5 Steps to Becoming A Real Estate Agent

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A Real Estate Agent is a commission-based expert that is licensed and actually guides different prospects who either want to buy or sell property such as house or land. For them to be successful in this they should solicit their prospects, advertise and promote properties. This can be done by the real estate agent comparing properties reliant to its location, market value and its individual features. They also represent either the buyer or the seller especially in price negotiations sessions between the two. For one to become a professional Real Estate Agent, he or she will need to pursue a pre-licensing course and will thus need a lot of assignment help while pursuing the course. Below is a guide on how to become a Real Estate Agent.


Get Educated.

No matter the state you reside in, as mentioned above, one must take pre-licensing courses in order to attain a Real Estate license. Licensing requirements tend to vary from one state to another by jurisdiction. Before enrolling for pre-licensing courses, do research on the requirements. For example; some states only require a couple of hours of education. In addition, if one resides near a province, one can contemplate on becoming licensed on a number of provinces. Once you are aware of the requirements you can go ahead and enroll in a course either in person or through the online option.

Select a Brokerage.

A Real Estate Brokerage is an organization or a company where brokers and real estate agents work. Working with or as a broker is a fundamental requirement for one to practice as a real estate agent. You will be required to get in touch with a broker by the time you will be graduating from your licensing course. Brokers have an additional three years training on real estate and thus they will guide you when working on the field.

When you go searching for a broker, consider the size of the brokerage, the type of training offered and finally its reputation. You can check out the broker’s reputation through online or inquiring from friends and those who have had experience through working with him or her. It is also best to search for advice from your instructor when it comes to choosing a brokerage. You can employ the method of interviewing a couple of brokers for you to get familiar with their work. In addition, some brokers might actually team you up with experienced real estate agents so that you can be able to learn more about working with prospects to avoid the breaking of licensing rules and any laws.

Do Your Real Estate Licensing Exam and Get Your License.

The key to becoming a Real Estate Agent is acquiring your license. For one to acquire the Real Estates License one has to pass the State National Exams. You may also be required to produce a criminal background check. Some people presume that the exam might actually be easy only to turn otherwise. Exams vary from state to state. Once you succeed in your licensing exam, you will be required to get a higher education for you to be able to maintain your license. A lot of agents do select to specialize in designation which permits them to market their segments to a variety of people.

Develop Your Clients portfolio.

The perfect way to develop your portfolio is through twofold. Get yourself a mentor and make use of your personal network. Barbara Kennon, a vice president of the National Association of Realtors advice new agents to search for mentors in the real estate agency who will be able to guide them through the finding of buyer or seller prospects and splits commission. You can also inquire from your friends, family, and neighbors for referrals of clients who would want to purchase or sell properties such as house or land. This will enable your network and skills develop.

Plan and develop your Real Estate Agent Budget.

Real Estate Agents normal work as self-reliant contractors whereby they are very flexible. They can either work as much or as little they want. Being a self-reliant contractor, one has a lot of expenses that he or she needs to budget and track such as; Signage, Association fees, Lockbox Services, Miscellaneous and finally Advertising. When you work as a self-reliant contractor one has the advantage of not being taxed.

To conclude

When you decide to become a real estate agent, it is quite similar to starting your own business. Take keen on the stated steps above, and help your self to become a better Assignment Geek while you pursue your education career, thus enabling you to succeed in your real estate career as an agent.


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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals 

Nov 16, 2018 02:06 AM #1
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Step#4 should be - Purchase and Build a Database (from Day#1 as a Licensee) and Feed it daily (email addresses ) !!!!!!!!!

Nov 16, 2018 04:44 AM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Nov 16, 2018 02:10 PM #3
George Souto
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Sebastian Miller welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Nov 17, 2018 05:32 PM #4
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Welcome to Active Rain and Congrats on your first post.  Good information for those thinking about real estate and for those just getting  started in Real Estate.

Wishing you the best here in the rain.

Nov 19, 2018 12:39 PM #5
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Welcome to ActiveRain, I hope that your participation here helps your business to grow.
Btw, I followed your blog, and would be honored if you followed mine.
Thank You!

Nov 19, 2018 09:01 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sebastian,  great first post, and wonderful advice for those desiring to have a real estate license.  Welcome to ActiveRain!  

Nov 20, 2018 07:38 AM #7
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Welcome to AR and great post. I hope to see many more from you in the future. 

Happy Holidays 

Dec 15, 2018 05:58 PM #8
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Btw, nice job with the article, you did a nice job of integrating your business with this.

Dec 17, 2018 06:14 PM #10
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Dec 17, 2018 06:14 PM #11
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