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Pros and Cons of Working in Real Estate Part-Time

Pros and Cons of Working in Real Estate Part-Time

If you’re considering a career in real estate part-time, it’s probably for one of two reasons – either you’re looking for a side hustle, or you want to start as a part-time real estate agent with the goal of transitioning to full-time real estate eventually.

Is it worth getting into real estate part-time? How much money can you make? Why is it a good idea, and what are the challenges and problems you’ll run into?

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FREE eBook: How to Start a Successful Career in Real Estate

FREE eBook: How to Start a Successful Career in Real Estate

Starting any new career is an exciting and challenging opportunity. Transitioning to a career in real estate is an especially exciting choice. With endless earning potential, a self-built schedule, multiple career paths, and abundant opportunities, you may wonder why you did not decide to start your real estate career sooner.

Our eBook, The Complete Guide to Starting a Successful Career in Real Estate, answers many questions that will help you have a successful real estate career.

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The 9 Hardest Parts of Being a Real Estate Agent

The 9 Hardest Parts of Being a Real Estate Agent

Before considering a career as a real estate agent, it's a good idea to ask, “Is being a real estate agent hard?”

While there are many reasons to choose a career in real estate, it is important to remember that a real estate agent overcomes many hurdles before their career can take off.

Here are nine of the most challenging aspects of being a real estate agent and ways to overcome them.

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What Can You Do With a Real Estate License?

What Can You Do With a Real Estate License?

You've successfully passed the exam and earned your real estate license. What's next?

While your first thought might be to get started helping clients buy and sell homes, real estate licenses are actually pretty versatile. From managing properties to assessing values, helping with mortgages, and getting into real estate investments, getting licensed can lead to a myriad of exciting career paths.

In this blog, we’ll explore the different career options available to you as a real estate professional to help you decide your next move with your new real estate license!

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Real Estate Agent vs. Real Estate Broker - What’s the Difference?

Real Estate Agent vs. Real Estate Broker - What’s the Difference?

If you are new to the industry or are considering starting a career in real estate, you may have wondered what the difference is between a real estate agent and a real estate broker.

The terms “agent” and “broker” are often used interchangeably and involve overlapping responsibilities, so it's easy to confuse the two roles.

However, the two titles are distinct. So, what's the difference? Continue reading to find out.

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Missouri Real Estate Exam - Study Guide, Practice Questions, & Locations

Missouri Real Estate Exam - Study Guide, Practice Questions, & Locations

Embarking on a career in real estate is an exciting journey, but before you can help clients find their dream homes, you’ll need to conquer the Missouri Real Estate Exam. This pivotal step on your path to becoming a licensed agent can be challenging, but fear not. From learning how to schedule your exam to practice questions, this comprehensive guide is here to tell you everything you need to know to prepare for the big test.  

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Oklahoma Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

Oklahoma Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

Are you looking to start a new career in real estate? Do you need to pass the Oklahoma real estate exam? Without any help or guidance, this can prove difficult. However, with the right information and the right license exam prep course, passing the Oklahoma real estate exam becomes much easier. 

In this blog, we’ll provide you with all the information needed to understand the Oklahoma Real Estate Salesperson Exam, and we even include essential study materials and the most frequently asked questions about taking the exam. 

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How Long Is Real Estate School?

How Long Is Real Estate School?

You might be able to become a real estate agent faster than other careers. This is because taking your pre-licensing education courses online is easier, faster, and more cost-effective than earning a traditional degree from a college or university. 

So, how long is real estate school, and how long does it take to get a license? View our license timeline and discover the factors that affect how long it takes to become a real estate agent below.

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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Real Estate License in Texas?

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Real Estate License in Texas?

Being a real estate agent doesn’t require a college degree or the tuition costs that come along with it. That doesn’t mean getting your real estate license is free. From submitting an application to taking your exam, there will be a few fees along the way.

Continue reading to learn more about how much it really costs to become a real estate agent in the Lone Star State.

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How To Become A Montana Real Estate Agent

How To Become A Montana Real Estate Agent

Real estate offers a dynamic and fulfilling career path. Instead of being stuck at a desk, you engage in various activities like meeting clients, exploring properties, analyzing market trends, and staging homes. In Montana, you can pursue either a real estate salesperson license or a broker license. 

