The sales of existing homes had their best month in years in December of 2010, with sales up 12.3% nationwide. Some areas of the country saw increases well over 20%. One thing that is certain is that the housing market is slowly but surely gaining momentum. If you have ever considered a career in real estate, there has never been a better time to get in on the action.
Many people cannot believe how easy and affordable it is to start a career in real estate. With just a couple of months of real estate courses and for an investment of just a few hundred-dollars, you could be well on your way to earning commissions you never thought possible.
The truth is that getting your real estate license in so affordable, it would be worth the investment to get one even if the only sale you were ever involved in was your own house. Think about it; the average commission on the sale of the home is 6%. That is a $12000.00 commission on a $200,000.00 home. If you spent $500.00 earning a real estate license, you can see that the payday is a significant one.
Getting your real estate license is easier than ever with the availability of online real estate schools. Most states have approved online real estate schools that will offer all of the real estate courses required to take the real estate license exam. By using an online real estate school, you will have access to your real estate course materials 24 hours a day. You will be able to complete your real estate training any time of the day or night, as long as you can access a computer.
If you cannot always access the internet, some online real estate schools offer even greater convenience by offering real estate course availability on your Smartphone. With no apps required, you can access the course materials from your iPhone, Blackberry or other Android powered cell phone. Completing the required real estate course hours is more convenient than any other career-training program offering comparable income generating possibilities.
Finding a career with opportunity and income security is not easy in today’s economy. Careers in real estate are expected to grow substantially over the next 5-8 years. Finding an online real estate school today could have you ready to start a brand new career in time for the spring season.
With a minimal investment of money and just a couple of months, 2011 could be the year that changes everything. Whether you use your license to buy one house, work part time, or start a brand new career, there has never been a better time to get your real estate license no matter where in the country you call
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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.