Leasing Agent or Broker?

If You’re..:

  • A self starter
  • Motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Flexible
  • Personable
  • Professional
  • Easy going
  • Just starting out

You should be:

A leasing agent


The leasing agent profession is fairly low key and flexible  You’re in charge of your own schedule and all of your clients, so largely you are your own boss.  Since leasing agents primarily handle residential rentals, you must know how to deal with young college students, young professionals and young families. If you’re just starting out in real estate, it’s the perfect position for you. WARNING: don’t mistake “low key and flexible” for meaning ” I don’t have to do anything!” Being a leasing agent is hard work, and YOU are largely in charge of motivating yourself to get out, get clients, and close deals.

What Next?

Sign up for our next 15 hour, weekend leasing course. Sign up online at chicagorealestateinstitute.com or call us at 773-880-7400.

For more information, check out the leasing course page on our website.

 If You’re:

  • Leader of the Pack
  • Organized
  • Competitive
  • Self Fulfilled
  • A problem solver
  • Dedicated
  • Articulate
  • Knowledgeable (especially about Real Estate)

You should be:

A broker


The broker position is for individuals looking to become more involved in the real estate industry. Once you upgrade to a broker’s license, you gain the ability to not only rent, but sell both residential and commercial property. This means a lot more responsibility, a lot more organization and a lot more money. Anyone looking to become a licensed broker must be confident in their real estate knowledge, especially when it comes to the current market they are working in. This often comes with being in the industry for a few years.

What Next?

Sign up for our next 75 hour broker course. Recently, we made it so you can sign up whenever you choose, study at home and attend live class sessions whenever you are having an issue with a section. All you have to do is check the full course schedule to see when that section is being taught.

Mandatory to the broker license is also a separate 15 hours of live interactive, which you must sign up for with the broker course.

Sign up online at our broker courses page or call us at 773-880-7400.