How to Become a Real Estate Agent

Written by Andre McFayden, Ph.D.

The process of becoming a real estate agent is fairly simple, although it does vary a lot from state to state. Here arerepparttar fundamentals of becoming a real estate agent.

a) License Requirements Each state has different licensing laws, so you will need to look at your local requirements. However, in general you will have to:

-Meet an age requirement -Pass a background check -Complete approved real estate courses from a state-approved school -Pass a state exam -Complete an application form -Submit various fees

Agents just getting their license work for a real estate broker. If you decide at some point to work for yourself, you will need to earn a broker license. Most new agents sign on with one ofrepparttar 137390 large company brokerages. Most successful agents, even if not self-employed, treatrepparttar 137391 real estate profession as their own business, instead of just a job. This attitude will go a long way to ensuring your success.

b) What is a REALTOR®? Many people are confused aboutrepparttar 137392 difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®.

A real estate agent becomes a REALTOR® when he or she pays an annual fee torepparttar 137393 National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its Code of Ethics. The agent joins throughrepparttar 137394 local (city) board or association. Membership inrepparttar 137395 REALTORS® is optional, but help enhance your career.

8 Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid

Written by Nathan Newberger

This career article gives you some sraightforward advice to pass any job interview.

The interview is a critical part ofrepparttar job search process and alsorepparttar 137329 one where most job seekers have trouble. There is plenty of advice around on how to navigate thru an interview successfully. This article has put together some simple, but crucial items that job seekers should definitely plan on NOT doing! =================================================== JOB INTERVIEWING - 8 MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID! ===================================================

1. - DON'T SHOW UP LATE. There is no easier way to lose points with a prospective employer than to show up late. First impressions do last. And unfortunately, showing up late screams things like “I am unreliable” or “your time is not important to me”. Is this what you want a prospective employer to think before you even have a chance to utter a word? Make it a point to try to be early to every interview. That way, bad weather, traffic and that last minute phone call stand less chance of ruining your entrance. Ifrepparttar 137330 unforeseen 18-wheeler does happen to dump 10 tons of tomatoes acrossrepparttar 137331 interstate, upon arrival, apologize first thing, offer a quickexplanation and move on. (Ideally you would have called from your cell phone as soon as you caught sight ofrepparttar 137332 delay.)

2. - DON'T ACT DISINTERESTED. No matter whatrepparttar 137333 circumstance never act disinterested during an interview. If 10 minutes intorepparttar 137334 meeting you become certain that nothing onrepparttar 137335 planet could convince you to take a job withrepparttar 137336 company continue to pay attention and act like you care aboutrepparttar 137337 conversation. Remember thatrepparttar 137338 interviewer does not exist in a vacuum. He or she has friends, relatives, and associates who may influence future job opportunities. If you behave poorly,repparttar 137339 interviewer will remember and will sharerepparttar 137340 story of you and your unprofessional behavior with others. Haven’t you shared bad job search experiences with people close to you? The interviewer is probably no different.

3. - DON'T BE UNPREPARED. Being prepared has many facets. Interviewers expect you to know something aboutrepparttar 137341 company andrepparttar 137342 position you are seeking. Having this knowledge makes you appear both motivated and truly interested. So make sure you do your research! Excellent sources of information include,repparttar 137343 Internet, periodicals and people already inrepparttar 137344 field. Another facet of being prepared is being ready forrepparttar 137345 types of questions that may be asked. There are numerous articles onrepparttar 137346 web and in bookstores with practice interview questions and answers. Make sure to utilize all such resources available to you. And finally, don’t forget to have extra copies of your resume and references on hand should they be requested.

4. - DON'T FORGET YOUR MANNERS. No matter how old fashioned it appears to use word like “please”, “sir”, “ma’am” and “thank you”, do not delete these words from your vocabulary. These simple words can work wonders towards making a positive impression. Always use a respectful tone of voice. Do not unnecessarily interruptrepparttar 137347 interviewer. Maintain eye contact and a pleasant expression. Leaverepparttar 137348 slang, slouching and gum chewing at home. Good manners signals respect for yourself andrepparttar 137349 people around you; never underestimate their importance.

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