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The benefits of a real estate license are indisputable. For real estate investors, a real estate license can guarantee savings on closing costs, access to the newest listings and ultimately an edge over your competition.
Here’s why real estate investors should consider a real estate license and why obtaining one is easier than you think.
Benefits of a Real Estate License
There are numerous benefits to having a real estate license — even if you don’t plan on working as a realtor.
1. Earn more income.
Closing costs can range between 3% to 5%, and in some cases as high as 6% of the total sale price. Whether you’re buying or selling, that’s a large chuck out of your property value that you’d easily be able to pocket if you had your own real estate license.
2. Access more listings.
When you have a real estate license, you’re able to gain access to your state’s multiple listing service (MLS), where you can view the newest listings on the market. You don’t need to wait for your real estate agent to do the research for you, instead, you’ll be able to pounce on properties as soon as they hit the market.
3. Close deals faster.
When you have your own real estate license, you’re effectively cutting out the middleman. You have the freedom to develop your connections with banks, landlords and auction houses. You’ll also be able to get the ball rolling and close deals faster, at your own pace.
4. Understand the market.
When you’re an investor, it always helps to have as much knowledge as possible. Obtaining a real estate license will fill you in on different laws and housing market regulations. It’ll provide you with a deeper understanding of the market that will no doubt improve your investment strategy.
How to Earn a Real Estate License
Obtaining a real estate license doesn’t have to be time-consuming, expensive or complicated. Nowadays, online real estate courses make it easier than ever to get certified. Take Real Estate Express, for example. It is an online learning solutions platform offering courses and solutions for real estate, financial services, healthcare and even appraisal licenses.
Real Estate Express has been a leader in the online education industry since 1996. To date, it has served over 520,000 aspiring real estate professionals. As a member of the Colibri Real Estate family, it offers online real estate pre-license and post-license courses across a nationally accredited platform. Plus, users gain access to free guidance and mentorship through Real Estate Express’ own Career Hub.
The best part? Real Estate Express hosts online, self-paced courses and recently launched live online courses. Live courses feature all the benefits of a classroom structure, but from the comfort of your home. You can ask the instructor questions in real-time and network with other students. At the moment, no other online learning platform is hosting live., online real estate courses.
Learn more about Real Estate Express’s real estate online and live streaming courses here.
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