Becoming a Realtor depends on the state where you would like to work. Each state regulates its own agents and brokers. The process will cost you a little bit of money, but it is not that bad. The first thing you have to do is to take a class for new agents. After you take the class and do a good bit of studying, you are generally allowed to sit for the exam that the state offers. If you pass the exam, you qualify to be a Real Estate Agent. With that license you can then look for work with any broker in that state. Once working with a broker, you can join the association for Realtors or the NAR. Once you are a member in good standing with the association, you can call yourself a Realtor. I would advise that you look up the state Real Estate Governing body or association to get the particulars for your state. You could also look up Real Estate Schools. Some states will let you do some of it online. Another option is to go visit a Real Estate office and ask them what you would need to get started. Some offices might help you more than you might think, and might even be able to hire you or refer you to another office once you are licensed!! Best of luck to you! It is a great career!