What are the pros and cons of the profession of real estate agent?

There is almost no need for education to be a real estate agent. For how long can this job survive before becoming obsolete?

Asked By: Claudio F - 12/6/2007
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Yes, the training required to get a real estate license is ridiculously low in most (all?) states. This may (in part) explain the outrageous turnover in this business, where more than half of all newly licensed agents do not survive long enough to renew their licenses (two years max... More
Answered By: jbarelli - 12/6/2007
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Who told you there is almost no need for education to be a real estate agent? Here in California, licensed real estate agents must provide every four years that they took continuing education in pricipals, practice and law in order to re-new their license. They also must prove education in these areas to become... More
Answered By: Cali-Gal - 12/6/2007
most states require a license, the course is tough, and the exam for the license is tougher. that's just to start and then you have to recert every so many yrs. which means continuing education. i have been in the field since 1997 and its a tough industry. turnover amongest new agents is probably 85-90% the first year... More
Answered By: donald e - 12/6/2007
How long will they survive - for as long as there are car salesmen. Its not like we don't know how to buy cars (or houses), its just that the average American doesn't do it more than a couple times in there life - and like having someone to walk them through the process.
Answered By: Christopher B - 12/6/2007
Not sure who told you that you don't need an education to be in real estate. However, in order to be successful, I have found that you need an understanding of... More
Answered By: Real Estate Guy - 12/6/2007
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