Real Estate is a ever expanding field with new home buyers and sellers entering the market everyday creating a demand for educated and licensed Realtors to help them through the process. People are jumping at the opportunity to get their own licenses and for good reason; Realtors help people find and buy the perfect home and sell their existing home. Not to mention, Real Estate can be a lucrative field. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics says that on average Realtors make $45,610 per year, and it only goes up from there; the top 10% earn over $166,000. So it can be thought that Realtors earn as much as doctors and lawyers, but spend thousands less on a degree.
Becoming a licensed agent is a fairly simple process, although for some it can be a tad intimidating. However, with a little time, and education, you can become a licensed agent too! It is important to know that each state has different requirements and you should check with your State's Real Estate Commission to learn the specifics. But in general, it really is as easy as 5 simple steps:
1. Take a Pre-Licensing Course
Almost all states require individuals to take a Pre-Licensin