Before the question “Should I be a realtor?” be answered, you should take a step back to learn all that is involved in that role. It all starts with getting a general understanding of what a realtor is and then learning as much of the details as you can. After that point, you can may an informed decision.
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Let's examine the definition from several sources
1. The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc.
"A real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors"
2. Dictionary .com
"A person who works in the real-estate business and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, or one of its constituent boards, and abides by its Code of Ethics"
3. National Association of Realtors.com
"REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics."
~ National Association of Realtors. com
Both a real estate agent and a realtor are licensed in the state in which they operate and are considered professionals. Both work with client to sell and purchase properties and homes. The National Association of Realtors does provide a code of ethics by which the realtors are to follow. Of course, this does not mean the real estate agents are not ethical.
As a member of the NAR you will receive several benefits:
Understanding the potential salary may be a definite factor to answer should I be a realtor. Here are a couple of data points.
Realtor Average Salary 2019 = $55,400 [Range $24,000 - $165,000]
Real Estate Agent Average Salary 2019 = $47,773 [Range $24,000 - $101,000]
Here are the steps:
1. Talk with an experienced realtor to learn what it is really like to work as a realtor. Get your questions answered and find out why some people have such great success.
2. Sign up for a pre-licensing course in real estate.
3. Take the real estate licensing exam.
4. Activate your real estate license through the state’ real estate commission’s website.
5. Identify and join a brokerage firm.
6. Become a Realtor, which you may be required to do for some brokerages.
You may dig around on the web to find articles discussing to learn what
it is like to be a realtor. That is a good start. But it is usually
better to speak to someone with experience to get your questions
answered. There is always more information lying beneath the surface.
By talking with someone directly, you can always learn more more quickly
Take the next step to look through our Mentor list of experience realtors.
There are several resources that could help you find the position you want. Here is what indeed.com has on its list currently:
Where does your future lie? Fine tune your realtor definition with your Mentor. Learn more and decide after talking with your own Career Redo Mentor to help you understand should I be a realtor.
Katherine Quarfordt attended Texas A&M University and obtained a B.A. degree in Speech Communications and Ecomonics.
For over 19 years she has worked as a realtor in Texas. She is recognized as a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist with the Texas Association of Realtors.…Read more
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