Are you ready for a successful career in real estate?
Since 1776, U.S. real estate has doubled in value every 20 years — and, according to the latest survey by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), real estate salespersons with the REALTOR® designation earn almost twice as much annually as real estate agents without it.
Now, imagine working for yourself, as an independent contractor, in an industry that offers significant earning potential and allows you to become an integral part of your community. What if every day you were focused on helping people achieve The American Dream of owning a home?
It’s never too late to reap the rewards of real estate, if you’re an enterprising person. Become a REALTOR® today.
The only question is which of these roles is right for you:
Real Estate Agent: To become a real estate agent you must take a minimum number of classes and pass a test to earn your license, whether that license is as a sales professional, an associate broker, or a broker. A real estate agent is an independent contractor that works under a broker’s supervision.
REALTOR®: Anyone who earns a real estate license can call themselves a real estate agent. However, a real estate agent who joins the New York State and local Associations — and becomes a member of NAR, pledging an oath to uphold NAR’s professional standards and Code of Ethics — is a REALTOR® and entitled to all the benefits of membership.
Real Estate Broker: A broker is a real estate agent who has completed additional coursework; meets the sales requirements of the New York State Department of Licensing Services; and has passed a broker’s licensing exam. Brokers can work alone or enlist other agents to work with them.
Whether you’re out scouting houses for buyers, brainstorming quick fixes to improve a home’s curb appeal, or negotiating on behalf of your client to get the best terms possible, there’s nothing boring about being a REALTOR®. There is no standard day-to-day, since you set the schedule and determine your priorities.