Let me say first that I work part-time as a neurosurgeon. Just kidding. I am definitely not that smart. Think of all those years and years of schooling and training and student loans and blood and stuff.
When I realized that wasn't for me I turned to the next logical thing you can do. Become a real estate agent. Here is a secret. It doesn't take years of training and schooling and student loans and blood (well not much) and stuff to become a very respectable business owner of your own.
It doesn't matter what company you work for (well it does to me because I want you all to come to Keller Williams) you are a business owner. You are building your own clientele and following and hanging out your own shingle.
So how do you get a real estate license? Back 100 years ago when I got my first license I think I answered 10 questions and paid $25 for the piece of paper. I might be exaggerating a little. Only because I really can't remember that far back.
Over the years the licensing rules and regulations have changed. I have had licenses in Maine, Florida, and now Texas. Currently the licensing process is very thorough, as well as it should be. The very last thing you want to do is make a boo-boo. We do have insurance for that, though.
So the Reader's Digest (do they still make that magazine?) version on how to get your license is:
- Take 7 online classes
- Apply to the state for the license
- Get fingerprinted (just in case)
- Pass the national and state test
- Get a sponsor (me)
- Go to work.