Entry into the real estate profession takes preparation. As with other professions, licensing is required. Licensing requirements and costs vary from state to state, but generally range between $1,000-$2,000 for start-up costs such as pre-licensing classes, the state licensing exam, and real estate association memberships.
It is also recommended that you enter the business with enough cash flow to cover your short-term living expenses and be able to invest in personal promotion and advertising. For more information on how to obtain a real estate license in your state, click on the link below: