Want to learn how to become a real estate agent in the USA and where to get a real estate education? Then read this article!
The real estate industry is much more than well-dressed agents who show homes for sale. This is a field of professionals who work on all aspects of the development, purchase, sale, financing and maintenance of real estate, whether commercial, residential or industrial.
In good and bad economic times, clients rely on the services of real estate professionals, such as agents, brokers and appraisers, to make profitable deals and protect their investments.
Regardless of whether the housing market is booming, real estate professionals with a high level of education and experience will always be in demand. A career in real estate thrives both in large cities and in small towns. With technological advances, some real estate professionals may have flexible schedules, the ability to work from home, and self-employment opportunities.
On average, entry-level real estate agents earn around 45,000 $ a year. For real estate brokers who have requirements for additional education, testing and experience, this figure approaches 58,210 $. In general, the highest 10% of agents in 2018 earned more than 112,610 $, and some agents earned much more.
To be eligible to become a licensed real estate agent, you must:
Be at least 18 or 19 years old;
Have a legal residence in the USA;
Take the necessary preliminary education;
Get a state examination of a real estate license.
Although real estate agents and brokers do not need to have a bachelor's degree (a high school diploma is required), financial transactions and responsibilities related to the sale of real estate are becoming more complex and more and more companies are choosing to hire university graduates.
SMAPSE can offer the following undergraduate programs among SMAPSE partners:
Arizona State University - 33,000 $ - main campus; 12,800 $ - Lake Havasu
PACE University - 45,832 $
Simmons University - 40,850 $
Tulsa University - 41,698 $
1. Business Administration ASU | Pace | Simmons | Tulsa | ASU Lake Havasu
Maketing ASU | Pace | Simmons | Tulsa
Finance ASU | Pace | Simmons | Tulsa
Real Estate minor ASU
ASU, Simmons and Tulsa universities can give partial grants for students up to 50%, Pace Westchester campus - up to 70%.
All universities actively accept documents all June.
At the graduate level, Arizona State University offers the following specialty:
Real Estate Development, MRED
Graduates of the program occupy the positions of middle and senior management in small and large investment companies.
Duration: 9 months
Cost of the entire program: 59,850 $.