REAL ESTATE CAREER
Is Real estate a fit?
choose a brokerage.
the licensing process.
Pass your Exam.
costs to get started.
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.
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.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Hear from current agents about why they made the switch into 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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to taking your 60-hour pre-licensing course, you will need to complete three 12-hour additional courses. These can be taken before or after you take the 60-hour course but are most often taken after.
To get your real estate license you will be required to take a 60-hour pre-licensing course. There are two options when it comes to course style – you can choose between taking the course in-person or online.
The Iowa Real Estate licensing process can seem overwhelming – lots of requirements, all sorts of courses, and of course lots of questions. Ultimately the process is relatively easy to navigate as long as you do your research and follow the steps.