? You can choose Bleu Palms Real Estate to start your new career! We offer you 24/7 personalized support, 100% commission, personal branding and so much more! You don't have to worry; we got you covered!
Written by: Karla Villafuerte.