Typical examples of career opportunities in real estate that would likely require a license include:
- Real Estate Brokerage
- Sales of Real Property
- Property Management
- Commercial Leasing
- Commercial Management
- Investment Consulting
- Referrals off of Real Estate Transactions
- Mortgage Brokerage*
- Home Inspection*
*Note: Some specialties may require a specific license to practice such as appraisal, mortgage, and home inspection
In most states, such as Louisiana and Mississippi, you will need a real estate license in order to work as a professional real estate agent. Since as a real estate agent you will be representing another party in most cases, there are professional duties and responsibilities you will need to learn in order to practice real estate the right way.
Real Estate School
Just like getting a driver’s license you will need a real estate license before you can really “hit the road” and get started. In order to obtain a license, you will need to complete a real estate course at an accredited real estate school and then pass a state real estate license exam by your states real estate commission . With Donaldson Education, you can do that online or live, in person training.
In addition, there are usually license applications and other requirements that need to be completed with your state’s licensing agency. After getting your license, some states require that you take a post licensing course and all states require continuing education or CE.