Should I start a career in real estate in order to start investing in real estate? As the title states, I’m considering trying to earn a license in real estate as either a broker or agent. My decision for this is based on the knowledge I could gain while earning money at the same time that I would use towards investing. The goal would be to ultimately invest into rental properties and such so I could become financially independent. I know this is more of a personal decision, but is there anyone here on BP who has taken a similar route? What are the Pros and Cons?