Real Estate License

We asked 4,440 job seekers about their Real Estate License. This is what they told us:

  • 42% of job seekers said "changing careers" was the biggest reason for earning their Real Estate License
  • 85% said earning their Real Estate License helped them make more money
  • 82% said earning their Real Estate License helped them get a job
  • 91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Real Estate License

What are people saying about getting a Real Estate License?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 4,427 responses

85% said earning their Real Estate License helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 4,426 responses

82% said earning their Real Estate License helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 4,427 responses

91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Real Estate License

Why did you decide to earn your Real Estate License?

Based on 4,440 responses

Required for my current job
31%
Make more money
41%
Changing careers
42%
Get an edge over other candidates
11%
Help my career progression
41%
Other
13%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 3,533 responses

Realtor View jobs
31%
Real Estate Agent View jobs
29%
Realtor Associate View jobs
7%
Real Estate Associate View jobs
5%
Property Manager View jobs
3%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Real Estate License?

3,158 people answered

“To sell Real-Estate successfully you need to know a lot of people.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I wish I knew about the certification sooner.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“The different opportunities that were available when receiving this license.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“I wish I would have moved to a bigger city for this career.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“In AZ at least, no one worth working for will hire you on salary. You'll be dealing with 100% commission and a ton of cold calling. It wasn't right for me but I had other expectations going in.”

Aug. 16, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Real Estate License?

3,370 people answered

“Be aggressive and learn all you can about Real-Estate”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Be sure to sort out all opportunities prior to receiving license.”

Aug. 17, 2019

“Live in a bigger area where the economy is good for it.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“Unless you really like sales and don't mind competition, don't.”

Aug. 16, 2019

“My advise to anyone interested in a career in the real estate field is to, work hard, hold on to your values, treat your clients fairly, always be honest and truthful and to continue to learn.”

Aug. 16, 2019
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