In this blog, we’ll outline the steps to help you kick-start your real estate career in Montana and receive your Montana real estate license. 

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8 Reasons to Become a Real Estate Agent in 2024

8 Reasons to Become a Real Estate Agent in 2024

Working as a real estate agent can be a lucrative and rewarding career to pursue, especially if you like working with people. Whether you want to switch careers entirely or simply work as an agent part-time, there are plenty of reasons to enter the industry in the coming year.

In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of the job and offer some helpful tips for entering the industry.

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What Are the Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent in Texas?

What Are the Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent in Texas?

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the opportunities to become a successful real estate agent. With its diverse cities and thriving property markets, it’s not a surprise that many agents would want to work in the Lone Star State.

But Texas is the largest state in the continental U.S., with over a thousand incorporated cities. How do you know where is the best place to work? Here, we'll discuss the best areas for you to be a real estate agent.

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VanEd vs Kaplan: Which Real Estate School Should You Choose?

VanEd vs Kaplan: Which Real Estate School Should You Choose?

Which real estate school in Colorado is right for you? Learn about the two leading real estate schools, VanEd and Kaplan, and which school you should for your real estate education.

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Colorado Real Estate Exam - Practice Questions, Locations, & Pass Rates

Colorado Real Estate Exam - Practice Questions, Locations, & Pass Rates

In order to become a real estate agent in Colorado and represent buyers and sellers in the real estate transaction process, you must pass the Colorado Real Estate Exam.

In this post, you will find all the information you need to know about the examination as well as our most frequently asked questions including where to take the  test, what to expect on the exam, and what the pass rates are for the top online schools.

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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Real Estate License in Each State?

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Real Estate License in Each State?

Have you been interested in starting a new career in real estate? Here are the fees and costs to get a real estate license listed for all 50 states.

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Virginia Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

Virginia Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

If you’re interested in becoming a real estate agent in Virginia, you’re in the right place. Working in real estate can be a rewarding and exciting career. But in order to get started, you’ll need to pass your Virginia real estate exam. While that may sound overwhelming, the experience can be made a lot easier when you’re better prepared.

In today's article, we'll discuss everything you need to know to prepare for the Virginia Real Estate Salesperson Exam.

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Real Estate Math Formulas, Practice Questions, & Examples

Real Estate Math Formulas, Practice Questions, & Examples

For some people, math can be intimidating. While you might think you can avoid the subject when working in real estate, there’s actually a lot of math you’ll use in your day-to-day life as an agent. There will also be a few math questions on your real estate exam.

Below, we've put together a partial study guide for real estate math that includes formulas, practice questions and answers, as well as examples you might see on your exam or in your career as a real estate agent.

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Setting Real Estate Goals for 2024

Setting Real Estate Goals for 2024

The end of the year comes with holiday festivities and celebrations. But it's also a time for reflecting on the previous year while you plan for the one ahead. While many people may make New Year's resolutions, they sometimes don't make them specific enough to make them last.

If you're thinking of making any professional resolutions for your real estate career, we're here to help. In this blog, we'll share some tips on how to make feasible goals to help you succeed in 2024. 

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Staging and Decor Tips for the Holidays

Staging and Decor Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and you may be thinking of gifts, snow, and family. However, for real estate agents, this time of year provides a unique opportunity to showcase homes in a cozy and inviting light, making potential buyers feel right at home. 

In this blog, we’ll share creative home staging and decoration techniques you can incorporate to showcase your properties during this holiday season to attract potential buyers.

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What is the Standard Commission for a Realtor?

What is the Standard Commission for a Realtor?

There are plenty of reasons why someone would want to become a real estate agent. Whether it’s because they want more flexibility in their work schedule or just like the thought of an entirely new career path, more and more people are deciding to take the leap and get their real estate license.

Another reason people might be open to a real estate career is the unlimited income potential. Instead of your typical salary, agents receive a commission for every sale they make.

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Year-End Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis

Year-End Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis

As we approach 2024, it's the perfect time to analyze this year’s real estate market and what we can expect in the coming years. This year, the supply of homes remained at near all-time lows, particularly for entry-level properties. This situation led to a maintained strong demand, leading to increased home prices

In this blog, we’ll analyze further this year's real estate market trends, identify key insights, and discuss how this will impact the coming year. 

