How To Get Started??

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Hey everyone, I'm hoping this forum reaches somebody who might be able to help.

While taking an interest in real estate investing and understanding how to buy/rent/own/manage properties as the primary source of income, I've stumbled on the idea of becoming a real estate agent.

I'm obsessed with property and finding value in an area, and I am certain that I can apply my passion in this field.

I've been researching and reading a TON on what this career would look like for me and, the more time that I spend reading and looking at this stuff, the more I like it.

I understand that there are classes to take and each state has different requirements. So for starters Im located in South Carolina in the Bluffton, Hilton Head area. There are multiple classes that are offered but the only type that my schedule allows at this time will be online classes.

So my question would be, is there a certain website/type of class that I must take to get my license? I don't want to waste my time or money on a class I don't need and I can't tell the difference between different courses offered by different websites. I'm just looking for a starting point! If anyone has any ideas for us, that would bet early appreciated! Thank you in advance!

Dominick and Dana

Good luck!  Cant give much advice because I'm a newbie myself but I wish you plenty success in your endeavors regardless lol

You need to find a pre-licensing course that's approved by the SCREC and successfully complete the course. Once that's outta the way, they'll give you a completion certificate that is essentially your golden ticket to take the state & national exam. All of the forms, info, etc. you need should be on the SCREC website.

I was a realtor for 5 years in Colorado. When I took the real estate course it taught everything you need to know to pass the real estate exam. The exam is in two parts. The general real estate knowledge and real estate law and contracts. Once you take and pass the exam then you have to send for your license. You have to renew your license every few years. You have sign up with a broker to sell real estate that broker holds your license. If you change brokers its transferred to your new broker. That's basically how it works. In different states there may be small differences.

I was a realtor for 5 years in Colorado. When I took the real estate course it taught everything you need to know to pass the real estate exam. The exam is in two parts. The general real estate knowledge and real estate law and contracts. Once you take and pass the exam then you have to send for your license. You have to renew your license every few years. You have sign up with a broker to sell real estate that broker holds your license. If you change brokers its transferred to your new broker. That's basically how it works. In different states there may be small differences.
Oh, I forgot you have to be a member of the board of realtors to sell real estate in most states. That usually runs $600 or more a year. Brokers won't hire you if you aren't a member. At least that's the way it was in Colorado. Hope this helps you.