A career in real estate is exciting! It gives you flexibility, unlimited earning potential, and true independence. You can help grow and transform your community by connecting people to the best places to live or do business. We want to help you get started creating a satisfying career built around your personality and innate talent!
Why Choose a Career in Real Estate?
You control your career path and income level by setting your own goals and schedule. YOU are your own boss, continually interacting with people, helping families find their dream home, and providing valuable services to your community.
You decide how many hours you can devote to developing your career. Working with focus and direction can make you more money in less time.
Unlimited Earning Potential
Agents generally earn a commission of 1.5% to 3% of the sale price of a property. Agents frequently assist in both the sale of the current home and the purchase of a new home for each client, doubling the potential commission.
For example, if an agent sold a couple’s $300,000 home, the agent would typically earn at least $4,500 on that sale. If that couple then purchased another property for their growing family for $370,000, the agent would earn another $5,550. That’s over $10,000 in commission from just one client. An agent closing one deal like that each month would earn over $120,000 per year!
Who should choose a career in real estate?
- Moms or dads looking for flexible, full-time or part-time work they could do from home
- Teachers with summers off
- Retirees looking to stay connected
- Small business owners (great cross marketing potential!)
- Military families
- Aspiring $100K+ earners
- Anyone who wants independence, flexibility & unlimited earning potential
Discover the real estate career path that is right for you
You can design the real estate career that best suits your personality, skills, interests, time, and income goals.
When you complete our course and pass the state exam, you’ll have everything you need to embark on your career. The Real Estate Salesperson license covers all of the following activities:
Residential resale: Help individuals and families sell their home for top dollar. Help new people and families find their dream home and move into the neighborhood.
New home sales: Work with builders and developers to fill new homes with people eager to be the first to live in them.
Leasing agent: Manage apartment complexes, presenting properties and amenities to prospective tenants and keeping the property in tip-top shape.
Referral agent: Earn up to 30% on commissions just by making a few phone calls referring your buyer, seller or tenant to your brokerage company.
Real estate investor: Whether you buy and hold or you flip properties, you can invest your money wisely and meet your financial goals.
Commercial leasing or sales: Help owners find the best location to run their companies and grow their business.
Not sure which of these real estate career path best suits you? Take our quiz to find out.
Which real estate career path is right for you?
Take our quiz to find out.
Jumpstart your professional network at The Real Estate School
Growing your sphere of influence will help you succeed in real estate. Real Estate School alumni gain at least 40 to 50 industry connections from class alone: classmates, attorneys, brokers, and instructors.
Our program will enable you to:
- Gain insight & advice from those with more experience in certain areas
- Learn what others are planning to do with their real estate license
- Find new opportunities for your budding real estate business
- Develop a network for potential referrals down the road
- Build a network of professional contacts you will leverage as a new agent
These relationships will be critical to your success as a new agent. It’s never too soon to start networking. One conversation with one new contact can take your career in an entirely new direction.