Becoming a real estate agent or broker is increasingly becoming lucrative because real estate industry is an area with more potential that remains untapped. One of the driving factors of the real estate industry is the increase in the population which puts pressure on the existing housing. That is to mean that, in most times the demand for housing outweighs the supply.
One of the main benefits associated with the real estate job is that there is unlimited income potential, it’s also the main reason why I decided to get a real estate license. You can simply start by selling homes of low value and then with a great reputation built over the years, you can ascend to selling high-value properties. Of course with a high-value property, it means you will earn more. You can even use your earnings to set up a small business and earn even more.
Another great advantage of the real estate job is that it is flexible; you mostly work on your set schedules. Because of this flexibility, you can find time to engage in other businesses or other activities such as social activities.
Jobs opportunities in real estate industry
- Commercial Real Estate Sales
- Residential Real Estate Broker
III. Real Estate Appraisal
- Property Management
- Real estate investor
Initially, in Australia like in other places, most of the jobs attached to real estate did not require qualifications. All you needed was just some few personal skills to convince the customer to buy or rent a property. Because of the need to streamline the activities and professionalize the real estate industry, there have been various changes implemented over the years. One of them is having educational qualifications for the real estate jobs.
There are a number of recognized educational institutions offering real estate education in Australia. One thing that must be noted is that licensing qualifications tend to vary from state to state.That means you must be able to research which ones will meet your needs. Some of the institutions include; TAFE NSW, Validum Institute – Real Estate License & Property Management Courses and etc…. The other institutions are recognized by technical and further education (TAFE) body, meaning they are licensed to provide real estate courses. You all know how earning a fake certificate from an unlicensed and unregulated institution can be a nightmare for your career development.
Online real estate education is offered by the institutions aforementioned and others not listed here apart from the school-based learning offered. The benefits of online education cannot be overstated here. There are a few free online real estate courses offered from top universities. All you need is to contact them to find out how to apply for the enrolment.
Initially, face to face education was preferred but with the improved technology, improving user experience, the reputation of online learning has continued to improve greatly.
In fact, as per now there are millions of students, either enrolled in full time or part-time online courses. One of the main advantages of online real estate education is that it costs lower. For example, most of the learning resources are found online, there will be no need for textbooks and other hard copies of learning materials. Additionally, the commuting cost is done away with.
The other great advantage is that online real estate education is that the learning happens within a more comfortable environment for you. Learning materials are availed to you electronically; you can read and perform and submit tasks online. That means there will be no need to deal with annoying traffic jams, leave work early or even miss the equally crucial family time.