I'm curious, did you take the first steps towards becoming a real estate salesperson? Your education will serve you well, since most real estae information is distributed by MLS databases and websites like Trulia and Realtor.com. Let me know if you need any personal advice. I'd be happy to know that you are following your dream and becoming successful in the real estate business!
Dan in Fairhope, AL 36532
I would also talk to a career counselor at a college or real estate school. Many times they have very good tips and they can help you decide if the real estate field is the right choice for you.
I would definitely prefer talking to people as opposed to reading books about real estate. Once you have decided to take the plunge, just take all the required courses and take the test.
When you look for a brokerage, make sure they offer ongoing training for free to new as well as seasoned agents. Ask about their mentoring program and what's entailed. Ongoing education is not only important for new agents, but we all have to continue to learn as things constantly change. I am not sure why Dena was given the thumbs down for suggesting Keller Williams. I agree that the Millionaire Real Estate Agent book is a must read for any real estate agent no matter which company you choose. KW just makes it easier to follow the model as everything is built on what's in the book. Wishing you the best of luck.
The next thing is to look at your lifestyle...can you handle not having income for a few months at a time when now starting off? These are the questions to ask yourself before you talk to anyone.