Zillow Advice: Pro-to-Pro - I am interested in getting a real estate license. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate First step is get your license.Network ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ First step is get your license.<br/><br/>Network yourself to those folks downtown doing the trustee auctions and get involved with <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">foreclosure</a> purchases. Make&nbsp; sure you have someone that knows what they are doing and has the network to get you the info on the properties you are looking to buy in a timely manner as to where you know if you are buying a "dog" or a "winner". Good luck! Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2012-01-20T05:40:00Z I think it's a great idea ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ I think it's a great idea you have to look into becoming a REALTOR.&nbsp; I retired from the Police Department and started selling real estate.&nbsp; It's the second best job I ever had, of course, the Police Department is the first.<br/><br/>I like all the aspects of real estate and look forward to sell homes for the next twenty years.&nbsp; If you would like to speak to me about this caree please give me a call.<br/><br/>Mike<br/>702-985-5566 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 01:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2011-03-06T01:18:00Z Dear Peach,I think it is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ Dear Peach,<br/><br/>I think it is great that you want to become a realtor.&nbsp; I like you wanted to get into real estate so that I could have my own business and all the write-offs that come with it.&nbsp; I also wanted to help distressed home owners get out of their over encumbered homes.&nbsp; Nothing like the feeling you get when you help someone in need or someone getting foreclosed on.&nbsp; I love helping people, find the house of their dreams.&nbsp; I love the comaraderie of the other agents on my team and in the office.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I love going to seminars to figure out how to market and really make money in this business.&nbsp; I love learning about new technology and gadgets to help me with my business.<br/><br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I think you should get a real estate license if this is what you are passionate about.&nbsp; If you want, feel free to contact me, and maybe you can "intern" before you invest the money into MLS fees and brokerage fees (approximately $2,000.00 per year).<br/><br/>In the long run, I think that most realtors make their money by investing the money they make in rental properties with positive cash flows or flipping properties.&nbsp; What better place to be then in real estate so you can get an inside scoop on the properties that come on the market.&nbsp; Read the Rich Dad Poor Dad books by Robert Kiyosaki for more information on making money in real estate.&nbsp; I know I have learned a great deal about real estate and investment opportunities from my clients.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Let me know if you need any assistance, or if you want to intern before you make the leap.&nbsp; I will be glad to help you.<br/><br/>Sandy Van<br/>Realtor and Broker Salesman<br/>The Van Group @ Realty Executives of Nevada<br/>[contact info removed by moderator] Mon, 29 Nov 2010 07:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-11-29T07:30:00Z Yes you should get your real ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ Yes you should get your real estate license! I could recommend a few different schools to go to and how to avoid some of the pitfalls, if you'd like contact me. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-11-23T22:38:00Z If you follow you passion, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ If you follow you passion, success will follow. Go for it! Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-15T17:30:00Z There's a few ways you can ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ There's a few ways you can go, but ultimately, most agents are independent contractors and it's up to them how to figure out the best way to combine their skills &amp; passions into a career that also earns a living.<br/><br/>If you're a "numbers" person more than a "people" person, you may want to focus on investment property.&nbsp; With thinner and thinner profit margins, the foreclosure auction specialists need to know their stuff and make instant decisions on values.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>There's many possibilities, but you'll need to explore them for yourself. &nbsp; If you have an entrepreneurial spirit then start by interviewing with a few brokerages, go down to a few trustee sale auctions, and enroll in a licensing class...but don't expect anyone to offer you a nice salary w/ benefits! <br/><br/>You may also want to look into becoming an appraiser. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-14T20:33:00Z There are many avenues &amp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ There are many avenues &amp; specialties with regard to a licensed real estate agent. The first step is getting your license. As an agent and teacher of one of the required pre-licensing classes in Ohio, "Principle and Practices of Real Estate", I would suggest you go to your There are many avenues &amp; specialties with regard to a licensed real estate agent. The first step is getting your license. As an agent and teacher of one of the required pre-licensing classes in Ohio, "Principle and Practices of Real Estate", I would suggest you go to your state Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing website which is part of the Department of Commerce. They will have information on obtaining a license in your particular state. Some states allow you to take your 3 pre-licensing courses on-line others do not; you must complete all hours that are required for each class. After you receive your course certificates, you must sit in on the real estate exam. After successfully passing the 2 part exam, you're on your way. Who knows&hellip;a few years down the road, we might be seeing you advertising for your own brokerage. Good Luck! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-14T14:03:00Z I would advise you get your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ I would advise you get your license and then market yourself as a "Foreclosure Expert". Post blogs,ads and anything that may be useful to new buyers about foreclsoures and slowly but surely start to obtain new clients. Once you have helped a few buyers get a great deal on foreclosures they will tell everyone, and then your business will just grow and grow. Go for it! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-14T12:42:00Z In Minnesota more successful ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ In Minnesota more successful agents use 'licensed assistants'. These are essentially office assistants who have a real estate license. You might want to consider doing this kind of work as it can be a valuable opportunity to learn real estate (once you have gotten your license). Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-13T19:34:00Z Go for it!&nbsp; I was the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ Go for it!&nbsp; I was the same as you.&nbsp; I found real estate fascinating too.&nbsp; I love what I do now.&nbsp; I should have changed professions years ago!&nbsp; If real estate is a passion you should do it!&nbsp; Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-getting-a-real-estate-license/371144/ 2010-10-13T19:28:00Z