Whether you are wanting to get an Arizona real estate license for investing purposes, or just want to make a little side income (or full time income, for that matter), this is the page to discover the necessary requirements. In addition to getting the information you need to become a real estate in Arizona, you’ll also find some tips on getting your name out there in your local market.
Arizona Real Estate License Requirements
The Arizona Real Estate Commission requires applicants to take at least 90 classroom hours in order to receive pre-license credit. This means no internet or distance learning credit is accepted. Additionally, an applicant must be:
- The prospect must be at least 18 years old.
- The prospect must not have had a real estate license denied within one year.
- The prospect must not have had a real estate license revoked within the preceding two years of applying for a license.
- The prospect must pass a class examination as well as a state examination.
- The prospect must must also take a 6 hour continuing education course in Contract Law and Contract Writing before activating their license.
I have an Arizona Real Estate License, what now?
Now that you have a real estate license, it is time to go to work. Now assuming you don’t have much cash to jump start your real estate career, start with the time consuming, cheap stuff, like:
- Getting lots of business cards and handing them out to your friends, family, and co-workers.
- Get a sign and put it in the yard at your house with your pertinent information.
- Do some mail outs to the local community just giving them an introduction to your capabilities and services.
- Use the MLS to find repossessed homes, and leave business cards at any or all of these homes.
- Hang a bulletin at local universities, hospitals, business, etc. Wherever a owner will allow you to hand out a bulletin or leave a business card.
- If you want to spend a little cash, run some ads in the thrifty nickel or your local newspaper.
- Start a website with an introduction of who you are, and how you can help.
Be smart, concentrate your time getting the most exposure you can. Find a real estate broker that has lots of experience, and who will cut you a better deal than a 50/50 split. Do a little negotiation. Tell them you will work extra hard and will try to bring in business for them. If the broker is unreasonable, go down the street a couple of blocks and you’ll be sure to find another real estate office. Then, start pounding the pavement!