Real Estate License Pros and Cons

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As a new investor, is what would be the pros and cons to getting my real estate license? I have a couple of advanced degrees and am not really interested in returning to school of any kind.

J lays it out very well in his blog post.

And, it's not so much as having a license, as that really depends on what you do, but goes to the knowledge required in dealing in any aspect of real estate. Regardless of your degrees, you don't know what you don't know and thinking that investor strategies is real estate will be a naïve and uneducated approach.

Don't know your professional path, but I doubt you went from high school to 400 level classes in obtaining your degree, why would you think the RE industry be any different?

License or not, the real issue about spending a couple-three weeks to get a good education, it is needed as expertise in other areas and logic just won't cut it entirely in RE. Attorneys go to RE school after being admitted to the Bar, might be a reason they do.  :)

Thanks everyone. Duly noted. I'll begin my research on the subject.

I might suggest Principles of Real Estate or the texts agents use for exams, self study in those types of materials can go a long way. If you have any question concerning any of the material, post it up and ask, be happy to address it. Such materials will also enlighten you as to the strategies discussed here, it's not rocket science but the second stage won't fire until the first stage has been exhausted. :)

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