A few of the common questions people ask when considering a career in real estate are:
Sell means to influence or induce someone to make a purchase or to exchange something of value for money. At Prestige Homes, we prefer the latter definition.
We exchange knowledge, hard work and innovation performed with honesty and integrity to help our clients and customers achieve their real estate objectives for a reasonable fee.
Age, background, or previous experience doesn’t really matter if you have an attitude of success and the ability to treat people with honesty, integrity and understanding. You must also be willing to learn. While clients and customer wants and needs remain the same, the real estate industry is a constantly moving target with regular law, rule and technology changes. It is imperative that you are willing to “keep up” with a rapidly changing industry.
Besides honesty, integrity and understanding — do you possess the attitude of success?
Understanding what it takes is an important step to beginning and growing your real estate career. There are many different types of buyers and sellers, whose motivation to buy or sell is influenced by many different factors. Understanding that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to “selling” and being able to adapt is key to becoming a successful real estate professional.
If you have the right qualities, Prestige Homes can teach you the rest. You will train with a mentor who is certified with one of the largest real estate training systems in the country and learn from other very experienced agents. You will benefit from over three hundred years of combined experience, a team spirit and a willingness to help fellow team members!
Your training will consist of:
We love to watch the growth and success of our team. We specialize in providing our team with the support, knowledge and tools to have a very long, successful and rewarding career. Experienced agents and newcomers alike will benefit from our training and support.
As for the money question...it is directly related to your efforts. There is no time clock and no glass ceiling on earnings. No one can get in the way of a great reward, but you!
Choose the firm and broker you plan to affiliate with prior to starting the process. A good broker will be able to walk you through the entire process. Choosing or affiliating with a firm before you obtain your license is not required, but it will make the process so much easier.
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Virginia Department of Professional Regulation (VDPOR) require you to complete pre and post licensing courses. You can choose from a classroom setting or take the classes online.
When you have successfully completed your prelicensing courses, you must take the national and state exams. Those are administered locally. No travel required.
If you haven’t already chosen a broker, now it is a requirement. You will not be issued a license until you select and affiliate with a local firm and broker. All successful applicants are also required to be finger printed and have criminal background checks.
Once you are affiliated with a broker and firm, you will join a local, state and national association so you can have the privilege of using the REALTOR® designation and logo. Joining the associations is also required before you can participate in the local MLS.
Continuing education will be required during every two year license renewal period.
It does cost money to join the real estate industry in Tennessee. The following are some approximated costs:
When planning, don’t forget to include your initial advertising and operating costs. You will need reliable transportation, up to date technology and personal marketing materials.