Welcome Ryan! I would find a realtor that would allow you to assist them for the learning experience. You would add value to their business thru your help while gaining valuable experience. Perhaps a real estate firm would also let you volunteer some time. I would try both residential & commercial & see which you prefer. Keep in mind you may want to have your end goal as an investor for yourself. Also, join toastmasters to practice your speaking skills. You are off to a great start.
@Account Closed Welcome to BP and kudos to you for starting so early. Let me answer some of your questions and then provide you with some direction.
1. If you are that interested then you should intern with someone. I am happy to assist you with that goal.
2. If you are already speaking with agents then you are far ahead of the crowd. Keep it up.
3. As to residential or commercial that is really up to you. Residential in much easier than commercial which requires much more building expertise and knowledge.
As for an intern position you have some options. In your school district there is a Coastline ROP Instructor who will partner up students with jobs/internships in the community. I host two students a year in my office and have for the last several years. You can get high school credit for this while you learn on the job. For more information contact me or:
Coastline ROP Instructor
Computerized Accounting & Business Internship SVUSD 17/18
If you would like to do it "offline" then contact me directly so that we can meet at my office and work out the details.