While much of Florida’s housing market continues to struggle, the third quarter numbers show a 15% increase in existing condominium sales statewide compared to the same period in 2009. Fourteen metro area markets in the state have each seen increases in condominium sales. Although the price drops are not great news for sellers, they are enticing buyers and investors into the Florida real estate market. As the economic situation in Florida begins to improve, so the housing market will follow. Jobs are crucial to the economic recovery, and the anticipated housing market recovery will create job opportunities for anyone with a valid Florida real estate license.
Earning a Florida real estate license is quick and easy. The general requirements are that you be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. There are 63 hours of real estate courses that must be completed with a minimum score of 70% on the final examination to qualify to sit for the Florida real estate license exam. With online real estate courses, you could complete the educational requirements in just a couple of week’s time. Online real estate schools allow you to have 24/7 access to the course materials from any place with an internet connection. If you cannot get to a computer, there are online real estate courses that can be accessed from your iPhone, Blackberry, or other Android powered Smartphone with no apps necessary.
No other career has the potential for income that a real estate career can offer without a college degree, let alone where you can be ready to get started in a matter of weeks. As if the convenience and income potential of a real estate career were not enough incentive to get your Florida real estate license, the cost of the real estate training and licensing fees are a fraction of the cost of a single college course.
Although the Florida housing market continues to have its challenges, experts agree that the housing market will really begin to see a rebound beginning in 2011. The timing is perfect to get started at the bottom and be ready to reap the rewards of a recovering real estate market.
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