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How to Get a Real Estate License in Your Area

Jul 12, 2008
Real estate is an exciting industry that drives new agents in by the droves with its high commissions, friendly faces and the independence to set your own hours, but you will not get anywhere without first having a real estate license. It should come as no surprise that becoming a licensed real estate agent will not only open your life up to a bunch of great new opportunities, it can also start you down the path towards your dream career and secure your financial independence.

Many successful real estate agents are making a very comfortable living in this industry, the commissions are very high and you are free to sell as many homes as you can or want to, your income is a direct result of how hard and how much you choose to work.

Now I an not going to lie to you and tell you how easy it is to obtain your license, because, well, in some cases it just is not that easy. Every state has different requirements, some of which may include getting college credits or being hired by a broker before you can even apply for a new license, so it will take some work, but just keep thinking about the rewards. Real estate should be a career choice that you put some serious thought into, it will probably require a lot of dedication on your part, but once you have thought about it and made the choice, you are ready for your journey. There are several things that you can do to make getting your real estate license a little easier. Some of these things are:

1. Do Your Research: Each state has real estate laws that specify the requirements necessary to obtain a real estate license. You need to research these requirements to learn what will be entailed to get your real estate license.

2. Cover Your Bases: Fulfill any pre-license requirements there might be. This could include educational requirements depending on the state you are residing in.

3. Train Hard: Prepare yourself for the intense training required to get your license, there is a lot to learn and remember. I would recommend that you go on to the Internet and acquire some sample testing and training materials. These will give you an idea of what you have in store for yourself when it is time to take the actual test. Aside from that, Practice, practice, practice since you may not have been in school for a while, retaining the information may be difficult at first.

4. Follow Up: It would also be a good idea if you check with your states real estate licensing center to see what the post-license requirements might be, before moving forward.

Rest assured that being prepared will make getting your real estate license much easier. The real estate licensing test can be very difficult especially if all of the information is new to you. You are going to have to remember a great deal of data so take plenty of practice tests and take the test as soon as you can after your course work. The fresher the information is in your mind the better you will do on the actual license test.

Several years ago, when I got my real estate license, I chose to go with a local company that offered real estate courses and they guaranteed that I would pass the test with their help. If you can find a company that offers this guarantee you will be much better off, should the first round not go so well. It can save you a great deal of money. The fees to take the test can be expensive and your state may require a waiting period before you can retake the test. Yes, you guessed it, I failed. I had to wait to retake the test but in the meantime I was able to go back to school and retake the course. This allowed me to fill in the gaps I missed the first time. By the way, I passed the next time.
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J.Donnovan provides free real estate license information to prospective real estate agents. Including information on how to get a real estate license and state requirements for obtaining a license.
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