Tools

A collection of valuable resources to help you to determine if a career in real estate is right for you.

Real Estate Classes Courses Maine Start Smarter

Start Smarter

Did you ever wonder just what real estate agents do every day? And whether you might be successful in real estate?

This is a free book (55 pages) that offers a quick description of a day in the life of a licensee. It first describes the life of a broker working with sellers followed by a description of the tasks of an agent working with buyers. It also includes some short descriptions of real estate licensees who built careers as real estate investors using their licenses to find properties. For some people, real estate brokerage is a dream career; for others, it is a challenge. Our goal in offering this free book is to help you determine if a career in real estate is for you before you spend your precious time and money pursuing a career that is more challenging than it appears.

Career Interview Questions

After you pass your Sales Agent Course and pass the state exam, you will be joining an agency. Now, even before you take the course, is a good time to begin your interviews for several reasons: first, you may find an agency that needs you right now. That will be good motivation to study hard and get your course work done. Second, you will learn more about the career and will be better prepared for tdhe early days in your career. Steven Covey in his famous book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People said, “Begin with the End in Mind”. Begin your studies with the knowledge of what agency you might join; what training they will provide; set income goals and ask how many transactions you will have to do to close to meet your goals. Find out what the agency can offer you to help you achieve your goals. To do this, we highly recommend that you

  1. Make a list of all the agencies in your market area where you think you would like to work.
  2. Call up the Designated Broker of each agency and ask for an informational interview: “Hi, my name is …., I’m thinking of getting my real estate license; could I make an appointment to come in for an informational interview?”
  3. Take our list of suggested interview questions and ask them at the interview. You will learn something different from each interview.

The more you know upfront, the easier the course will be.

Real Estate Classes Courses Maine Start Smarter
Real Estate Classes Courses Maine Start Smarter

Pearson VUE Maine Real Estate Candidate Handbook

The candidate handbook is a useful tool in preparing for an examination. Please review the State of Maine Real Estate Candidate Handbook before taking the exam and pay special attention to the subject matter tested.

Income/Expense Projection Spreadsheet

“Begin with the end in mind,” was one of the 7 habits cited by Steven Covey in his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Following Mr. Covey’s recommendation, to determine if a career in real estate is right for you, we suggest that you make a list of real estate agencies where you think you’d like to work. Call up the Designated Broker of each agency and ask for an informational interview: “Hi, my name is …., I’m thinking of getting my real estate license; could I make an appointment to come in for an informational interview?” Take our list of suggested interview questions and ask them at the interview. You will learn something different from each interview. The more you know upfront, the easier the course will be.