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A Career in Real Estate: How to Get Started

When looking for a career path that provides someone with the ability to connect with people, help people find what they are looking for and have the flexibility to work their own hours, real estate is the career path that comes to mind. If you are looking into how to get a real estate license, you will have to take a few steps to get started.

Complete the Required Education

Real estate does not require a degree at a two or four-year college, but it does require some coursework before you can earn your license. These courses will teach you about the basics of real estate, best practices and the laws that govern the industry in your state. Most students are able to complete these courses between six weeks and three months. Most course offered are also available either as a traditional class or as an online class that you can complete at your convenience. That way, you don’t have to quit your job before you are licensed and able to work in real estate.

Take the Exam

Completing the required hours of real estate education is only the first half of earning your license. The second step is to sit for the real estate exam that is provided in your state. Because requirements vary from state to state, it is important to be familiar with the testing process before you schedule your exam. The exam will test your knowledge on the subjects you learned through your coursework so that you can be a competent licensed agent. After you pass the test, you can submit your application to the state for your license.

Apply for Your License

Once you have passed your exam for your specific state, you can apply for your real estate license. You will have to submit to the governing office that handles real estate in your state your test scores, information, background check and license fee. Your application will then be processed and you will be provided with the license to sell real estate in your area.

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