High School teen looking to get into Real Estate

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Hello all,

I'm currently going into my junior year of high school and wanting to pursue a career in Real Estate. I have reached out to several local agents and found my results to be lack luster at best. I have only heard back from one person and we had a quick phone call. Currently I'm working as a cashier but wanting to move out of that area into a career that will get me started in Real Estate while I still reside in high school. Would love to hear some of your thoughts about opportunities and what options I have until I'm out of high school.

Thanks for reading,

Andrew

@Andrew Ault

It's going to be really tough to be taken seriously in real estate at 17-18. Right now, you should focus on soaking up all of the knowledge you possibly can on the subject. Read more books. One book I REALLY like that isn't specific to real estate is Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier. I wish someone handed me that when I was 17 (and that I would have been smart enough to read it).

Go to all the real estate meetups that you can and meet some of the local players. Check meetup.com and the Bigger Pockets events section.

When you turn 18, you can probably walk into Keller Williams and get trained up and licensed. Or maybe not... but it's worth a try.

Your best bet might be to find an agent who will take you on as an assistant for a couple of years.

Start saving away every dime you can get your hands on for now.

Originally posted by @Geordy Rostad :

@Andrew Ault

It's going to be really tough to be taken seriously in real estate at 17-18. Right now, you should focus on soaking up all of the knowledge you possibly can on the subject. Read more books. One book I REALLY like that isn't specific to real estate is Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier. I wish someone handed me that when I was 17 (and that I would have been smart enough to read it).

Go to all the real estate meetups that you can and meet some of the local players. Check meetup.com and the Bigger Pockets events section.

When you turn 18, you can probably walk into Keller Williams and get trained up and licensed. Or maybe not... but it's worth a try.

Your best bet might be to find an agent who will take you on as an assistant for a couple of years.

Thanks so much for your response, I have been looking into becoming an assistant and found that it will probably have to wait until I'm 18 as the hours they want interfere with schooling. Thanks for the book recommendation, I will check that out!

@Andrew Ault My advice would be to start building connections now, read, and study about real estate. Decide what path you want to take (real estate agent, landlord, etc). Youll have to wait till your 18 for legality reasons but i bet a local agent wouldnt mind letting you shadow them for career day or something! See if your school career center or guidance counselor can help out. At least 1 classmate in your school has gotta have a parent thats in real estate, find out who and work it! Good luck!