What Does It Take?

Education & Training with TEAM Hughes Real Estate School REI#ZH1003093

What does it take is one of the first questions someone will ask me when it comes to practicing real estate.  The next question I usually get is something to the effect of wondering who will pay his or her salary.  Laymen seldom understand that most real estate agents pretty much pay most of their own expenses and are considered to be self-employed.  We quickly quash the notion that a typical real estate agent is an employee!


To become a licensed real estate agent in the State of Alabama, you must first complete and pass a 60-Hr. Pre License course.  That course can be presented in various ways, and TEAM Hughes Real Estate School chooses to present it with a course book, a Power Point presentation and the lecture method of teaching.  Some students get it; others don’t.  For the students who absolutely do not want to listen to an instructor, we offer on line courses where they can work at their own speed.


To some, getting a real estate license is a pretty scary process, and they think it’s very difficult to pass the exams, not to mention thinking it’s expensive to get the license.  I always liken real estate to other professions.  Practicing real estate is not a job; agents are not blue collar workers.  If you look at the cost and time involved to become a doctor, a lawyer or an accountant, getting a real estate license is way more easier and way less expensive.  Yet, we are professionals, and we have the ability to make the same kind of money they make.  Even though a degree is not required (and I’m wondering if it shouldn’t be), the public expects professionalism from agents.  Our profession is the only one that affords a high school dropout with a GED the same opportunities as college graduates who study for years and then realize the craft they chose is not enjoyable. 


What does it take?  You have to care about people and their needs, and you have to serve those needs.  You have to put everyone’s needs ahead of your own, and you have to have no hidden agendas.  You have to study, you have to invest in yourself, and you have to handle yourself as a professional.


When all is said and done, you have to have passion for what you are doing.  You have to care.  You have to want it so badly that you are willing to do everything it takes to succeed.  What does it take?  You have to start with the best education you can find.  TEAM Hughes Real Estate School is the best real estate school in Baldwin County.  Don’t you think you deserve the best?

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Comments (4)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Passion, drive and the desire to assist others achieve their housing dreams is what it takes!

Sep 21, 2016 09:33 PM
Carrie Hughes

Thanks, Joe - I agree!

Sep 21, 2016 10:17 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I very much enjoyed your post today. We are looking forward to more insightful ones.

Sep 21, 2016 09:45 PM
Carrie Hughes

Thank you Harry.  You are always an encouragement to me.

Sep 21, 2016 10:17 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

It also takes willingness to do the things that others don't want to do like prospecting and picking yourself up after a tough client interaction and going back in there! I hope you get lots of students to your real estate classes. 

Sep 21, 2016 09:45 PM
Carrie Hughes

I agree with that, Lise!  Thanks for all the comments - I feel as though I'm getting to know you on a personal level!  By the way, we have two campuses and both are housed in KW offices.

Sep 21, 2016 10:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My husband just finished his 75-hour prelicensing classes as required here in NC. He passed the class exam, passed the Nationals & is about to pass the State (fingers-crossed) It does take a huge committment to get thru all the classes & exams but I feel it is well worth the investment & hope he does too.

Sep 22, 2016 06:15 AM
Carrie Hughes

So true, Debe!  By the way, when we practiced, my husband and I were TEAM Hughes, and I must say a husband and wife team are absolutely the best!  You can trust one another!  Good luck to both of you and thanks for sharing!

Sep 22, 2016 07:50 AM