How to Become a Real Estate Agent


If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about becoming a real estate agent. Or you already are one and have been practicing for years or even decades. In either case, it’s time that someone highlighted all the hard work it takes to follow this career path.

After all, most of us have heard someone, somewhere casually announce “but ANYONE can be a real estate agent!”

That’s simply not true. Becoming a real estate agent takes a lot of determination and hard work (a lot more than we could fit into one infographic, in fact). Whether you’re looking to get into the biz or are a practicing agent wanting to share your experience with others, this post is for you.

For a look at the financial side of this conversation, see How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?

How to become a real estate agent


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One thing that isn’t covered by the 5 steps on this infographic is financial preparedness. It can be a long time between your decision to become a real estate agent and the day you sell your first house, so we recommend stashing away a nest egg before beginning your journey.

Here at Point2, we can’t help you every step of the way, but we can help you with #5. When it comes time to begin marketing, make sure you’re getting the most exposure for your business without spending too much using the online marketing tools provided by Point2 Agent. Get listing syndication, social media tools, email campaigns, property sites and a killer real estate agent website all in one place! If you’re not already a member, click here to start your 30-day free trial now.

The road to becoming a real estate agent has many twists and turns, but the destination is worth it! Agents, what advice would you give to a friend who is thinking about getting into real estate?

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