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What college did you go to for this career ?

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Coni J.’s Answer

Hello Gary,
I did not finish college as I was anxious to get to work. The courses I took dealt with business administration, accounting and finance. I was also very strategic is the places where I was employed. I knew I wanted to be in real estate but didn't know the capacity. So I took jobs that taught me about finance and banking, marketing, law, sales, title and escrow, and real estate investing. I learned by being on the job and getting actual experience. When I felt I needed additional training, I took a course at a college to give me the basics.

This has been my experience only! Just giving you a different perspective!
Good luck.
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Meghan’s Answer

I went to college for Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington.

You don’t need a college degree to become a real estate agent but it doesn’t hurt!

I would suggest looking into a degree in business with a focus on sales. You can look into good schools near you that have good business programs. This could be very useful in the field of real estate.

After college I used The CE Shop for my online Real Estate classes. I work with Keller Williams and the CE Shop is their recommended platform.

I would suggest trying to decide on a brokerage before doing classes for real estate. Brokerages typically have a preferred platform and some extra study resources that you can utilize along the way.

As long as the criteria meets the standards for the national and state portion of your final test then you should technically be good to go. I have hear high praise of in person real estate classes. Mine were online but many colleagues of mine have said that they struggled with the online and passed their test after trying out the in person classes.

I hope this helps you!
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James Constantine’s Answer

Dear Gary,

Charting Your Path in Real Estate: Education and Licensing Essentials

In the United States, you can embark on a real estate career without any specific educational prerequisites. However, to get your foot in the door, you'll need to secure a real estate license, which involves a set number of classroom hours and a successful pass on a licensing exam.

The Value of Higher Education

Though it's not a must, many real estate professionals opt to expand their knowledge through college education. Studying business, finance, or marketing gives them a wider perspective. If you're aiming to climb the career ladder in real estate, consider earning a degree in real estate, finance, or business administration.

Securing Your Real Estate License

The journey to acquiring a real estate license involves completing a specified number of pre-licensing courses from a recognized institution. Depending on the state, you'll need to commit to between 60 and 90 hours of study. These courses delve into property law, real estate principles, and finance.

Once you've met the coursework requirements, you'll need to pass a licensing exam. This test includes national and state-specific sections and explores topics like property ownership, legal considerations, and real estate calculations.

Stay Current with Continuing Education

Real estate agents are required to take continuing education courses every couple of years to keep their licenses active. The exact number of hours needed varies by state, typically falling between 12 and 18 hours every two years. These courses ensure agents remain informed about the latest industry trends and regulations.

Useful Resources for Further Reading

- Real Estate License Requirements by State - Investopedia
- How to Become a Real Estate Agent: A Step-by-Step Guide - Realtor Magazine
- Continuing Education for Real Estate Agents: What You Need to Know - The Balance Careers

May God bless you!
James Constantine.
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Eric’s Answer

For my career as a real Estate appraiser I did a liberal arts degree at Uci

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Mitch’s Answer

UCLA, but you can attend any college for this career. The important element is training with a real estate company.
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Robert’s Answer

There are a number of backgrounds that I have found in real estate. I actually sought out a Real Estate major at the University of Colorado. It is a phenomenal program with a good balance of book learning and, more importantly, experts in the industry who share their real life experiences.

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Brian’s Answer

I would definitely recommend going to a reputable university for a solid business, finance or communications degree before embarking on this 100% commission field. Good luck!
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