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What steps do you need to take to become a Real estate agent

I am in 8th grade. My teacher told my class that we had to pick 3 jobs that we were interested in. I decided to choose a Real estate agent. I really want to learn what they do. realestate student classes

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Julio’s Answer

First of all realize that it is a business and requires self-motivation, statistical math skills, people-skills, management, computer database skills and usually based on commission, (no salary!). Most states have a licensing requirement and trade schools to prepare for exam, not the how-to. I have been in the business 25 years and find that the best prepared agents are the ones with strong well rounded education in economics, basic math, basic'psychology, and business management.... Sounds like a business school? Well it is, your choice in Real estate is a business and you will be mostly self-employed. Here is some good news, some colleges offer in their business department, a major in real estate, with internships during the summer breaks, that is the best way to get into real estate, because it gives you so much more rounded education, not just the license. But remember, its NOT like the TV shows, that is un-realistic, not reality.

Julio recommends the following next steps:

Business school with real estate
No college money, then local online real estate prep
Take state exam, get license
Find small office with actual Broker that trains and supports you
Get some business classes if not option 1
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Thomas’s Answer

1) How to become a real estate agent
2) Take a real estate pre-licensing course
3) Take the real estate licensing exam
4) Activate your real estate license
5) Consider becoming a Realtor®
6) Join a brokerage