DB from Chicago here! Summer is finally here, which means us Educators get a 1.5 month break!
In the spirit of taking action, one of my goals this summer is to get my real estate license. Chicago and some surrounding suburbs have some accelerated (2week) 90 hour classes to qualify for the state test.
What companies would YOU suggest?? Coldwell?? B&W? Keller Williams?
I am NOT looking to become an real estate broker in the traditional form; this is MORE so a tool to have in furthering my knowledge, aiding in bringing down some cost when purchasing, and networking.
DB from Chicago
You're much better off working in a small, independent office. Those big names you mentioned are all going to push the sales angle over your investing.
@Dyryl Burnett funny you posted this, I was just looking at a licensing class myself. Primarily as I was listening to a #BPpodcast and it was suggested that if you are low in funds to get your license to learn the market and network.
Also as I have zero practical experience this may help me learn things and maybe even avoid certain closing cost.
As I'm in NYC I'm considering http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate/professional... or http://www.nyrei.com/courses/sales.htm.
I would recommend taking classes at a community college if you can find one close enough that fits your time frame. Otherwise maybe at an independent real estate school. I feel the class room setting is much more beneficial than the web based independent study programs. My experience has been that the interactive classroom setting brings about more critical thinking and awareness.
To a successful journey,
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