Many real estate agents do very well at the job and they also make a good living from it. Real estate, when it is done right, can be one of the most profitable jobs one could have. You may be wondering exactly how you can get into the work. It is not just a matter of buying a lot of houses and turning them for a profit. That is something you can do but it is not the way to get a license for real estate.
As stated, the job is not buying and selling. It is definitely selling houses, condos, and owned apartments, but there is much more to go along. You may not think it takes much in the way of study and education to get that license. There are actually schools that can train you and teach you exactly how to get a real estate license. It is a matter of learning the ins and outs of the entire industry.
Some people do not even go through all the training and they may focus on a specific aspect of the job. For example, you specialize in appraisal. You could do inspections as well. Neither of these completely make you a full-fledged agent, but it may be one of the areas of the job you prefer. Otherwise, get all the training and officially get the license.
First, you get the education about all the processes, laws, standards, and regulations for being an agent in your state. Regulations vary from state to state. In fact, there is an exam you must pass in order to get your license and that exam will have to be taken for each state you want to sell homes in. There is a good reason for all of the regulations. Buyers expect to get a good home that meets all the building codes and laws.