Weichert Real Estate School will for the first time offer weekends-only real estate pre-licensing course. The 75-hour course, which will be held Saturdays and Sundays for five weekends this fall, provides all the training and testing necessary to kick-start a career in real estate by earning a New Jersey real estate license.
Classes will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 24 at Weichert Real Estate School’s Jefferson location at 762 Route 15 south, Lake Hopatcong. Visit www.schoolsofrealestate.com to register and see the complete list of dates, times and locations to find a class that best suits your schedule. You may also call 80-544-3000 to register. The tuition fee is $369.
After completing the pre-licensing course and passing the state exam, participants can be ready to join a broker and begin their real estate career in as few as four weeks. A profession in real estate allows individuals to work locally and keep a flexible schedule, whether it’s a full-time or part-time career. Plus, the earning potential is unlimited.
“Anyone can be successful in the real estate field, from recent high school graduates to seniors who want to stay active,” said Wayne Cooper, director of Weichert Real Estate School. “The industry is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds who got into the business to take advantage of its many opportunities.”
A career in real estate is a good match for those with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy people and hearing their life stories. Those with a creative flair will have fun choosing photos, creating brochures, and writing descriptions to promote themselves and their home listings. According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, approximately 75 percent of non-homeowners consider homeownership part of the American dream. For real estate agents, helping people achieve that goal can be a very rewarding experience.
Real estate agents also have the freedom to choose when they work and how much they want to work, allowing for a healthy work-life balance. This flexibility often attracts those looking to earn a second income, stay-at-home parents, and people who only want or need to work part time, such as retirees or teachers on summer break.
For those considering a career change, navigating homebuyers and sellers through a real estate transaction utilizes a variety of skill sets, so professionals from all backgrounds will already have some of the knowledge and experience needed for a successful transition.
Once licensed and affiliated with a broker, new agents may have access to additional training, mentoring, marketing resources and other tools to help them build their business so they can begin earning income quickly.
To enroll in a real estate course or for more information about starting a career in real estate, visit www.schoolsofrealestate.com or call (800) 544-3000.