Appraisal and/or Real Estate License Helpful?

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Hello everyone - I am moving to Georgia in a few short weeks and am starting a new career.  I was wondering if any investors out there have found it helpful to have a real estate license and/or appraisal license?  

I am not interested in working for a broker and selling real estate, rather I would use this for the future purchase of investment properties.  

Have any of you found it helpful to hold any type of real property licensure?  Or, do you think it would be useful?

Prachel,

I was never considered getting my RE salesperson license. However, once I came to this site and after managing two properties, I definitely think getting your license would be helpful as an investor since you will be able to control the deal. Meaning you can increase the speed of searching the MLS, touring the property, and the putting in a contract on a property without having to wait for anyone. So yes I think it would really useful depending on how you plan to find investment properties.

Anil

Anil Samuel, Real Estate Agent in MD (#653695)
240-449-4118

Anil, you put into words exactly what I was thinking.  I have a question - can I write my own (cash) deals without having to run them through a broker?

Often the answer is yes but it depends on the broker you work for.  Discuss it up front.  Some brokers are very accommodating.  

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