Real Estate Sales and Brokerage –
A career in real estate attracts thousands of new people of all ages each year. Real estate has proven to be an exciting and rewarding occupation. The cost to train and get equipped for real estate is minimal in comparison to almost any other profession. Despite the low cost to enter the real estate business, the financial rewards can be extremely lucrative.
Regardless of your age, occupational background, or educational background, you can succeed in the real estate. If you are young, you will likely have an advantage with your knowledge of the use of technology and the ability to communicate with the increasing numbers of young homebuyers. Realtor® Magazine publishes and annual article entitled “30 Under 30” which describes incredible success stories of real estate professionals who have not yet become 30 years old. The magazine applauds the youthful practitioners – many just out of their teenage years, and states that there is no shortage of candidates each year for the articles.
If you are retiring from another career, you can utilize all of the knowledge and skills that you have acquired over the years to assist others in buying and selling real estate. Your seasoned and more mature approach to life may offer substantial benefit in providing specialty services or in directing your attention to segments of the market such as retirement houses, second homes, etc.
What about timing, is this a good time to start a career in real estate? Absolutely! There is never a bad time to get into real estate. Each year thousands of real estate professionals retire or otherwise leave the business. Even if market activity slows, swings in the market are typical and short-lived. Even during the “slow” periods, hundreds of thousands of properties change ownership.
Remember – the real estate industry is no different from any other profession or occupation. Most real estate practitioners are doing an average job. To succeed all you have to be is a little better than average.
Regardless of your background, the online courses provide, in an easy to understand format, real estate principles and practices as required by the license law. The focus of the course is on education and training – providing a thorough understanding of the material will assist you in preparing to successfully pass the state exam and get you started on your career in real estate.
Don’t wait – get started today on your career as a real estate professional!
Real Estate Appraiser –
Money Magazines #8 Best Job in America in 2006. Appraisal services can be the sole focus on the appraiser’s business or appraisals can be performed as a specialty along with real estate broker services.
Real estate appraisers assist property owners (or prospective property owners) with a number of real estate related decisions. Appraisers can assist sellers to identify a reasonable list price for a property needing to be sold. Appraisers also assist buyers with making reasonable offers on properties to be purchased. Mortgage lenders will rely on appraisals in making decisions regarding real estate loans.
Value estimates provided by appraisers are used in a number of ways including income tax, property tax, insurance, divorce, eminent domain, and numerous other ways. Real estate appraisers study real estate markets and the details of real estate transactions to learn what factors detract from or contribute to market activity.
Being a real estate appraiser can be an exciting and lucrative career with very little startup costs in terms of education, training and equipment.
You can start today, why wait? Learn how to be a real estate appraiser today!
Home Inspection –
This is one of the fastest growing businesses in America. It is one of several short cuts that real estate provides to allow entrepreneurs to get into business for themselves.
Home inspectors make a detailed visual inspection of real estate improvements for their clients. The clients are provided a report of the inspection which the client will use to make decisions regarding the real property.
Inspections can be used to assist a seller of property. Often, property deficiencies are not discovered until a property is under contract – factors such as that can create difficulties for sellers and cause buyers to be disinterested. Inspections performed prior to offering the property for sale can permit repair of the items – eliminating issues later – and proper pricing of the property taking into account condition and repairs needed.
Naturally, anyone purchasing real estate would want to have an inspector provide a detailed report as to readily observable deficiencies existing in the property. This will minimize the opportunity that a purchaser will be faced with unexpected costs to repair items that should have been revealed with a careful inspection of the property.
As with real estate sales and appraisal, home inspection offers enormous income potential despite the relative low cost of education, training, and equipment.
What are you waiting for? Get started today!
About AREA –
America's Real Estate Academy is a multi-state licensed and accredited real estate sales broker, real estate sales associate, appraisal, home inspection, and CE course provider. AREA offers online and classroom courses designed to start you on the path to a rewarding and successful real estate career as an independent real estate sales broker, real estate sales agent, appraiser and/or home inspector! Our curriculum focuses on the skills necessary to compete in today's real estate sales, appraisal, and home inspection markets. In addition to the educational opportunities and license and certification exam prep courses, AREA provides an extensive array of continuing education courses that are meaningful and geared to allow you to excel beyond your competitors.
Through partnerships with product suppliers, AREA is also able to provide products needed for success often at substantial discounts. Products include: WinTotal Alamode appraisal software, HomeGauge inspection software, InspectVue inspection software, Delmhorst moisture meter, Lufkin tape measure, Dimension Master measuring device, Qualifier Plus real estate calculator, Residential Building Code Check books, Visual Handbook, graph paper, Extech Carbon Monoxide Meter, and much more. Students receive special prices and can enroll in national organizations, such as the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF) and the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA), at significant price reductions. AREA is determined to consistently offer quality real estate education and affordable access to the professional tools needed for students to succeed. To visit the school store, click here.