If I am interested in working for a real estate company when I graduate, what major/minor would you suggest for me?

Q:  Hello, I am a freshman in college. If I am interested in working for a real estate company when I graduate, what major/minor would you suggest for me? What does the interviewer look for in an agent? Thank you so much, I hope to be an agent in NYC one day.

A:  We applaud you for considering a career in real estate!  Many colleges and universities offer a variety of courses of study and degrees in the field, whether it be in Residential or Commercial Brokerage, Investments, etc. Many different skill sets come into play in becoming a successful agent, including communication, marketing, and technology. Taking courses in these areas will prove helpful, as will acquiring an internship with a successful brokerage firm.

To be an agent, you will need to be licensed. A first step is to check the licensing requirements of the state in which you plan to work, so that you can enroll in a State Approved Course of Study. If you need help in finding a school to take the course in New York, please let us know. We will be glad to give you a list of accredited schools.

Good luck in pursing your passion and let us know your progress.

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