Before becoming a real estate agent, research the specific state requirements, take real estate classes and pass a required board exam. Learn about the background exam that real estate agents must pass in this free video on job information from a career service specialist.
Hi, my name is Stacie Royer and I'm a Career Specialist from Austin, Texas. I'm going to talk to you today about how to become a Real Estate Agent. The first thing that you'll need to do is visit your state's website to find out what requirements they have for this particular job. You'll need to take the state required courses and pass the board exam that they have provided for you. Once you do that, then you'll need to pass a background exam and start searching for real estate agencies that will hold your license, or you can also search for individual brokers that will hold your license as well while you work underneath them. Once you become a Real Estate Agent, then you'll need to start collecting data of the market that you'll be working in so you can start educating your clients on that information and help better serve them in that way. That is how you become a Real Estate Agent.