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Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Over the course of the last 25 years, Executive Homes Realty has developed a reputation as one of the most successful real estate agencies in the San Francisco area. The founder of Executive Homes Realty, Joseph Sabeh, has been named the premier realtor in residential sales on seven separate occasions by the Southern Alameda County Association of Realtors, indicating that he exceeded $20 million in sales in each of those years.

There are a number of steps an individual must take in order to become a professionally licensed real estate agent. The first step towards a license is, of course, education. Aspiring agents will need to a pass a license examination, so it’s critical to study the required material.

The second step, selecting a brokerage or real estate agency, must be completed before obtaining a license. After that comes test time – the individual must complete both a national and state exam in order to gain a license, and test fees can exceed $200.

After joining the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and becoming familiar with the local market, new agents should expect to spend at least $1,500 on new clothes, business cards, additional sales and real estate courses, and more. After that, all that is left is to build a credible portfolio.

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