Top Ten Real Estate Career Questions

Ten common questions every agent has when they start out.

Real Student Questions

When considering a new career, lots of questions come to mind. Here are the practical answers to the most commonly asked real estate career questions.

1. What are the requirements to get my real estate license?

Requirements for mandatory hours of education vary by state. OnCourse Learning Real Estate offers full packages including everything you need to prepare for your state exam, including courses to assist with exam prep tools. Browse our real estate pre-licensing classes or view your state’s license requirements.

2. Where can I get my real estate license?

With OnCourse Learning Real Estate, you can take your real estate courses anytime and anywhere. No time in a classroom is required. Completion of our pre-license course qualifies you to take the state licensing exam.

3. How much does it cost to get my real estate license?

The investment to get your real estate license is much less than the average cost of a 2-year ($16,000) or 4-year ($32,000) degree — over 90% less. Multiple packages are available at different pricing levels ensuring that you will find one to meet both your needs and your budget. See the course offerings available in your area. 

4. How do I get my real estate license?

Getting your real estate license is as easy as completing the following simple steps:

  • Pick Your Package

    OnCourse Learning Real Estate offers multiple options for packages for pre-license education. Choose the level of package in your state that best fits your needs. Keep in mind that packages containing our exam prep product Prep xL not only help you best prepare for your exam, they also come with the Pass the First Time Guarantee.

  • Start Learning

    You can access your courses anytime, anywhere. Study at you own pace — as fast as you want or as your schedule allows.

  • Finish the Course & Pass the Course Exam

    Great job!

  • Submit Your Course Certificate & Sit for Your State Exam

    Depending on your state, you will either need to submit your certificate or it will be electronically filed for you. Some states require you to take a proctored exam in person while others allow for you to take the state exam online. Review your state requirements and check with your state's regulatory commission to see their specific process.

  • Get Your License

    You passed your state exam! Congratulations! You are officially now a licensed real estate agent.

5. Do I have to sit in a classroom to take my real estate courses?

Absolutely not! With OnCourse Learning Real Estate, take the courses to earn your real estate license anytime and anywhere. You can learn and study when it fits your schedule and from the comfort of your own home, your favorite coffee shop, on your lunch break or when your kids are napping. No time in a classroom is required.

6. Where do I take my state licensing exam for real estate?

This varies by state. Visit our license requirements page where you'll find a link to each state's licensing commission under the state's name. There you should be able to find the most accurate and up-to-date regarding real estate state exam details.

7. Are the requirements the same for commercial and residential real estate agents?

Yes, the foundation of education is the same to get your initial license. At OnCourse Learning Real Estate, we offer continuing education specific to the needs and interests of commercial real estate agents, too.

8. What makes a good real estate agent?

Some of the characteristics of successful agents include:

  • Hardworking

  • Perform Well Under Pressure

  • Enjoy Socializing

  • People-person

  • Ambitious

  • Self-starter

  • Trustworthy

  • Adaptable

  • Creative

  • Competitive

Do this sound like you? Want to become a real estate agent?

9. How long does it take to become a real estate agent?

The time required depends on the state; however, it is a much faster timeline than careers requiring a 2 or 4 year college degree before you can get started. You can earn your real estate license in weeks or months versus years. Visit our license requirements page where you can find the rules and regulations specific to your location.

10. How much does a real estate agent make?

The average yearly income for a real estate agent is $82,000.* One of the large benefits of real estate is that you are not limited to an hourly wage or a yearly salary. There is no limit to your potential income.

*Indeed.com on 11/8/18