I want to get involved in Real Estate?

I am 26 years old, a single mother of 2. I am currently a receptionist working the typical business hours of 8-5. I live in St. Louis, MO. I live paycheck to paycheck, and I'm just getting sick of that life-style. I see so many successful people in the real estate field, I want to give it a shot. I know there are ups & downs in this field, but I'm willing to go for it. Now, I'm needing to know how do I even get started? I want this to really work for me, I don't want to be the type that have my real estate license and not doing anything with them. I see that way too often. Does that mean the work is just way too hard?

Asked By: me - 11/6/2006
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I'm an administrative assistance at a large, multi-million dollar real estate company and I wouldn't recommend anyone with a child go into the business simply because of the hours involved! A good agent that makes 6 figures yearly will work a 12-14 hour day typically! One of our agents has a young son who is totally... More
Answered By: xarmywife - 11/6/2006
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i was a former realtor, check out your local community colleges , most times they run courses they only run about 14 weeks then you get your license good luck
Answered By: mistyriver69 - 11/6/2006
It's hard, and the money is far from consistent. You have to be a "people person" and you have to have modest ethics to be successful.
Answered By: MelBright - 11/6/2006
What you should do is go to your local RE company and ask what courses they offer for new licensees. They should have a company course where you can begin for a nominal charge. They will either provide the class or it will be an internet or take home book class... More
Answered By: H S - 11/6/2006
Hopefully, you're the type of person that knows a lot of people. After you get your real estate license, don't spend the whole day stuck at your computer. Go out. Socialize. The more, the merrier. Tell all of your friends that your going to be a realtor and eventually it will spread (hopefully). Anyway, good luck!
Answered By: Alice - 11/6/2006
every state has different requirements. Check with a local realtor board in your area or you states department of licensing website for requirements. You will have to take a salesperson class then usually a state exam and have a broker sponsor you... More
Answered By: redbuggy - 11/6/2006
You have got to like people... More
Answered By: newmexicorealestateforms - 11/6/2006
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