Ginger, I will give you a call for the info, btw, I bought my house from Joe Graciana some time back...a really great guy!
Lisa, I will call Donna K. also. Thanks for the advice!
Tim M. I understand that I am not going to fall into money as soon as I pass the exam. I know being successful at anything requires hard work! Sales is no exception to that rule.
Thanks to everyone, you have given me so options to start out with...gary
I am 52, and after many years in business, I decided to do the same thing . Always wanting to explore a career in real estate, and having a friend who worked for Keller Williams who told me they offered classes, I decided to go for it. It was a GREAT decision ! The class sizes were small, they had a excellent instructor who translated everything into laymen' s terms, and offered a high level of support. It's not easy, and the state exam is a challenge, but if this is something you REALLY want, do it. Online classes cost about the same, and you have nowhere near the support. Once you receive your license, you will need to learn the practical side of the profession. Find a firm like Keller Williams who offers a mentor program, and lots of support and encouragment. Good luck to you!
It really depends on how you learn. I found the online course very good for my purposes but I know others who are more fond of classroom learning. If you are a quick study and require no motivation, but time is an issue, online is easy to fit in on your own schedule and very economical. If you are looking to learn from a classroom, I would go to a school from a real estate association like Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. Their teachers are excellent and give good practical learning. I gave you a link for an online school.
The following link should prove most helpful to you:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I have been a REALTOR in Rockford since 1984.
Good luck to you!
Own It Realty
Please verify with a reputable Real Estate agent in your area. They should best be able to direct you.
Good luck, have patience and persistence.