A realtor is also known as a real estate agent. It is one who has successfully passed the realtor exams and has been issued a license. The real estate license allows the realtor to work with buyers and sellers of properties legally.
If you are considering becoming a realtor, whether it is for career advancement, making money, becoming a professional, or what your reasons may, it is a beautiful choice.
The first step to becoming a realtor is to get a license. If you are in North Carolina, you can attain your license from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC).
You can do this by meriting all the educational requirements and licensing exams. You will be required to complete a minimum level of course which entails both the local, state, and national contracts, laws, and practice standards. Then you will be requested to submit fingerprints and other background checks.
After collecting your license, the next step is to increase your professionalism and competence by joining one of the National Association of REALTORS (NARS). You can also join the local or state level as there are more than 1400 NAR associations in and across the US.
When your application has been accepted by the Board of Directors as a brokerage member. You will be required to pay an application and any other membership fee. However, the application fee is different with every association.
Please note that each state has various educational requirements and licensing fees, so it is best to check your state’s real estate commission to know their requirements.
Now is the time you can address yourself as a REALTOR.
After becoming a REALTOR, you will be required to pay a $150 yearly fee to stay as a member of NARS in your location.