Thinking About A Career In Real Estate?

By: Jasmine Lee

Thinking About A Career In Real Estate?

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What does a REALTOR® do?

REALTORS® help clients in every stage of the home buying and home selling process. A REALTOR® has the expert knowledge and experience to help home buyers and home sellers achieve their goals.

What are the benefits of a REALTOR®? 

  • A REALTOR® has access to the MLS system and other sources of information that can help in the house hunting or selling process,
  • A REALTOR® is a skilled negotiator equipped to both protect and promote the interests of their clients,
  • On the selling side, a REALTOR® helps set the listing price, makes suggestions on repairs and renovations, and markets the house for a more efficient and effective sale of your home,
  • On the buying side, a REALTOR® helps qualify home buyers, provides the breakdown of the costs of a real estate transaction, and provides access to vital information needed to purchase a home that fits the needs and desires of their clients.

Getting Licensed

If you have decided a career in real estate is right for you, the next step is getting a Real Estate License. In Ontario, the Ontrio Real Estate Association (OREA) administers the educational courses required to become a licensed REALTOR®.

To become licensed, individuals are required to complete:

Once licensed, REALTORS® are required to take Continuing Education  courses.

For more information on becoming a licensed REALTOR®, below is an overview of costs associated with getting licensed and practicing real estate.




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