Dreams Do Come True tells it like it is about Real Estate in Oklahoma
If you are thinking about becoming a Realtor in Oklahoma, let me share some things with you that might help.
Before you spend any money going though Real Estate Education, talk to some of local Brokers in the Oklahoma City area. Most of them including our Broker, Paradigm AdvantEdge will be more than willing to share information about the mechanics of Real Estate.
Then talk to some Realtors that have been around for a while. If they are a good Realtor, they will also be happy to help you get started.
It will help if you have a passion to help people and are not just getting into the Real Estate Business for the money. You can't just sit in an office and wait for people to call you. You will need to be a social person who likes to get out and meet people. You will meet people from all walks of life. Some will want to buy a home, but have a fear of owning. Some want to sell their home, but don't have a realistic understanding of what their home is worth. Some people will go through the motions of buying a home, but deep down know it's not the time for them to do so.
After doing the above, be sure you have set yourself up financially with a budget to go for a couple of years without a lot of transactions. Economy swings, interest rates do too, and many other things can change the market. In other words, don't quit your day job. When you do make the leap to becoming a full time Realtor, be sure to live by your budget. You will get a lot of information about how to budget your marketing expenses and common sense advice in Real Estate Education classes. By the way, you will continue to receive and pay for education as long as you are a Realtor.
There are several schools for Real Estate in the Greater Oklahoma City area. The continuing education can be found at many places and some doesn't cost anything. Also, you get to meet Realtors from different areas, such as Mustang, Yukon, Nichols Hills, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Piedmont, and I could go on and on.
After getting your provisional Real Estate license, interview different brokers before making any decisions. They are all different and offer a variety of pros and cons. Paradigm AdvantEdge is our broker. They are excellent and have been very helpful. They offer continuing education and personal support. We have graphic artists that can be very helpful with marketing. Paradigm AdvantEdge is an independent company with local owners who have been in the business for up to 40 years. There are a lot of well know brokers who are not independently owned. Again it's your decision. Becoming a Realtor makes you an independent contractor and you can work for any broker you choose.
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Rick and Nancy Jackson