Is It Time For a New Career? Why Real Estate Might Be For You

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New Year’s is a time of reflection. A time to conduct an honest inventory of what you accomplished the previous year and which things are in need of a change. For a lot of people, their career is one thing that is top-of-list when it comes to things that could use a makeover. 

Whether you are looking for a job with more responsibility, more flexibility, or more income potential, a career in real estate may be for you. People decide to get into real estate for a variety of reasons. No matter what your personal reason(s) may be, a career in real estate can be your ticket to a new and improved you. 

In order to help people kick start their new careers in real estate, we are offering a $1,500 sweepstakes to help one lucky winner take their career to the next level in our “New Year, New Career” campaign. 

If you’re interested in an exciting and rewarding career as a licensed real estate agent, enter to win today!

Free Guide: Is a career in real estate right for you? Download our free Real Estate Career Switch Kit to find out. 

What would you do with a $1,500 to kickstart your career? 

We’ve come up with a list of 10 practical and fun ways to spend your 1.5K. 

#1: Pre-licensing education

The first step to becoming a real estate agent is to complete your pre-licensing education. Our highly-rated and state-accredited courses that you need in order to take the real estate license exam. Plus, with our “pass or don’t pay” guarantee, we take the guesswork out of this important preliminary step. 

#2: Post-licensing education

Some states require that you complete post-licensing education once you have passed your real estate license exam. You can find out if your state requires post-licensing education on our website.

#3: Marketing materials for your new business

Especially if you are new to the industry, it is important to get your name out and around in the community once you have your real estate license. Marketing materials such as business cards, brochures, flyers, and door hangers are great ways to go about this. Whenever you meet someone new, let them know that you are a licensed real estate agent. You never know where it may lead you. 

Here are some affordable services to get started: 

#4: New office space or desk

One of the perks of being a real estate agent is that you can work from the comfort of your own home. So, why not use this extra cash to go all out on a new desk space to keep you focused and motivated throughout the day. IKEA and Wayfair have a large selection of desks at various price points. 

If working from home is not your thing, consider becoming a member of a co-working space like WeWork. Not only is this a great way to get out of the house, but the opportunities to make new connections and generate leads are boundless. 

FREE Guide: Prepare for your new real estate career with this free Start-Up Costs for Your First Year in Real Estate worksheet.

#5: New computer

There aren’t many jobs in today’s workplace that don’t require a computer. So, having a fast and powerful laptop or desktop is critical to working as a real estate agent. Plus, it could be deducted as a work expense when it comes to filing your taxes.

#6: Pre-licensing education

The first step to becoming a real estate agent is to complete your pre-licensing education. Our highly-rated and state-accredited courses that you need in order to take the real estate license exam. Plus, with our “pass or don’t pay” guarantee, we take the guesswork out of this important preliminary step. 

#7: Post-licensing education

Some states require that you complete post-licensing education once you have passed your real estate license exam. You can find out if your state requires post-licensing education on our website.

#8: Continuing education

Once you have your real estate license, you will need to complete continuing education credits in order to maintain your license. Each state has different requirements with some requiring continuing education every year while some require it every two years. Luckily, we have you covered on that, too. 

#9: Conference tickets and travel

Attending industry conferences is a great way to learn more about the industry and to make connections with other real estate agents. You may even find a mentor

#10: Personal website

In addition to printed marketing materials, a personal website is a must for real estate agents. Luckily, you don’t have to be a developer to create a visually-pleasing and effective website. Services like Wix and Squarespace have affordable templates at a variety of price points (including free options!). Check out this blog post for more website tips. 

#11: New wardrobe 

Real estate agents need to be professional and presentable to clients and that includes your appearance. A new wardrobe is a fun way to put your best foot forward as a newly licensed real estate agent. 

#12: Professional development and coaching

One of the characteristics that successful real estate agents have is their willingness to learn and stay on top of trends. Fortunately, we provide nationally-rated coaching which you can buy separately or as part of a pre-licensing package. Our sister school, McKissock Learning, also has a wide range of online courses and webinars to help you succeed. 

So, if you’re ready to change your life and kickstart your career in real estate, enter to win this amazing offer! Offer ends January 31, 2020, so enter now!

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