5 Things to Do Before You Get a Real Estate License

Dated: July 25 2022

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A career in real estate can be highly rewarding, both financially and personally. But to become a credible real estate agent, you'll need to get a license. 

However, not everyone with a real estate license is living their best life - that's because a license is not all you need to be successful. Here are five things you need to do before getting licensed to lay out the foundations of success for your real estate career:

Build a Database of Potential Clients

Building a client database is something that a real estate agent does throughout the lifetime of their career. Why? Because a database is the source of business and income! If you’re new to the field, start by asking your friends and family if they know anyone who's looking for a property. You can also search online for leads or attend local real estate events to build your network.

Research Your Industry

The real estate industry is easy to enter but hard to master. So, before you get your license, research the industry as a whole. This means learning about the different types of real estate, the players involved, and the process of buying and selling property. It's also critical to understand the legalities involved in property transactions so that you can give your clients the best advice and build their trust.

Organize Your Finances

You'll need money to get your business off the ground! This includes funds for marketing, lead generation, and administrative costs. You may also need money for licensing fees and Continuing Education (CE) courses. So, make sure that you have your finances in order to sustain your budding career.

Work on Your Branding

Your personal brand is what sets you apart from other agents in your market - it's how you present yourself to the world and attract clients. So, work on developing your brand before you get your license. This includes creating a professional online presence and honing your marketing skills so that you can present the best version of yourself to the world!


Partner With a Reputable Brokerage

Who you partner with can really make a difference in your real estate career. Choose a reputable brokerage that provides the services, support, training, and mentorship you need to succeed. 

If you’re not already doing so, partner with a real estate brokerage that cares about your growth and success. No matter where you live, if you're exploring your options and looking for a brokerage that’s able to train, support, mentor, provide resources, and help you leverage technology, we would love to partner with you at eXp Realty! Call us at 512-761-6423 and start your journey today!

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Julie Nelson

Licensed since 1999, Julie is a real estate veteran in Austin, TX, brokered by eXp Realty. Realtor, trainer, coach, industry author, career strategist, Julie serves buyers and sellers throughout the ....

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