Do you have the time to complete the required training for a real estate license?
Usually 3-4 weeks of study depending on how classes are taken.
Do you have the money to start a new business?
Usually around $2,000 for classes and joining a local board. Then at least 3 months of reserves.
Are you able to walk up to strangers and start a conversation?
This is a key skill that you will need in order to be successful.
Are you able to work 7 days a week 8am-8pm or later?
This is critical for the first year.
Do you like following directions from others?
Following the direction of a broker is important to starting your career.
Are you proficient with technology?
You will need to use applications and online programs and websites every day.
Can you work from home?
Many real estate agents work from home. You will need an up-to-date computer, printer and smart phone. You will also need a space in your home to work from.
Do you have the time every day to start a business?
As a business owner you will be responsible for every aspect of your company. Staying up-to-date with the latest technology, real estate trends, market statistics, and rules and regulations is a short list of your responsibilities. Whatever needs to get done, you are the only employee and will need to ensure that you have the time to do it.