Thinking of becoming a listing agent. Where do I start? Please help.

Asked by Hunn4gi12l, Las Vegas, NV Wed Jun 25, 2014

Is there a difference with listing agent and realtor broker? What's the difference between an agent who SELLS homes and one who rents homes? Thanks in advance

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Terry Bell, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Wed Jun 25, 2014
If you are thinking about getting into the real estate business, the best way to have all your questions answered is to take a Real Estate class at your local Junior College. Many of them have classes in the evening, and it's a great way to talk to someone in person about all the different opportunities available in the profession. Although there are many classes available online, it sounds like it would benefit you to have a local professional available to give you advice and steer you perhaps to several offices that might be able to help you get a start. Good luck!
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Mark Fleysher, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Sep 6, 2014
Here's a good place to start:


Cheers, Mark Fleysher
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Robert Adams, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Jul 15, 2014
I am expanding my team and looking for 1 more agent. We handle buying, selling, and leasing residential real estate in Las Vegas, as well as Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested feel free to reach out.

If you get your real estate license you can handle buying, selling, and leasing should you choose to. If you want to do property management you will need a separate permit for that.

Feel free to shoot me an email or call anytime.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
Licensed Real Estate Broker NV#62827 MA#9530304 RI#18138

NV Broker & Team Leader of The Adams Team at Rothwell Gornt Companies

MA & RI Broker at Sankey Real Estate
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Akil Walker, Agent, Upper Marlboro, MD
Mon Jul 7, 2014
Hello Hunn4,

As long as your affiliated with a brokerage you can buy, rent and sell property. Some agents like to focus on listing, buyers and both. Explore all options and see what is best for you and the expertise you want to establish.

Best of luck
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Stephanie Le…, Agent, Miami Lakes, FL
Mon Jul 7, 2014
A real estate license allows you to do both Rental and Sales.

Below I placed a link to for your Nevada Real Estate Division for Licensing. License

A real estate broker is who you will go work for after you have your real estate license.

Then you can find your niche area like, Buyers agent, Selling Agent, or Rentals.

Good Luck.
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Michael Brow…, Agent, Allen, TX
Mon Jul 7, 2014
Step One: Prepare a knock-out listing presentation
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Renee Burrows, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Jul 7, 2014
I have put together a guide on how to get a real estate license in NV:
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Your real estate license is good for selling, buying, renting... While many wish to specialize on only listing properties (the icing on the cake) at the end of the day, most agents need to represent buyers often and specially at the beginning of this career.
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Hunn-ting for answers in Las Vegas,
It will cost about $6.

From your question, I assess you are way upstream regarding making a decision about becoming an agent. Your best pathway to understanding is to have a chat with a few folks who are in the business. The more business they do the more you should want to talk to them.

But, if you do not know the intelligent, probing question to ask, everyone's time will be wasted. Wasting the time of others is the greatest example of disrespect I can imagine. So, invest the time necessary to use time wisely.

Read my seven blogs titled "7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Into Real Estate." The first one is dated FEB 10, 2014. If you won't invest this time in yourself, please don't waste the time of others.

After compiling the intelligent, probing questions, call area agents and offer to buy them a coffee and cheese danish at Panera Bread. That $6 investment will pay huge dividends.

Having a proper vision for YOUR BUSINESS means you won't inherit the business others want to give you....and you may not want.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Palm Harbor, FL
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Charlotte Tu…, Agent, Williamsburg, VA
Wed Jun 25, 2014
I agree with Terry, take a real estate licensing course in person, not online. Typically, local brokers will visit the class and talk about the benefits of joining their agencies - those are good opportunities to look for specifics on how they help agents new to the business.
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