Your first step is to go to Real Estate school. You should be able to do a search and find ones in your area. There are required courses you must take before you take your real estate license exam and then apply for it. Make sure you have some money in reserves or another stream of income as the start up costs add up. Your next step should be to choose a broker to affiliate. I interviewed 5 or 6 different ones in my area. This is one of the most important decisions you will make. As a new agent, the most important decision making criteria should be the broker's training program. I must say that I've never seen a training program like Keller Williams. It is phenomenal for new agents. I would suggest you pick up a copy of the Millionaire Real Estate Agent (by Gary Keller) at your local bookstore and read it regardless of whether you go with Keller Williams or not. Keller Williams is a great company on so many levels though. It gives back to the agents through profit sharing (I could not find any other company that does this) that allows you to earn passive income for your life and beyond (even if you hang up your license). That comes out of the broker's profit! It offers a decent split for new agents. There are always opportunities for continued growth in the company no matter your level. And even more, if you hit a certain cap in commissions to the broker, no matter what your commission split, you then receive 100% of the commissions until your anniversary. Each year it starts over and once you cap you stop paying the split to the broker. I do not know any other company that offers this, especially to a new agent (if they work hard, of course), but the crazy thing is that it is possible. They give you the tools to help you be successful. The rest is up to you! If you have any other questions about the process of getting started or Keller Williams, let me know! I'd love to answer any of your questions! My contact info is on my website.