What are the best ways 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
First step is to take the classes. Then take the test and pass. Those steps are pretty straight forward and common for everyone. The next few steps are done differently from person to person and those are the steps you can do in the "best way".
Then you need to pick a brokerage. Research it! Look up as much information as you can. Read reviews from people who have worked there. Reach out to agents at each brokerage and ask them why they picked that one, realtors spend most of their day on the phone and will gladly answer this question. Calling around and asking realtors near you about their brokerage is also a great way to get a jump start on networking within your field. I highly recommend looking up real estate agents near you and find out the pros and cons of each brokerage from agents within. Then when you have decided, you can request a brokerage to sponsor you. You will most likely go meet with an office lead and they will go over splits, commissions, perks, benefits, and more with you.
Next, I would suggest joining a team as a new agent. It gives you a chance to learn and grow with the resources and guidance of experts in the field. Don't just go with any team though. Interview more than one, I would suggest at least three. They will be interviewing you technically but interview them as well. Ask a lot of questions about their numbers (how many closings per year, average income per agent, average time off for each agent etc.), their work environment, their training, and their goals. This will help you to determine which team is best for you. Try not to go with a team just because they offer incentives, take into account the people you would be working with and the environment you would be in everyday.
Once you have picked a team, you are ready to get started. You will begin (hopefully) by training with that team and learning all that they have to offer. If the training still leaves you with questions and you don't have any closings after 3 months with them then I suggest interviewing teams again. This time consider what your current team is missing and try to find that in another team. You want to set yourself up for success and to do that you need to consider the resources available to you, the guidance and growth potential, and your own mental and emotional health. Your team should be a source of comfort and security, not anxiety and stress. Make sure you find a team that is able to support you and comfort you. Real Estate can be a demanding and disappointing career at times and those are the moments when you recognize just how important it is to have a solid support system at work with you.
There are many ways to join the field of Real Estate. I find the best way to do it is to research as much as you can before you make big choices.