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CONSIDERING A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE IN FLORIDA?

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THE TIME TO GET STARTED IS NOW!

If you are considering starting your real estate career, the State of Florida has a series of minimum requirements for candidates before they start their education and take the state exam, as outlined in the two links below:

THE TIME TO GET STARTED IS NOW!

Classic Real Estate Schools offers many options for training to become a licensed Florida real estate sales associate or broker—both online and in classroom-based training.

Real estate careers in Florida can be both exciting and rewarding. As a real estate professional in the State of Florida, you have the opportunity to be in business for yourself and earn what you know you’re worth–as opposed to what someone else thinks you’re worth.

Licensed real estate professionals can assist the growing real estate market in all aspects of a real estate transaction, whether it is buying, selling, renting, and investing. It is important to know that to receive a commission from assisting in the sale or purchase of real estate in Florida, you must be licensed as a real estate sales associate or broker in the State of Florida.

Students who earn their real estate license have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of the real estate business and develop their real estate careers in Florida. And if you are a top-producing agent, there will be no limits to the amount of revenue you can produce with your property marketing and sales skills.

OPPORTUNITY IS GROWING IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

What sort of activities can you expect to be involved in with this exciting new career? Here’s a list of just a few of the things you’ll be involved with:

  • Provide customers with information on real property values
  • Lead Generate to develop a solid customer base
  • Assist buyers with obtaining financing for properties purchased
  • Assist sellers in obtaining fair market value for their properties
  • Assist with bank foreclosures and the short sale process
  • Develop marketing plans for your listings and promote both locally and internationally
  • Learn how to professionally show and list properties for sale
  • Conduct Open Houses for potential homebuyers
  • Prepare and present purchase offers in behalf of your customers
  • Be involved in assisting both buyer & seller to arrive at an equitable sales price
  • Assist your buyers & sellers in getting their purchase agreements to closing
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment in assisting your customers with their biggest investment!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL?

Not everyone possesses the qualities to become a successful real estate professional, but those that do can expect to enjoy a truly unique career experience.

Most individuals that excel within this industry are good problem solvers and are able to assist their customers in seeing beyond problems which could get in the way of what would otherwise be a very sound and beneficial real estate investment.

They have the ability to keep things calm during negotiations concerning price, terms, and conditions, and they help their customers maintain a positive outlook throughout the home buying and selling process. And successful sales professionals also have the ability to establish and build rapport with their buyers and sellers based on their pleasant personality and the integrity they demonstrate throughout the course of the transaction.

Also, having the desire and ability to work well on your own is a necessary skill to have as once again, this is your own business! You’ll develop the ability to create your own personal business plan and to block the necessary time to take care of your career responsibilities on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Sound like something you are ready to do? These are just some of the qualities that are generally deemed required if one is to be successful in this industry and certainly prior career experiences can be a benefit as well.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 12.2 percent job growth for real estate sales agents between 2010 and 2020 and during that time period, an additional 52,500 jobs will need to be filled. Additionally, according to the BLS in 2012, real estate agents and brokers earned a median average income of $52,870.

Further, according to the National Association of Realtors, real estate agents are as widely used as ever: 89 percent of buyers retained one in 2012, up from 69 percent in 2001. It’s the same on the seller side, where only 9 percent sold a home without an agent, down from a high of 20 percent in 1987.

HOW DO I GET MY LICENSE?

In order to become a licensed real estate sales associate in the state of Florida, you must 1) Successfully complete a 63-hour course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission; 2) Complete the required application; 3) Have electronic fingerprints taken; and, 4) Successfully complete the state examination. You must also be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma. The requirements to become a real estate broker in the state of Florida are different.

You must have had an active real estate sales associate license and complete 24 months real estate experience during the 5 year period preceding becoming licensed as a broker. Then, you must successfully complete a 72-hour course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission, and follow the same steps required for licensure as a sales associate as referenced above.

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