Entry level real estate job

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Good afternoon Bigger Pockets members, 

I am interested in finding a job that will help me learn the real estate industry as well as help me save up so I could start real estate investing and build a career.  Just to give a little background about me, I have a finance degree but have been working as a manager in the fitness industry.  I have been in this industry for a while and I am ready to move on.  I am looking to find a full time, or even part time, job in the real estate industry so that I can learn more about how the industry runs.  I have been sending a lot of resumes out, mostly to property manager and  assistant property manager jobs.  I figure that a property manager position will give me the experience I am looking for so that when I start buying my own properties I am more knowledgeable and prepared.   The problem I am running into is that most of these positions require 2-5 years of real estate experience.  My management in fitness has taught me excellent customer service and sales skills and I think these would be very useful in the real estate industry.  

What other types of positions do you think I should apply to in order to learn and grow in the industry?

Thank you in advanced

Chris  

I started out as a marketing assistant to a Realtor. Then I moved onto a foreclosure team and working with a mortgage broker/Realtor. After putting enough money in his pocket I got my license. 

You could also start as a new agent at Keller Williams that offers great training, but realize that it will be 100% commission. 

Also, check your local title companies for classes. I go to several free classes a year; some are open to everyone. 

i think with a management position, you might have better luck than i did, especially with the degree in finance, but i just got a position as leasing agent. In charge of finding prospects to become residents. Im hoping to move up into management to start the real learning. but its a entry level position.

Originally posted by @Chris Puglisi:

Good afternoon Bigger Pockets members, 

I am interested in finding a job that will help me learn the real estate industry as well as help me save up so I could start real estate investing and build a career.  Just to give a little background about me, I have a finance degree but have been working as a manager in the fitness industry.  I have been in this industry for a while and I am ready to move on.  I am looking to find a full time, or even part time, job in the real estate industry so that I can learn more about how the industry runs.  I have been sending a lot of resumes out, mostly to property manager and  assistant property manager jobs.  I figure that a property manager position will give me the experience I am looking for so that when I start buying my own properties I am more knowledgeable and prepared.   The problem I am running into is that most of these positions require 2-5 years of real estate experience.  My management in fitness has taught me excellent customer service and sales skills and I think these would be very useful in the real estate industry.  

What other types of positions do you think I should apply to in order to learn and grow in the industry?

Thank you in advanced

Chris  

 Hey Chris

We are seasoned investors in Southern Calif., I recommend keep your full time job, that way money is still coming in.

Now post on craigslist  "seeking real estate investor" for mentoring. We are always training people for "FREE". We educate / We mentor / our trainees find the deals - we analyze the deal together. if we decide to fix n flip - we share the net profits - this is a way to get great training!!  

plus attend your local real estate clubs and meetups - attend 2 to 3 per week

start building your network with real estate professionals - first lesson

good luck brotha!!

Michael Rae

I never really thought about working as an agent at this point.  Always planned to get my license down the road to help grow my business.  

I have looked into a couple leasing agent jobs which might be where I have to start.  

Does anyone have experience or did they start out on the banking side of real estate? Maybe with a mortgage broker or a bank?

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