How to become a real estate agent?

From individual customer advice to active support in the purchase or sale of real estate to the successful completion of the sale: the tasks of a real estate agent are extremely diverse. But how does one actually become a real estate agent? In our new video, we explain the different ways you can get to your dream job.

The first step

Regardless of how you start, you need a so-called 34c certificate in advance, also called a “business license according to § 34c”. You can request the official document from the relevant district office or public order office. For direct entry into self-employment, you also need a trade license. However, we advise you to gather initial practical experience beforehand.

Getting started as a career changer

Real estate has been your passion for a long time, but you have been working in another job? No problem! The profession of real estate agent does not require a specific high school diploma or a degree. It is important that you acquire comprehensive basic knowledge at the beginning. Large brokerage houses, for example, offer academies for an uncomplicated career start. Start working in the industry early and build your own network.

Training as a real estate agent

You have just graduated from school? As part of a vocational training program, you will acquire all the specialist knowledge you need for a successful start in the brokerage profession within two to three years. Typically, you will spend two days a week at school and the other days working at a brokerage firm.

Continuing education and study

After the apprenticeship or with years of practical experience, further training to become a real estate specialist is an option alongside the job, which takes up to 15 months. An alternative is, for example, a dual business administration degree with a focus on real estate management or a degree in real estate economics at IREBS Berlin. Many balk at the tuition fees, which are around 15,000 euros. But we can assure you that these expenses definitely pay off. Our real estate expert Felix Weiss is a successful graduate and will be happy to answer your questions.

Numerous paths to success

The paths that lead to the profession of real estate agent are many and varied. However, in addition to a good education or degree, your personality, appearance and network play a decisive role.

Do you have further questions about a career as a real estate agent? Please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to your message or call.

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