Although the recently released job numbers were disappointing to many experts, the numbers were up for another consecutive month. Analysts criticize that the temporary nature of the census jobs did not provide an accurate picture of improvement in the national job market. The United States Department of Labor has also released their prediction for the country’s job market in the foreseeable future and according to their report, there is growth coming in the nation’s real estate market.
Individuals who have considered taking the real estate license examination in their state may be surprised to learn that the coursework required to qualify for the real estate license exam can be taken entirely online at an approved real estate school. Real estate courses can be completed in a matter of weeks in many states and the cost is significantly less than that of any other college courses or training programs. A career as a licensed real estate agent or broker is one of the few that you can begin without incurring debt that could take years to repay. The commission of your first sale could more than cover the cost of your real estate training and exam.
If sales are not your strong suit then a real estate appraiser license could be just the opportunity you are looking for. After the real estate mortgage crisis over the last few years, new rules and regulations apply to all appraisers, thus creating a level playing field for new licensees. The real estate appraisal courses needed to take the licensing exam are also available online in many states. With a combination of training and practical experience you could earn a real estate appraisal license and be on your way to a rewarding new career as a real estate appraiser.
While many industries are going under, the growth in real estate careers is anticipated to be 14% over the next eight years. These careers offer individuals the maximum income potential for a minimal cost and in a surprisingly short period of time. There are not very many careers available that offer the possibilities for the level of income generation available in real estate, let alone a career that can be underway, in just a few short weeks.
Now that the housing market is on the road to recovery, the need for licensed real estate professionals will be greater than ever. The real estate industry has always been one of this country’s greatest wealth generating industries, and in a post housing crisis market this remains true. Only real estate can offer the security of being in control of your own career and unlimited income potential. Online real estate training can make all of this available in less time than you ever imagined without going into debt to do so. This is an excellent year to invest in your future and check out the fantastic opportunities in real estate careers.
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About The Author: Tom Davidson is the acting Director of Sales & Operations for Colibri Real Estate, LLC. Since 1996 the companies under this banner have offered online real estate licensing and insurance licensing courses as well as online real estate exam prep and insurance exam prep.