Summer is coming to an end and it is back to school time once again. While you are getting the kids ready to embark on a new school year, why not take the opportunity yourself to embark on an exciting new career? If you think you do not have the time or the money to train for a new career, you might be surprised to find how convenient and affordable it is to start a career in real estate.
The cost of a college degree is staggering. If you are sending kids off to college you know how the expenses can mount quickly. Many people graduate with their degree after a couple of years, but that is all they walk away with. Earning a two year degree promises no definite job opportunity and will leave you tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Earning a higher degree in the hopes of securing a higher paying job will take four or more years and debt possibly in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In contrast, earning a real estate license in most states in the country will take under a thousand dollars and just a few weeks to begin a career with incredible income potential.
Generally the requirements to qualify for the real estate exam are simple. Most states require that you are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. Many states also require that you undergo a background check or fingerprinting. The real estate course hours required to be able to sit for the licensing exam will vary depending on what state you live in, but you will find that no matter what state you are in the completion of the real estate training will not take more than a few months at most.
Online real estate schools make earning a real estate license even more convenient. Your courses are available to you 24 hours a day from anyplace that has an internet connection. This offers the ultimate in convenience and puts the pace of starting your new career in your own hands. If you have the time to put into your studies, you could be ready to sit for the exam in just a few weeks. If you can only put in the hours when you find the time, it might take a little longer. No matter what your schedule, you can start your courses when the kids go back to school and be ready to start your new career in real estate before they are on winter break.
The real estate industry has created more wealth than any other industry in the nation. As the real estate market continues to stabilize and start on its comeback, there is more opportunity than ever for those with their real estate license. There is no other career path that offers such rewards with so little investment of time and money. Get back to school with the kids and be on your way to an exciting new career in real estate.
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About David Goldstein — David Goldstein is an Owner and Founding Partner of Express Schools, LLC. which operates online education providers Real Estate Express, Insurance License Express and License Tutor. Follow him on Twitter.