This is a really common question that our office answers each and every day. Being a real estate agent can be a rewarding, exciting and fulfilling career choice. You get to make your own hours and your compensation is limited only by the amount of work you are willing to put in.
A real estate license in California allows you to sell residential and commercial properties. It also allows you to engage in property management activities and sell businesses! There are a bunch of other things too like selling mineral, oil and gas rights, but most people sell houses.
This is totally dependent on the amount of work you are willing to do and the market you choose to sell in. Higher priced markets can be upwards of $20,000 per deal!
In order to obtain a California salesperson license, you need to take three 45 hour courses. The classes are
1. Real Estate Principles
2. Real Estate Practice
3. An elective course that you pick from a list.
NOTE: If you have taken economics, accounting or business law in college, no matter how long ago and you passed with a "C" or better, the elective may not need to be taken again! Call our office with any questions. Once you finish these courses, you pass the real estate exam, go through a background check and you will be issued a license! Call our office to discuss salesperson options today!