I hope this finds you well.
To start off, my name is Osama, I’m from Jordan and have been a Real Estate Sales Consultant for a year now, and work for a Brokerage in Istanbul, Turkey, since July of last year. (This is my LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/osamaalnimer/).
I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading, and found out that in order to work within this sector in the U.S., I’ll need to be licensed (which makes a lot of sense to be honest). As such, I found your article on “How To Get A Real Estate License In 4 Simple Steps” to be the most useful among many I’ve looked at, and decided to approach you for this question. I’m well aware that there are other requirements, such as current residency in the U.S., but I assume this can be arranged in the case of me completing this course and applying for a job then.
The reason I’m sending this inquiry is to know whether I would be qualified to apply for this license. I’ve completed my High School in Fort Worth, TX, back in 2002, and currently hold an MSc focused in Global Management (from the Univesity of Salford in Manchester), which I’ve obtained about a year ago.
There are many factors attracting me to the real estate business, but my main drive, to be honest, is longevity. Unlike many other sectors, the real estate sector, and especially sales (which is what I’m doing right now), is endless. That being said, the real estate business itself is something I’ve wanted to be part of for a long time now, but it isn’t very easy to come across, and to work for, a professional entity in this field. The firm I work for is Turkish/British, and has provided lots of priceless advice and coaching, yet now that I’ve completed almost 14 months in this field, I’m seeking better opportunities elsewhere.
By working in the U.S., there are many advantages on my part; a critical one is the language barrier- which doesn’t exist in my case. Other factors include personal previous experience of living in the U.S., as well as some knowledge of how things are different from other countries.
Before indulging myself further into this, I wanted to know my eligibility to do such a thing.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Thanks for checking out our site all the way from Istanbul, which happens to be one of my absolute favorite cities! I’m glad you enjoyed Emile’s article. It sounds like you’re having a successful real estate career in Turkey. It’s great that you already speak English and completed your high school education in the U.S.A. Typically, a high school diploma is needed for a real estate salesperson’s license, which you already have. In terms of immigration status, I would speak to an attorney about that or the brokerage you’re thinking of joining may be able to answer some of those questions. In regards to eligibility, it varies by state, so once you know which state you’re going to be living in, I would recommend contacting their real estate commission. You would also need to complete some real estate classes which also vary by state and then pass the exams. I wish you all the best in your real estate career and feel free to check out our site for more content specifically for real estate agents.
All the best,