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does staying in college longer help me do better in real estate

Im trying to figure out how long i should be in college so when I go into real estate I can be the best #business #real-estate

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Margaret’s Answer

It certainly can't hurt!! I'm of the belief the more education you receive equates to more knowledge and knowledge is power. If your personal situation allows for more schooling, I would recommend taking a few more courses.

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Tammy’s Answer

There are so many fields you can go into that include real estate and it really depends what in real estate interests you. If real estate finance is something you are interested in, then I would say generally undergraduate and graduate are important in today's economic environment. However I do not recommend going straight from undergrad to getting your masters without having some relevant experience in the field you want to study.

I would ask yourself whether you are a natural born salesperson and want to be out in front of clients all the time, do you like to analyze market trends and develop financial models or a combination of both. I recommend you look into what type of real estate would suit your personality and what will be fulfill you.

Either way, I love real estate finance because I enjoy analyzing market trends and interacting with clients. I also enjoy problem solving. Find your passion.
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Brandon, three great answers above! I’ll give you a different perspective now. I have been a business owner in America for 38 years. I did this on a GED education. Now I do not recommend this for everyone obviously. But you’re not guaranteed anything with a college degree, especially these days. I would suggest getting into real estate only if you want to help people and or a highly motivated type of individual! There’s a lot of competition out there! But you can do well with hard work and dedication!
Good luck!
Michael
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Lina’s Answer

Definitely! I highly suggest going to business school (shamelessly plugging my own, I went to NYU Stern for my undergrad and for my Masters). These days, having a college degree is very important, no matter what industry you're going for. In terms of real estate, there are tracks that are primarily focused on real estate, so I would look into schools that provide this education. In addition, going to college allows you to network with people that you never know how they will cross your path in the future. With real estate, you could potentially meet your future business partner, clients, and / or mentors that are invaluable in guiding you.
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Kelly’s Answer

Hi Brandon,

I'm not in this field, however, I think that overspending on college is just that. I agree that in general, a bachelor's degree helps you in any field. If you can find a community two year college and transfer that do an accredited four year college and get your bachelor's in Business Admin that's a great way to go.

Also, anything you can do to do internship work/ part-time "grunt-work" for a Realtor who is successful would probably help you out. You can check around locally to find someone who is successful and email them or contact them on LinkedIn and see if you can tap them to be a Mentor and ask them what you could do in exchange for their time. I hear some need help with cleaning up properties/ staging, making deliveries.

I'm sure you'll do great!

Kelly Albright
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