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REAL ESTATE CAREER

Is Real estate a fit?

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the licensing process.

Pass your Exam.

costs to get started.

LICENSING PROCESS

 Everything and more of what you need to know about getting your real estate license in Iowa. 

KNOW THE PROCESS

Getting your real estate license can be confusing and overwhelming at times – that’s why the more you know about the process the easier it will be. Learn more about virtual vs. online courses, different requirements, and the best strategy to take. 

ACE YOUR EXAM

Pass your real estate exam the first time with helpful study tips, an exam overview, and even a guide on what to expect when you take your test to get your license. 

CHOOSE A BROKERAGE

Picking the right brokerage is essential for new agent success. Dive into the questions you should be asking when interviewing a broker, the types of brokerages in Iowa, and how the commission works exactly.

Career Webinar.

IS REAL ESTATE FOR YOU?

 Learn more about what qualities make a successful realtor and dive into the questions you need to be answered. Figure out the real costs of real estate during and after licensing. 

PERSONALITY TEST

Take a free personality assessment to see which of your skills will benefit you in real estate.

PROS & CONS

The honest truth – real estate isn’t for everyone. Read more about the pros and cons of starting a career in real estate and how it can affect your life.

THE REAL COSTS

All of the answers to your questions about the cost of real estate. Learn about costs during the licensing process and after. 

How to succeed in your first year.

LEARNING CENTER

Your comprehensive guide to getting started in real estate.
Is a Career in Real Estate Right For You?

Is a Career in Real Estate Right For You?

When considering a career in real estate, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. Real estate can be an excellent option for people looking to be their own boss, have a flexible schedule, and have unlimited earning potential. But, it can also be very challenging to work evenings and weekends, engage with difficult clients, and work through a shifting market. To help you decide if a career in real estate is right for you, we created a list of pros and cons.

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The Real Costs to Get Started in Real Estate

The Real Costs to Get Started in Real Estate

As is true when launching your own company within any industry, initial start-up costs are to be expected. In real estate, budgeting for those costs can be vital to launching your career as a financially sound business person. Start-up costs can vary, depending on the state, local MLS, and brokerage in which you’re joining. You should be prepared to spend a significant amount of money during this initial licensing time period.

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How To Submit A Background Check

How To Submit A Background Check

A criminal background check is required by Iowa law for all real estate salesperson and broker applicants. The Iowa Real Estate Commission searches an applicant’s history through three divisions: The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Iowa Courts Online. The search will include the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.

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The Best Ways to Prepare for your Licensing Exam

The Best Ways to Prepare for your Licensing Exam

Preparing for the Real Estate Exam is definitely a daunting task (at least feels that way). The best advice is to think about what methods really worked for you to study when taking tests in school.  For example, some are good with memorization – so flashcards & repetition within the hours leading up to the test can be really helpful.  

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How To Choose A Real Estate Brokerage

How To Choose A Real Estate Brokerage

There is so much more to consider when choosing a brokerage.  The 4 main key components you should think through are the brokerages training, culture, brand, and costs/commissions. In order to become a realtor one of the very first things you learn is that you must hang your license with an existing brokerage. 

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The Pros and Cons of Getting into Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of Getting into Real Estate

When considering a career in real estate, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. Real estate can be an excellent option for people looking to be their own boss, have a flexible schedule, and have unlimited earning potential. But, it can also be very challenging to work evenings and weekends, engage with difficult clients, and work through a shifting market. To help you decide if a career in real estate is right for you, we created a list of pros and cons.

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