If you are thinking about making a career switch and becoming a real estate agent, good for you! The hosts on The Ramsey Show help someone in this video who is navigating that very thought process.
The host advises that you take things slowly. You don’t quit your day job just because you’ve made the decision to become a real estate agent.
Good things take time! He suggests that you get in contact with local real estate agents in his area, as some may be operating with a team consisting of a few people that he could join.
He advises that you keep your eye out for any entry-level positions that real estate brokers have available, because you may be able to get your license while on the job, learning from experienced professionals. You can see what the business is like and pay your dues doing the grunt work and watching how things are done. This type of mentor, or apprenticeship, is a great way to get your foot in the door of the industry.
Some people think that becoming a real estate agent is as easy as just deciding to sell houses and that anyone can do it, but there is a lot of complexities behind the scenes that you need to understand first.