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Why Real Estate?

A real estate career can be a rewarding choice for anyone, regardless of their level of professional or educational achievement. What you have done or learned prior to your real estate career can contribute to your success as an agent, but the common elements in most successful real estate careers are a sincere desire to […]

Value of a Broker

The Value of a Broker While there are some independent real estate agents, most agents work for a real estate broker. Working for a real estate company, particularly one that is affiliated with a respected national brand such as The Local Realty, offers many advantages. Here are a few: Brand Name Recognition Working for a […]

Serving Home Sellers

How Does a Real Estate Agent Serve Sellers? As any Sales Professional with The Local Realty can tell you, home sellers often need more help in marketing and selling their homes than they might initially think. Selling a home is a major – and important – undertaking. And as a professional real estate agent, you […]

Serving Home Buyers

How Does a Real Estate Agent Serve Buyers? A large part of the work in assisting home buyers is helping them determine what they want (and need) in a home, how much home they can afford, and locating and showing them properties that fit the bill. As a real estate agent, you also will make […]

Selecting the Right Broker

How Do I Select the Right Broker to Work For? If you’re just starting your real estate career, deciding which broker to work for is extremely important. A strong start from a supportive broker can make a huge difference in a new agent’s success and career satisfaction. Some larger, nationally known brokers offer comprehensive training […]

Real Estate as a Second Career

Real Estate as a Second Career for Retirees A second career in real estate can provide an active, enjoyable lifestyle, and a unique opportunity to continue to learn and grow and remain socially connected. And as many real estate agents can attest, it can also create a lucrative supplement to retirement income. Working as an […]

Investing in Your Career

Investing in Your Real Estate Career If you’re considering a real estate career or are new to the industry, please remember that, in this business, your success is in large part determined by how much “investment” you’re willing to make. The investment is primarily in time and effort, but you may need to invest some […]

Getting Started

What Does a Real Estate Career Entail? How Do I Get Started? So, you’ve just received your real estate license and are wondering, now what? Welcome to the industry! In a nutshell, here’s what you can typically expect: You’re usually not an employee of the broker you work for, but an independent contractor working on […]

Earning a License

The first professional requirement for a career in real estate is to earn a real estate license. A key component of this process involves passing a written exam. Although initial pre-real estate license training differs from state to state and is a prerequisite for entering real estate, ongoing training at all levels increases the ability […]

Becoming An Agent

A real estate career can be a rewarding choice for anyone, regardless of their level of professional or educational achievement. What you have done or learned prior to your real estate career can contribute to your success as an agent, but the common elements in most successful real estate careers are a sincere desire to […]