There are many people with multiple state licenses so long as you can justify the expense.
I'm PCSing to an only 18-month assignment in a part of the country I have no personal experience in and very little knowledge of. Not planning on seeking licensing there as by the time I were up to speed, I'd probably be moving again. Even if it were a state with direct reciprocity with one of my existing licenses, don't know that I'd be able to earn much business in such a short amount of time while holding down a day job.
@Sarah McCrystal-Harris the information that is taught in real estate licensing courses will not make you a smarter investor. I had the same idea. You will get better information on youtube and reading books than in a real estate license course. Also, you don't need a license to be an investor in any state. If you get a license, some states reciprocate, meaning that you could be an agent in one state with a license in another. The more states, the more fees that you will have to pay each year. You will also be required to continue your education to keep your license active. Honestly, most investors make more than the agents. Just saying.
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