Next after passing your state real estate license exam, you need to find a brokerage to “hang” or activate your real estate license under. But first, you need to understand that in order to participate in hands-on full or part-time real estate sales you need to have at least 6-8 months of money saved up in reserves. That’s because it can take 6-12 months for you to make your first sales commission. Part of the reason is that you haven’t proved yourself, haven’t advertised long enough to everyone that you are a licensed agent (your own business), and nobody trusts you yet. Also, you have to pay to become a Realtor (a trademark and paid member of the National Association of Realtors/NAR, a real estate industry trade association) in order to access the MLS (Multiple Listing Service – the database of homes for sale), and will need to spend at least around $1000-$1500 per year just on that (local Realtor Board/Association costs vary).
That’s where RealtyPRO Network comes in, especially if you aren’t quite ready to become a Realtor. We are a fully licensed brokerage and the best and most cost-effective way for you to get started after you pass your FL or CA state real estate license exam. We enable you to hang or activate your license with us, but without having to pay to join an expensive local Realtor association (because we aren’t “Realtors”), which local brokerages require you to do. This also lets you immediately start advertising to everyone that you are an active agent, a RealtyPRO Associate. Most people have no idea the difference between an active licensed agent and the term Realtor. They associate them as one and the same, but they are not. Activating your license with the state and under a brokerage is completely independent of paying the NAR commercial trade association to become a Realtor.
So in order to be successful, it’s extremely important to start building professional business trust immediately after passing the state real estate exam and getting your real estate license. Now you won’t be a Realtor working directly hands-on with buyers and sellers. You’ll be referring them out to experienced Realtors/Advisors to handle the transaction. But this gets your real estate sales career started as if working with a team, and it associates your name with well known experienced and professional agents that build trust. You won’t even have to do any work, and will still be able to legally get paid a commission for these closed referrals just by holding an active real estate license under RealtyPRO Network. You can always move your license to another brokerage at any time when you are ready to be a full-time Realtor and engage in hands-on real estate sales.
It’s also important to immediately activate your real estate license with RealtyPRO Network after you pass the state exam because it starts the “experience” clock. Most states require at least 2 years of active license “experience” under a brokerage before you can get your broker’s license. The experience here just means an active license, not necessarily real-world experience in real estate sales. So don’t wait, activate with us now because as you know the time has a way of slipping by very quickly.