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Old 09-28-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Default Do I need college for real estate career?

Is it a good idea to go to college and major in real estate or could i go to a specific school for real estate?


hmmmmmmmmmm.

help would be greatly appreciated.

:]
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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You do not NEED college for a career in Real Estate. HOWEVER, a business degree or courses in business will certainly help : )

shelly
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I know we have one Bachelor degree program in Oregon for Real Estate Studies. You don't need a degree in real estate to practice as a real estate agent. What you do depends on what your goals are.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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how long does it take to get your license then?


and thank you.

:]
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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if you can read & write you are just as qualified as nearly everyone else.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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It depends on what state you are in. In Oregon it is 120 hours and a 200 question test.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Okay.

well I asked because I wasnt sure.

I was gonna go for it and then I thought about if you needed a degree, or if someone had a degree they would think they were more qualified.

I guess I thought it might have been a matter of competition.

But now I get it.

I want to do something that involves working with people a lot. I love people. haha.

So I hope its a good career choice.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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In Texas you have to have a certain number of hours of specific courses and kinds of courses (and the courses I took qualified for college credit at the school I took them at and were transferable to the University of Texas, as well). Then you have to have a certain number of hours of continuing education each year in order to renew your license.

You don't have to have a degree. But you do have to have some education. How much depends on your state.

Our test has a state section, and a national section. You have to pass both.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You are in the Charlotte area?

I just posted this for another person asking about the NC license process and requirements.

College education is not a requirement.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Okay.

well I asked because I wasnt sure.

I was gonna go for it and then I thought about if you needed a degree, or if someone had a degree they would think they were more qualified.

I guess I thought it might have been a matter of competition.

But now I get it.

I want to do something that involves working with people a lot. I love people. haha.

So I hope its a good career choice.
I can say that when I making referrals to other agents across the country, I do look for folks that have college degrees first. If you graduated from college, there is a solid chance that you can at least spell check your contracts...
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