How to become a successful real estate agent

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April 12, 2018

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The 12 essential things to know about becoming a real estate agent will be revealed during free “Starting a New Career in Real Estate” webinars hosted by OnCourse Learning. These one-hour webinars, hosted by top real estate agents, are conveniently scheduled during the lunch hour and evenings.

“For anyone considering a new career or joining the real estate industry, attending one of these webinars on becoming a real estate agent will provide a wealth of information,” said Brian Sholly, executive vice president of real estate for OnCourse Learning. “These webinars are invaluable as they provide a blueprint of what to do and what to expect when entering this potentially lucrative field.”

The first daytime “Starting a New Career in Real Estate” webinar scheduled for noon ET April 25. All of the free daytime webinars will be presented by OnCourse Learning Education Manager Richard Gallegos, DREI, CDEI, who is a licensed real estate associate broker and licensed contractor.

The first evening webinar is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET April 17. All of the free evening webinars will be presented by real estate veteran Ed Mitchell, who also has been a broker, appraiser, instructor, and executive coach.

Learn what it takes to be a successful real estate agent

During the webinars, Gallegos and Mitchell will provide insight on the following questions:

  • What is a real estate agent?
  • What are the responsibilities of an agent?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of being in the real estate profession?
  • Do I meet the requirements?
  • What qualities make a good real estate agent?
  • What types of jobs are available in the industry?
  • How do you get paid as a real estate agent?
  • What should income expectations be the first year?
  • How much does it cost to get a license?
  • How much does it cost to start a business?
  • How can a real estate education benefit me?
  • How do I get started?

Register for additional free webinars

If you are unable to attend the April webinars about becoming a successful real estate agent, click here to register for any of the additional free webinars listed below:

  • 7 p.m. ET Monday, May 14
  • 7 p.m. ET Monday, June 4
  • Noon ET Wednesday, May 23
  • Noon ET Wednesday, June 20

OnCourse Learning Real Estate is a trusted source of training, licensing and continuing education. It has helped more than 650,000 real estate, appraisal and home inspection professionals begin and advance their careers through a blend of e-learning, instructor-led courses and textbooks. To learn more, please contact 800-532-7649, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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