How Do I Get Started In Real Estate
By Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, Dec 9 2016 07:31PM
If you're interested in a career in real estate, the first thing you will need to do is sign up for a pre-licensing class. In Tennessee, you will need to complete and pass 90 hours of class before you can receive your license. The first course entails 60 hours of instruction in basic real estate--after which you can sit for the exam. There is a second course of 30 hours. You can take these courses online (go to www.maar.org and look under the Education Tab for real estate schools) or you can have an old-fashioned classroom experience, which is what I did.
You must affiliate with a real estate company before you receive your license. This is where I come in. We are looking for new (and experienced) agents, and we go through an interview process to see if your core values and goals align with ours, creating a situation where you can prosper in real estate rather than be left to fend for yourself. (Yes, that happens. Just ask other agents: most companies do not have full-time brokers to answer your critical questions at that crucial time--when is usually immediately!)
The best thing to do is call me before you even get into real estate school, and we'll go over the costs associated with becoming licensed, the state and local board fees, etc. Then you will know what is expected of you--both financially and in the classroom--before you begin.
Real estate is a wonderful career, and has been terrific for me since I began in 2007. It could become a great career for you, too. Let's discuss it! 901-258-2998