What does it take to get into commercial real estate? I’m not talking about about abstract requirements like a stellar personality and a can-do spirit. I’m talking about the actual licensing requirements. Julia Taibl is the Marketing & Operations Intern with SVNIC, and she wrote an article on this topic. I found it interesting so maybe you will too. The only catch, as she points out, is that the requirements vary by state; but still, this is a pretty good overview to keep in mind if you’re thinking about getting your commercial real estate license and becoming an advisor.
So you think you have what it takes to be a CRE Brokerage Superstar. You’re tenacious, you’re a self-starter, you’re self-motivated, and you know how to make connections with the right people. That’s great! But first things first — you need to get your real estate salesperson license before you can start selling properties.
The first thing you need to do it look up your state’s real estate salesperson licensing requirements. Regulations vary state by state. Texas requires 180 hours of classroom training, but we have it pretty easy here in Massachusetts. The state requires only 40 hours of pre-licensing instruction through a state-approved real estate school before you are allowed to sit for the exam. This means that you can become a Massachusetts-certified real estate agent in as little as 4 days, depending on the program.
Every real estate school is different, so you need to do your research to find the …
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