qualifications in real estate:where to start?

i would like a job in real estate. im not fussy as to a position as i have to start somewhere. i have an obvious interest in property and feel this type of job is an ideal one for me to follow right now. i would like to know if there are any training programs etc that i can take part in to help me into this line of work. i need to be able to earn while im learning, whether thats from the training or i can still work part-time.

Asked By: bananawoman1987 - 5/10/2006
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I'm taking classes at the PDI institute, they suggest you don't quit your day job, it takes about 2 yrs in the industry to build a client listing. see the first link below. I'm not sure where you are located so the second link is the Weichert Realtors that are nationwide, I did some research and they also provide... More
Answered By: Blingme - 5/10/2006
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Experienced real estate agents sometimes hire assistants... More
Answered By: pseudo - 5/10/2006
If you are willing to start somewhere, but need income, I would start as an assistant or admin. Make sure your employer is on board with your goal of becoming a real estate agent eventually... More
Answered By: VaTreasures - 5/10/2006
Bottom line, if you want to get into this industry, become a loan officer. I have been in the loan business for a while now and make much more money than my friends that are realtors (1 of which is in the top 100 realtors nationwide for a big company).
Answered By: ryanwoodtlc - 5/10/2006
Become a real estate investor. The company I am affiliated with has an opportunity set up to where you can earn while you learn. Please contact me, I'm here to help.
Answered By: jrfern05 - 5/10/2006
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