We Know You Have Questions
1. How long does it take to get my Delaware license?
Real estate classes offered by local real estate schools are varied in format from all-day to nights to accelerated programs. Generally, the process is: 12 weeks of education (99 hours), two weeks for the application process, two-hour exam, and one to three weeks for the license to be received. Your total time invested can be two to three months.
2. What are my expenses as a REALTOR®?
There are start-up and ongoing expenses that are both fixed (dues, insurance, communication tools, etc.) and variable (marketing, mobile phone, auto expenses, etc.). For a list of typical expenses, please see this document.
3. How soon will I make an income? How much can I expect to earn?
On average, it takes four to six months for a new REALTOR® to close their first transaction. Since first year production is extremely unpredictable, we recommend a new agent have the financial resources to cover six months of living expenses.
4. What characteristics make a good REALTOR®?
- Willing to work hard
- Good self-image
- Likes to help others
- A servant spirit
- Independent and creative
- Handles frustration well
- Committed to continuous education
- Dependable and reliable
- Organized and detailed
- Willing to work long hours
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Professional personal image
- Competitive and goal-oriented
- Good time manager
- Results oriented
- Problem solver
- Committed to a career
- Can prospect and ask for business
5. Can I work part-time in real estate?
Patterson-Schwartz REALTORS® are dedicated career professionals. We believe buyers and sellers are best served by REALTORS® committed to maintaining current knowledge and skills. Real estate jobs are demanding and require full-time attention and commitment to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Interested in joining our family?
Contact Juli Giles to discuss your real estate career and how we can help.