Thinking About a Career Switch? Here’s How to Get Your Real Estate License in Florida

Real estate agent shakes hands with client 

Do you love what you do?

You might not be surprised to learn that only half of American professionals are satisfied with their jobs. If you are a part of that demographic, why aren’t you changing careers?

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

Do you spend your free time binge-watching “Selling Sunset,” “Property Brothers,” or “Flip or Flop”? As you watch, you may envision your life as a real estate agent – making deals or using your market knowledge to increase your real estate portfolio. Perhaps in your heart, you know that real estate is the career for you.


What Are the Benefits of Working in Real Estate?

As you consider a career switch to real estate, it’s worth noting that 84% of real estate agents report being satisfied with their profession. It’s not surprising that real estate agents love their jobs, as there are great perks that come from working in the industry, including the following:

  • Job flexibility
  • Ability to be your own boss
  • Unlimited income potential
  • Variety of tasks
  • Independence
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Networking opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Ability to work in a creative, exciting industry

To learn more about the benefits of working in the real estate industry – including information about real estate career paths- spend some time with this Real Estate Career Starter Kit.


How Do You Get Your Real Estate License?

You’ll need to be licensed to work as a real estate agent. Florida’s requirements are straightforward:

  • Complete a 63-hour pre-licensing course
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete an application
  • Pass a licensing exam

With a trusted education partner to help you through these steps, you can earn your license in as little as four months. Learn more about the licensing requirements in Florida – including how much it costs to get licensed – by reading this blog.


What Are Your Concerns About Switching Careers?

Making life changes can be scary, and you’re bound to have many questions.

You may wonder,

  • “How much do real estate agents make?”
  • “How much does it cost to become a real estate agent?”
  • “Is it hard to pass the licensing exam?”

You can learn more about the average salary of a real estate agent and start-up costs for making the career switch by downloading this free guide. But when it comes to passing the real estate licensing exam, we can reassure you of one thing. Gold Coast Schools has helped some of Florida’s top agents pass their licensing exams and succeed in their careers — and we can help you, too.

Here’s why so many real estate agents have chosen Gold Coast Schools as their learning partner:

  • Real estate professionals with local expertise teach our courses, so you’re sure to get what you need to pass your Florida state exam — and thrive in your respective market. Plus, you can interact with our teachers and fellow students to ask questions and gain deeper insight.
  • Gold Coast School’s instructor-led Exam-Cram course, weekly tutoring, and online review courses will prepare you for topics found on your state exam.
  • In addition to the other benefits of choosing Gold Coast as your real estate school, Gold Coast offers many resources to help you thrive in your career. You’ll have exclusive access to Gold Coast Career Fairs and insightful continuing education classes that will allow you to renew your license.

If you are considering a career switch and are interested in real estate, sign up to receive the Real Estate Career Starter Kit, which will answer your questions about getting started in the industry. Do you have more questions on real estate license requirements in your state? Contact a Gold Coast career counselor today.