where can I train to be a leasing agent or receptionist in realestate or apartments?

Asked by Rodrialb000, Houston, TX Fri Mar 2, 2012

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Mark McNitt, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
You don't have to be a licensed Realtor to be a receiptionist or host at an apartment community. If you do want to obtain a license, you might want to visit Champions School of Real Estate http://www.championsschool.com/ They have different campus sites all over Houston.

Good Luck!

Mark McNitt
Bernstein Realty
m# 832-567-4357
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Alan Harper, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
I am looking for a remote assistant. Please contact me in reference to the position.


Alan Harper, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Southwest
http://alanharper.yourkwagent.com
http://allrealestate.us
281-905-2414
Web Reference:  http://har.com/alanharper
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Chris Hutchi…, Agent, Hurst, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
You do not need tO be licensed to work for apartment complexes as long as you are an employee for that company. There are plenty of jobs out there for that on careerbuilder.com you just need to have experience in sales and or customer service to get the job at some of the companies. If you want to be an apartment locator or someone that sells other multiple complexes apartments you will need a license.

I wouldn't go spend all the money on getting a license if you are going to work for an apartment complex its overkill.

Good luck in your job hunt.

Regards,

Chris Hutchinson
REALTOR
Chris Hutchinson Real Estate
The Michael Group
972.809.0607
http://www.chrishutchinsonrealestate.com
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Chris Hutchi…, Agent, Hurst, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Here are the requirements for licensing per TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) there is no mention of working directly for a company that owns its own property and leases it out. You will need to be licensed to be a rental locator which means you trying to be a third party representing someone else but if you are hired as a W2 employee by xyz apartments you do not need to be licensed. You would be the principal in this case meaning you would be considered to be xyz apartments leasing xyz's property.

SUBCHAPTER H. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Sec. 1101.351. LICENSE REQUIRED. (a) Unless a person holds a license issued under this chapter, the person may not:
(1) act as or represent that the person is a broker or salesperson; or
(2) act as a residential rental locator.
(b) An applicant for a broker or salesperson license may not act as a broker or salesperson until the person receives the license evidencing that authority.
(c) A licensed salesperson may not act or
attempt to act as a broker or salesperson unless the salesperson is associated with a licensed broker and is acting for that broker.
(a-1) Unless a business entity holds a license issued under this chapter, the business entity may not act as a broker.

Chris Hutchinson
REALTOR
Chris Hutchinson Real Estate
The Michael Group
972.809.0607
http://www.chrishutchinsonrealestate.com
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Kathleen Ham…, , Houston, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Hello, again!
By the way you can get a license from online study or self study. I don't recommend it. The people I meet that have done online/self study usually haven't been exposed to the experience that is provided by classroom teachers. They seem to be lost, baffled, and have trouble with many of the concepts and the steps (especially ethical questions). Putting your home, a valuable asset, into the hands of someone who cuts corners is not what people generally are comfortable with. Go for the solid training !!! You will be glad you did. -- Kathleen
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Kathleen Ham…, , Houston, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Hello,
To do leases you must be licensed. The requirements have recently changed so you must be licensed. I recommend Kaplan School of Real Estate here in Houston and even better than that HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

As a receptionist you need office skills. Your computer training from high school is a good start. Any references from people you have worked for are very important to have. Even if it is babysitting for neighbors. They can vouch for character and ethics.

When you or your family have other real estate questions you can call me for help. Kathleen (281) 799-4002
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You do not have to be licensed to do leases. Most property management companies require you to have fair housing training. Which they usually have the training provided for you.
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Joe Cano Jr, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Mar 2, 2012
You can be a leasing agent at an apartment community without a real estate license.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Fri Mar 2, 2012
You will not need a license to be a receptionist but would to be an agent. Look to getting your license and then your employer will train you to do the job they hire you for.
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