So you want to be a real estate agent

Well, you're going to need more than a love of people and houses

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Since about 2009, the most popular articles on my decade-old real estate blog are the articles I have written each January about how to get a real estate license in Minnesota. In fact, I have become a kind of go-to person, and at least one real estate school has benefited from being mentioned on my site. Readers have asked me to write more about what it takes to succeed as a real estate agent, and maybe when I figure it out, I will. As the housing market began to improve, more people became interested in getting a real estate license. The number of real estate licensees continues to grow while at the same time the number of homes on the market remains low. There are people who figure they will try out selling real estate, and those who figure if their current gig doesn't work out they can get a real estate license. After all, they like houses and people, so why not? The questions people ask me about getting a license give me some insight into how people feel about real esta...