Im interested in becoming a licensed real estate agent in the state of Maryland.

Asked by Jfreland1, Walkersville, MD Sun Jan 6, 2013

What's the market like In Maryland? For those of you who are currently real estate agents are you financially fulfilled?

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Elizabeth Re…, Agent, Hagerstown, MD
Thu Jan 17, 2013
Excellent question! I am a newer agent, two years now, and many people asked why would you get into real estate when the market is down. There is an upfront cost to real estate, licensing classes, and other various fees to do business. I felt sure if I sold three homes in the first year I would actually make a small profit. I learned after my first year that setting goals really makes a difference. I set the standard my first year and hit it, so my second year I decided to reach higher. I set my goal to cap (in my company Keller Williams Premier Realty) when you cap you earn 100% commission. This is a huge goal and I am almost there. I believe setting your goals, learning as much as you can and investing in yourself growth will help you achieve your goals. Finally getting in a brokerage that supports those same goals and wants to see you as an individual meet your potential. I would love to share more if you are interested.
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Vernon E. "V…, , Frederick, MD
Mon Jan 7, 2013
The market is good and getting better. If you are interested in becoming a realtor now is a good time. Please contact me and I can give you more information and point you in the right direction - Vern
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Buzz Mackint…, Agent, Frederick, MD
Mon Jan 7, 2013
Mackintosh REALTORS has a pre licensing class given locally. go to http://www.MacHomes.com or call Agnes at 301-662-0155 for more information
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Allison Zerr, Agent, Fredrick, MD
Mon Jan 7, 2013
Great question! The market varies by location. Frederick and Montgomery counties are the strongest in terms of value retention and days on market. Howard County has weathered the "bubble bursting" well but Washington County continues to struggle with high inventory and slow market movement.

The best advice I can give you is to talk to agents in the area where you live, check out the Dept of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website to see what is required to obtain your license. Read, read, read articles and blogs written by local Realtors to get their insight.

Personally, I had the best year ever last year in real estate and am financially and professionally fulfilled. I love what I am doing and not just for the money. I enjoy meeting new people, networking and making new friends.
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