Maybe you have recently been laid off or taken early “retirement” from your corporate job. Maybe you’re tired of the long commute, the office politics, the limited chances for advancement, or the salary that never seems to go up. If you have been considering a career change, then maybe it’s time to Start a new career as an Illinois real estate agent.
The state training requirements and requisite exams can be accomplished with classes, or online at your own pace. Learn more about obtaining an Illinois Real Estate License from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. You can fit the training into your current work or school schedule. Once the training is completed and you have passed the state licensing exams, you are well on your way to a challenging and rewarding career.
Some advantages of a new career as a real estate professional:
Set your own schedule with flexible hours that fit into your lifestyle. You can start your career working part-time while you gain experience in the field, and then progress to full-time.
By working with an independent real estate agency or a national franchise, you can rely on the experience and knowledge of seasoned professionals to help you expand your knowledge, build valuable contacts, and become a success.
You can choose to specialize as an individual agent in one of the many facets of the real estate business. You can decide to help people buy and sell residential or commercial property, or sell or develop land.
As a real-estate professional, you can give back to your local community by promoting local events, sponsoring youth activities, and becoming involved in the local Chamber of Commerce.
You can choose to open your own agency and specialize in an aspect of the business that most appeals to you- like rental agent, commercial property manager, or vacation home specialist.
To learn more about how to get started on your career path as a real estate professional in Illinois, please contact us.