The real estate industry offers some of the most exciting career opportunities available today. This challenging and rewarding profession offers the freedom to have your own business without the great financial risks associated with being self-employed. You set your schedule and determine your earning objectives with the option of building your own investment portfolio.
With over 75 years in business, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty has chosen to partner with Kaplan Real Estate Education due to their long standing reputation for quality certifications. Kaplan offers both online and classroom style training: however, there are a number of reputable companies which can provide you with training, testing and your certifications. Many licensees also recommend taking a prep course immediately prior to taking your state exam. If you are serious about your real estate career, consider applying for your exam and license using the Combination Examination And License Application available through the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE). The BRE website provides detailed information on all aspects of getting your real estate license and may be accessed at
When making the decision to explore the tremendous opportunities offered in the real estate industry, it is vitally important that you make a wise choice as to the company you join. Many companies exist only in cyber space while others offer great promise with little support. Often new licensees are drawn to a brokerage where a friend works. We encourage you to identify your personal objectives and interview brokerages with those in mind.
Our focus is on assisting you in making the most informed decision about YOUR career in Real Estate.
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The world of residential real estate has many different players, including appraisers, home inspectors, property managers, contractors, bankers, mortgage loan officers, and government agencies, as well as prospective buyers and sellers. But, the workhorses of the typical real estate transaction are the people that coordinate the process—the real estate agents and brokers.
A good real estate agent is similar in nature to a conductor of a symphony, coordinating the different players to make a successful transaction a reality. At different points in the process, the real estate agent is a salesperson, a buyer’s advocate, an analyst, a business manager, a consultant, a negotiator, and a marketer, just to name a few. We have found there are a number of qualities and traits that successful real estate professionals share.
At the end of the day, you get out of it what you put into it. There is a certain level investment needed (time, energy, and money) to make any business venture successful. Real estate is no different. If you are passionate about real estate and have similar traits to those outlined here, you have a great shot at having a long and successful real estate career.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty is looking for people who are serious about their real estate career.
Take a good look at your current career. Are you where you want to be today? Are you headed toward where you’d like to be tomorrow? If not, now’s the time to consider a career with the BHHS Real Estate network.
Flexible hours and a strong income that reflects just how much you put into your career are only a few of the potential benefits. You”ll also reap the rewards of working for a company dedicated to quality and integrity.