You’re at a point in your career where you are ready for a move or a change, but you’re not sure how to start. You think you might want to strike out on your own but aren’t sure if you’re ready to be completely on your own. A job that has a positive, upward trending correlation between work and money earned sounds nice. Maybe something that wouldn’t involve you sitting at your desk all day, but allowed you freedom to move around and interact with lots of people.
Have you ever considered being a realtor?
Being a realtor is a job for the entrepreneurial and hard-working. Someone who isn’t afraid of building a business and enjoys reaping the rewards of an income that reflects all of your hard work. Plus, a realtor is someone who affects the lives of many people; guiding them through the process of what is, for many, one of the largest financial and personal decisions of their lives.
So, how do you get started?
Before you become a licensed realtor, you’ll need to complete the required class hours and then pass the licensing exam for your state. In Tennessee, this includes a 60-hour Real Estate Principle course as well as a 30-hour course for new affiliates. After passing the exam and obtaining your license, find a reputable brokerage to take you under their wing.
A brokerage like American Way Real Estate can direct you to the correct resources to get licensed. We also match you up with a more experienced realtor to mentor you and teach you the ropes before you fly completely solo. Plus, you’ll have assistance with office space, marketing, and the benefits of working for a reputable company. Continued education, support, and training are all part of the perks of a great brokerage as well, so make sure you look for these things when searching for a home for your new real estate career.
In a nutshell:
- If you are looking for a challenging, entrepreneurial, rewarding career with high earning potential, consider being a realtor
- The next step is to take the required licensing courses, pass the test, and get your license
- Find a reputable brokerage that will mentor and support you as you find your home as a new agent!
We spend so many of our waking hours working – find a career where your work matters and you can continually grow and find reward in helping others.