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How Agents Can Effectively Leverage ChatGPT: Benefits and Warnings

How Agents Can Effectively Leverage ChatGPT: Benefits and Warnings

The rising popularity of AI-powered chatbots cannot be ignored. While many might feel ChatGPT has little to offer them, it can be a valuable tool for real estate agents. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to revolutionize the way real estate agents interact with clients, enhance their efficiency, and provide valuable insights. However, like any powerful tool, there are benefits to be gained and precautions to consider when leveraging ChatGPT in the real estate industry.

Continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of using ChatGPT in your real estate career.

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5 Steps to Winning the Listings Race

5 Steps to Winning the Listings Race

When you're trying to build a successful career in real estate, half of the battle is your ability to secure a listing.

The problem? All the other real estate agents near you are trying to win clients from a limited pool of sellers. This means you need a strategy for coming out on top.

Below are five essential steps to ensure you stand out in the competitive real estate market.

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How to Land Your First Client as a New Real Estate Agent

How to Land Your First Client as a New Real Estate Agent

Kickstarting a career in real estate is an exciting and sometimes daunting process. One of the most challenging parts can be landing your first client.

Luckily, there's no magic trick to getting your first client; it just involves a lot of hustle. Below, you'll learn a few of the most fruitful ways to generate prospective leads. Be relentless and consistent, and your first client will appear.

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Nebraska Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

Nebraska Real Estate Exam - Practice Tests, Locations, & Pass Rates

Working toward becoming a Nebraska real estate agent is an exciting but challenging process. In particular, preparing for the Nebraska real estate exam can be stressful. For some, it's the biggest obstacle standing between them and their dream job.

That's where we come in. In this blog, we'll review everything you need to know to prepare for the Nebraska Real Estate Salesperson Exam.

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Expert Strategies to Negotiate a Better Price on a Home

Expert Strategies to Negotiate a Better Price on a Home

Making connections, staging properties, and hosting open houses are just some of the many duties of a real estate agent. But not every sale is easy. When it comes to selling a property, sellers naturally want to get the highest selling price possible. On the other hand, buyers aim to pay the least amount they can. That’s where negotiating comes in. 

Keep reading for tips on how to help you negotiate a better price on a home for your clients and close more deals!

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What Is an Arm’s Length Sale in Real Estate?

What Is an Arm’s Length Sale in Real Estate?

When it comes to dealing with real estate, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, there are various terms and concepts that you need to familiarize yourself with to navigate the market successfully. One such concept that holds significant importance is the notion of an "arm's length sale." 

In this blog, we'll explain what an arm's length sale is, why it matters, and we’ll look at an example. By the end of this blog, you will be equipped with the knowledge of how an arm’s length sale real estate transaction works. 

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What is the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

What is the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

Part of being a successful real estate agent is being knowledgeable in the industry so you can always give your clients the most accurate information. Understanding the legal aspects of property ownership is one of the many topics a real estate agent should know inside and out. Two terms that often come up in transactions are "title" and "deed." While these terms are somewhat related and even used interchangeably, they refer to distinct property rights aspects.

This comprehensive guide will explore the difference between a title and a deed and how they impact real estate transactions. Whether you are a seasoned real estate agent or a newcomer to the industry, this knowledge will empower you to serve your clients better and navigate the complexities of property transfers.

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Who Pays the Realtor Fees in Each State?

Who Pays the Realtor Fees in Each State?

If you're thinking about diving into the world of real estate, or if you're already working as a real estate agent, you might be wondering who pays the broker fees in each state. It's an important question to ask, as these costs can vary significantly from one state to the next. It’s also best to know the answer to let your client know if they’re the one who needs to pay for these fees.

In this article, we'll take a closer look at what realtor fees are, how much they can set a client back, and where that money comes from.

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Texas Home Staging Steps: How to Stage and Sell Your Home

Texas Home Staging Steps: How to Stage and Sell Your Home

Everyone wants to get the best possible price when selling their home. In order to do this, you’ll have to show your house to its best advantage to attract the right buyer.

Home staging can make a huge difference in accomplishing that goal. In this article, we’ll give you some tips and tricks for staging your home in the Lone Star State.

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