Start Your Career in Real Estate in 6 Steps
If you are just starting out or looking to transition into a fast-paced, rewarding career path, have you considered becoming a real estate agent? Real estate agents assist individuals and families find the perfect home and/or sell their current house. To become a real estate agent, one must follow a specific path in order to meet all of the required certifications and licensing.
Step 1: Understand the Requirements in Your State
Each state in the United States of America has different rules and regulations for becoming a licensed real estate agent. In order to get started on your new career, reach out to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission to learn more about the necessary steps for licensing.
Step 2: Enroll in Pre-License Courses and Seminars
In order to begin the licensing process, the state of Tennessee requires interested individuals to participate in a pre-license educational unit. These classes will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the real estate industry and pass your real estate exam with flying colors.
Step 3: Take Your Test and Get Ready for Post-Licensing Courses
The pre-licensing courses should have prepared you for your real estate exam. This exam will determine whether or not you are ready to take the next step in your real estate career.
Upon completing and passing your exam, you have more learning to do! Post-licensing classes are in place to ensure that you retain all the necessary information for a lucrative career in real estate. Between your pre- and post-licensing you will learn about:
- State real estate regulations
- The home buying and selling process
- Real estate principles
- All real estate laws
- And more
Step 4: Apply to be a PARKS Agent
At PARKS, we are always looking for eager, new professionals to join our team across the greater Middle Tennessee area.
We boast 11 offices around Middle Tennessee and have been named the #1 Residential Real Estate Firm in Middle Tennessee by sales volume. New PARKS employees are thoroughly trained and given an abundance of tools designed to help them succeed. Some of these tools include:
- Dotloop — a web-based real estate transaction management service
- Print advertising in various local newspapers at the best rates available
- Corporate relocation department
- Customizable agent websites
- Free Agent Branded App with Augmented Reality for iPad, iPhone & Android phones — Exclusive to Bob Parks Realty
Step 5: Apply to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission for Your License
In order to begin your career and receive your license, you need to send your certification, evidence of E&O coverage, and all required documents and funds. Your PARKS office and team can answer any questions you may have about this process.
Step 6: Enjoy Your Successful Career as a PARKS Real Estate Agent!
Once you understand the ins and outs of life as a real estate agent, you can get started helping our community through your solid real estate skills.
Is a Career in Real Estate Right For You?
It takes a special type of person to be an accomplished real estate agent. Think you have what it takes? A great real estate agent has the following characteristics and traits:
- Is an honest and respectful individual
- Cares about the client and will do everything to assist him or her
- Is a reliable individual
- Boasts elite attention to detail skills
- Engaging, outgoing personality
Interested in a brand new career as a real estate agent at PARKS? Get started today by visiting our website.