For the seasoned professionals in Commercial Real Estate: Which books, programs, resources, etc. would make it on to your List of Top Educational Resources/Must Haves for Aspiring Agents?
Specifically, are there certain firms/brokerages that offer a better starting point for those new to the industry as far as training/mentoring, resources, commission/compensation structure? Location, within the US, is irrelevant. More importantly, are there any firms to avoid, initially, as a new agent?
Thanks for all of the information and support from those who responded to my inquiry. Very valuable and greatly appreciated.
I am very interested in becoming a commercial real estate agent. While I do not have a background in residential or commercial real estate sales, I do have property management experience, specifically, simultaneous oversight of multiple apartment complexes. Also, I do not have a four year degree (roughly two years of college, good gpa; not that it matters without the degree) but my next goal is to pursue CCIM certification in order to gain fundamental knowledge of the industry and, hopefully, set my self apart from the average agent. Is finding entry level employment in commercial real estate sales possible/likely given my circumstances and plan?