A promising career in real estate is many things but we promise it will not be boring! Selling houses can be an adventure. Matching clients to their ideal house is a little like playing fairy godmother—you get to watch their excitement unfold as they select a house perfect for them and their family. But it can be a difficult road to get there, especially if you don’t know where to start. Here’s how you can begin a promising career in real estate.

Begin a Promising Career in Real Estate: Start Flipping Houses

A good way to gain practice is to flip houses. Flipping houses is the term coined by buying properties that are in need of some repair, fixing them and selling them. It can be a difficult journey—you have to know some DIY skills yourself or else be willing to pay out of pocket for someone else to come and repair damages to the property. Some properties take months, even years, to transform, while others take only a few weeks. As you begin your journey flipping houses, it’s a good idea to start under someone who is already experienced at buying and flipping houses. Having a mentor will help you be able to do it yourself when the time is right.

Go the Licensed Route

To be recognized as a real estate agent in any of the states in the US, you will need to get your real estate license. Getting a real estate license gives you access to many resources that will help you succeed. You will be able to get the proper training by taking the required classes so that you are qualified for your job. You will also be able to have connections with the National Association of Realtors. Being a real estate agent is not a one-man show. Getting your license will help you get connected.

Begin a Promising Career in Real Estate: Build Your Network

Connections are what makes a real estate job work. You need to forge those connections so you can expand your clientele. By knowing the area, and connecting to local businesses, you can find clients for yourself who you can assist by helping them find the perfect house or building for their needs. Networking in real estate will help you forge valuable connections and expand your reach.

Starting a career in real estate can be challenging, but it can be a very productive and worthwhile career. It takes time, energy, and a willingness to work hard in order to gain clients and start your own business selling real estate.

For more help with real estate investing, become a member of SWFL REIA today!

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

Click here for information about the monthly luncheon.  

Click here for information about our nighttime general meeting. 

One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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