Sam...I wish you luck. It's a tough time to join, but you'll do well. Get thru the tough times and you'll be just fine. My first broker told me to have a good nest-egg to help, and that was good advice. I spend a few thousand just to get going...classes, tests, cards, signs, advertising, wardrobe, board dues, MLS, etc. I think it was about $1500 just to walk in the door at the office. I'd suggest for experience that you have good customer relations skills and don't think of it as "sales." It's not...it's relationships. Build relationships with everyone you meet and never sell yourself short-let me know if you need anything. Always glad to help.