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Real estate newbie seeks fastest way to make a buck

Should I get a realty sales license to become an investor?

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DEAR BOB: I have followed your frequent recommendations for prospective real estate investors to take courses at community colleges. You are 100 percent correct. I have learned so much and met dozens of interesting people by taking the real estate principles, investment, finance and law courses. But I dropped out of the appraisal class, as it was deadly boring. My wife and I bought our first investment property, a run-down, two-family duplex, which we are now fixing up on the weekends. However, my employment situation is unstable and I am thinking of getting my sales license. What do you advise? – Mason G. DEAR MASON: Unless you want to sell real estate for property sellers to earn sales commissions, I suggest you do not obtain a real estate sales license. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. You don't need a sales license to be an investor. As an investor, you can earn far more profits than most sales agents earn. Although I've had my real estate broker's license for 38 years...