- First, get licensed. You don’t need a degree in order to become a real estate agent or broker, but you do need to get your license and follow the laws of your state. Make sure to get all the proper professional documentation before you start looking for clients.
- Second, decide whether you want to work with private clients, which would put your focus on residential real estate, or people who buy and sell office space or buildings, which is commercial real estate.
- Third, get out there and go to work. Start small, but be tenacious and don't get discouraged. It's a tough market, and success in real estate comes to those willing to work for it.
Stanley Ginsberg is an accomplished real estate broker in New York City, where he is Senior Vice President of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.