I'm considering a career change to a real estate agent, looking for counsel on the best way to proceed. Augustin Chavez augnmrg@roadrunner.com

Asked by Augustin Chavez (aka Augie), Norco, CA Wed Nov 21, 2012

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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Thu Nov 22, 2012
I agree with the others here, It takes awhile to make any money - I think it was 6 months before I received a commission check. Hopefully, you have a day job which means you can pursue real estate in the evenings and weekends.

Best of luck to you.
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carlos parra…, Other Pro, Monrovia, CA
Thu Nov 22, 2012
Keep your job, enroll at a community college to take the required classes to get your agent's license. Go to the California Department of Real Estate web site http://www.dre.ca.gov to see what your requirements for a license would be. They are different depending on your educational background. You may be eligible to become a Broker.
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Laura Coffey, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Nov 21, 2012
First you have to decide if you are the type of individual that can be on call 24/7. Getting into real estate is not easy. You are responsible for one of people 's largest purchases.
If you don't answer the phone you can loose a lead. If you want time off you need to make sure deadlines and contract obligations are still met. You need to constantly educate yourself on new laws and the changing market in order to protect your client and keep yourself out of court.
If you are up for it you first need to get your CA. real estate license. Then I would work as a buyers agent or choose a company that will proved you with training.
Good Luck.
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