Approximately 80% of all real estate agents specialize in listing and selling residential properties. This is the backbone of the property sales world, and where most of the opportunities for employment exist. Because of this, we have organized this guide to be of maximum assistance to anyone starting out in residential property sales working for a general brokerage firm. If you don’t initially intend to work in residential property listing and sales, this guide will still give you everything you need to start your career and be well on your way to earning six figures in the first few years. You can also see our articles that are specifically aimed at niches in the real estate industry by searching our website’s blog for what area you’re interested in.
Regardless of where you live, you will need to obtain a real estate license, which is specific to your state. The process of obtaining your license includes studying the required textbooks and taking a course from a training school, completing coursework (which depends on the specific requirements of your state), and passing a written exam. Don’t worry, this isn’t as scary as it sounds. We’ve laid out everything you need to do in an easy-to-follow step-by-step way, providing expert and detailed guidance all along the way. We go the extra mile and help you in starting your career, finding a good firm to work for and even in starting your own real estate brokerage company if you have a very entrepreneurial spirit! Also, we discuss in great detail developing and advancing your career as you gain experience and confidence in your new profession, as well as the various opportunities that exist in specializing in a particular niche of property sales.
As a real estate agent, you will probably meet a variety of different people from very different personal backgrounds. This is one particular aspect of working in this particular field that can make it such a fascinating career. People who decide to become sales agents come from all walks of life, from gardeners to plumbers to waitresses to physics teachers. Not matter what your own background is (and your personal history really doesn’t matter as much as you may think it does), everyone needs good, reliable and honest career advice and guidance when starting out. We know that a new career can be both exciting and scary at the same time, but with this guide on your computer/tablet/phone, all your anxiety can melt away and the cool wave of confidence can wash over you as you proceed knowing that you’re in the best of hands. No matter what your previous circumstances, we recommend that you read through this guide entirely before starting to make any arrangements to start a training course so you can be fully prepared and know what awaits you (giving you a major advantage over many other aspiring real estate agents who don’t do their homework beforehand).
This guide is mostly intended for and is written as though you are a new and aspiring real estate professional. But, we shall take nothing for granted about your previous experience and assume that, you want to know everything. This guide is intended to be as helpful and all inclusive as possible.