Licensed Brokers Dominates Real Estate Investment

By: Sandra Stammberger

Why Real Estate?

Anyone can be rich in real estate. That is why many individuals are engaging themselves in such type of investment.

Investing in real estate does not necessarily mean that you must be an investment banker or a hotshot executive. You just need to be dedicated to your goal and commit to it.

Real estate can lead you to great wealth. It is not just another get-rich-quick system. You need to learn its most vital principles, and then wisely put them to practice in the real world.

So are you ready to be a real estate broker?

Role of a Real Estate Broker

Their role is to find sellers for those who want to purchase properties and finding buyers for those trying to sell properties. They assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms. They also assist buyers by helping them purchase property for the best possible price under the best terms.

In United States, a person who wants to be a real estate broker is required to have a license just like other professionals.

Real Estate Licensees and Realtors

There are two levels of real estate professionals licensed by the individual states:

1. If you are licensed to become a real estate agent, you will have a real estate sales person license from the state where you will practice. To have such license, you must pass some specific coursework and then pass a state exam on real estate sales.

2. After getting experience in real estate sales, you may decide to have a real estate broker license. More coursework and a broker's state exam on real estate must be passed.

Upon getting a broker's license, you may continue to work for another broker to become in charge of your own brokerage and be able to hire other salesperson licensees.

Becoming a Real Estate Broker

In order for you to succeed in real estate investment, you might consider getting your real estate license and later on, your broker's license.

Having it is not as difficult as you might imagine. Each state have its own set of regulations, but the process is much similar to different states.

The benefits you can get if you have a real estate broker's license can be classified into four categories.

• Commissions that can be earned

• Having an access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) can help you locate properties easily and quickly. You can also use the data obtained from the MLS for your market analysis of the property.

• You can gain more control of the transaction. Once you are a licensed broker, you will not rely on the services of a third party to search for properties, execute documents, or generally guide the transaction.

• Properties can now be listed for sale under your control. If the time comes for you to dispose a property, you would not need to rely on another person to list it on the MLS. It will also gain you commission savings as well.

Obtaining a broker’s license will give you the advantage in real estate investment. The effort in obtaining such a license will be rewarded with the very first transaction in which you earn a commission.

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S. Stammberger is the editor of Seized Real Estate Online. Learn everything about seized real estate sold by public auction.

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