To become a real estate sales agent in Maine, the pre-licensing challenges are not nearly as stiff as in some other states. This page will give you the summary of the requirements, as well as a few pointers to getting your real estate business off the ground. Here are the Maine Real Estate License requirements:
Maine Real Estate License Requirements:
- Candidates must be at least 18 years old prior to the time of application.
- Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Complete your License Application and Criminal Records Check Form.
- If you will be using a credit card, use the Credit Card Application form for processing.
- Candidates must pass the Sales Agent course with a minimum final grade of 75%.
- Candidates must also pass the sales agent licensing examination with a minimum grade of 75% within one year of passing the Sales Agent course.
Choosing a Maine Real Estate Sponsoring Broker
It is very important to choose the right broker to sponsor you. Not only do you want to negotiate a good deal financially speaking, you also want a broker that will help you get into some contacts and build your list of potential buyers and sellers. Contacts, contacts, contacts is what will make you successful in the real estate sales business. Having a real estate license in Maine is only the first part, and you must take the necessary steps to keep fresh people coming in your door. Here are just a few ways to make your name known out there in the community:
- Handing out a massive amount of business cards. Hire a few teens to blanket the neighborhoods you would like to do business in.
- Send a post card to a large number of people in the area.
- Get with your broker to get a list of business social events you can attend. Rub shoulders with as many different people as possible. Ask them how you can help them, not how they can help you. People are interested in themselves, and you must be able to meet a need or want that they have, in order to do business with them.
- Rinse and repeat, keep on keepin’ on. All you need to do is hit on a couple of key people, and they can deliver lots of customers to you down the road.
The main key is to get your name and contact information in the hands of as many people as possible. Once you have a strong list of contacts, you can use your broker to help ensure that your transactions meet state laws, and provide the most protection for your clients.