Gforcebay, Other/Just Looking in Green Bay, WI

Hello--I was wondering what is the best way to get into the real estate business as an agent? What schooling is required/advisable?

Asked by Gforcebay, Green Bay, WI Sat Apr 2, 2011

I am looking for whatever information I can get as to the best starting point o get into the industry as an agent...also, do most agents start out solo or try to join an agency right away? Any advice is helpful...any online instruction you could recommend? NWTC? Anything to help. Thanks!

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NWTC is a great place to start, I believe they only offer live classes. The Wisconsin Realtor's Association http://www.wra.org will offer both online "distanced based learning" and live pre-licensure classes (72 Hours) under the "education" heading. Once you have your license interview with different companies or successful agents that may be hiring. I recommend a company with a training program. The Realtor's Association of Northeast Wisconsin (http://www.ranw.org) will also offer "quick start" programs for new licensees.
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I teach the real estate course, but I like Tina's answer the best. If you have questions, feel free to contact me
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GREAT QUESTIONS:

I love real estate however you do have to market 24 hours day 365 days a year

Agents usually start with an agency go solo you would be required be a broker

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You would need to start off by obtaining your real estate license. Here are links for the requirements in WI for obtaining your real estate salesperson license:

http://www.drl.state.wi.us/profession.asp?profid=118&locid=0

http://drl.wi.gov/profdetail.asp?pdetailid=2152&profid=1…

You need to take a 72 hour class with an approved real estate school and then pass an exam.

As a salesperson you would need to work under a broker. So you would need to decide on what broker to associate with once you obtain your license. After you obtain your license and associate with a broker you can start working as an agent. You will need a subscription to the local MLS and then start developing your business.

Many brokers offer training for new agents. For example, my broker has weekly training classes on all aspects of the business and they also offer a mentoring program for new agents. I'm sure that other brokers offer similar programs as well.

Good luck with your new endeavor!
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I would suggest, in addition to classes & education, researching your area for Top Salespeople/Brokers & see if they are hiring new agents or even assistants. Top selling offices usually provide one on one training, shadowing of showings/open houses, listing presentations etc. Also, working in a Real Estate Office or for a Top Selling Agent can be very helpful for learning procedures, offers, phone call follow-ups etc. We are a family based Team and all of us have worked our front desk at one time or another & it has really helped educate us in the field. The more experience you can get the better! Best of luck!
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NWTC, Laurel Stone School of real estate and Tomi Nelson in Green Bay. The state requires 72 hours of schooling for the sales license and additional 36 hours for a Broker's license. You can also contact WRA.org and take online or video courses if a structured classroom will not work for you. Once you do obtain your license it is very important to join a real estate company that offers training.
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NWTC has an excellent class as does Laurel Stone. Both should be on line. I agree that the live instruction is the best. Good luck.
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NWTC has an excellent class as does Laurel Stone. Both should be on line. I agree that the live instruction is the best. Good luck.
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Robins and Lloyd is an excellent school and they prepare you very well for the State exam. They are located on Silverspring in Milwaukee, but they have distant learning as well. I don't know what is available in Green Bay, but I would strongly advise that you have some kind of live training. You really get much more out of live class. The other way is to go directly through Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. They also have an online class and I believe it is less expensive.

You will definitely want to hook up with a company when beginning to work as an agent. A small company that is willing to take on an inexperienced agent and willing to train and show you the ropes would be best.

Hope this helps.
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