WHO NEEDS A
REAL ESTATE LICENSE?
Getting a real estate license can prove to be one of the most valuable investments you can make in yourself and open the door to an exciting new career! Let us show you how it works and help open the door for you to the many opportunities a real estate license can bring. If you know you are ready to enroll in real estate school you can click here to register now.
Just look around you, real estate transactions are happening all the time! Businesses are opening new locations by signing commercial leases, first-time home buyers are purchasing their very first home, apartment complexes are opening with property managers greeting their happy new tenants as they move in – the world of real estate is a huge industry with so many careers to choose from. Due to the size and scope of the real estate industry many different real estate careers are available such as appraisers, home inspectors, title attorneys, insurance agents – and of course real estate agents and brokers.
Typical examples of career opportunities in real estate that would likely require a license include:
- Property Management
- Commercial Leasing
- Commercial Management
- Investment Consulting
- 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. Just like getting a driver’s license you will usually need a real estate license before you can really “hit the road” and get started. In order to obtain a license, you will usually need to complete a real estate course and then pass a state real estate license exam. In addition, there are usually license applications and other requirements that need to be completed with your state’s licensing agency.
HOW TO GET A REAL ESTATE LICENSE
Your first step is usually to enroll in a real estate school and complete your real estate license requirements. Once you graduate real estate school, you will need apply for a real estate license. Once your license application is accepted, the next step in the process is to register for your state’s license exam. Passing your real estate license exam is key, which is why Donaldson designs our courses so that you can pass. Finally, many states will require that you find a brokerage company to sponsor your license so that you can begin working in the real estate industry! Remember, each state has its own licensing requirements so make sure to check our site for the specifics in your home state. For pre-license requirements in Louisiana and Mississippi click below: