Too Much Time on Your Hands? Getting a Real Estate License Might be a Solution!

Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Working from home has become a norm after the COVID-19 pandemic forcefully introduced so many changes into our lives back in 2020. Being a real estate agent is one of the options that provides freedom and flexibility of an independent contractor yet with so many benefits that are provided by real estate brokerages. Real estate industry in the United States is known as a very lucrative business and a lot of people are working as real estate agents throughout the nation. Not only are they making good money, they are also contributing to the society in a way i.e. by helping the sellers in selling their property and at the same time helping the buyers in buying a property. So, can anyone start a new career as real estate agent? Well, not really.

Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty
Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Real estate license is a pre-requisite for becoming a real estate agent. However, obtaining a real estate license is not difficult. In most states, the qualifications for getting a real estate license are very minimal. So you should first check the eligibility criteria for obtaining a real estate license (rather pre-license) in your state. The real estate license eligibility criterion includes things like the minimum age limit (which is mostly 19 years) and educational qualifications (which is mostly high school).

Once you know that you satisfy those real estate license (pre-license) eligibility criteria, you can go ahead and enroll for a pre-license training. There is a number of real estate schools that offer real estate license training. Some real estate schools offer online training for real estate license. Choose a course that is spread over a sufficient duration of time e.g. 1 year so that you are able to grasp the concepts properly (after all you want to become a successful real estate agent and not just another real estate agent). You will be taught a number of topics as part of your real estate license training.

All this will help you develop a basic understanding of real estate and various aspects related to real estate (e.g. real estate law, deeds, contracts, ownership transfer, etc) Once you have undergone this real estate license training, you will be required to undergo a state exam. After you pass this exam, you will generally need to undergo another training on state approved courses. And that’s it, you can now get a real estate license which is worth that effort (as you will find in a couple of years of starting real state brokering). Most states also require you to go for continuous education after you have received your real estate license. However, this is a just a few hours every few years.

So real estate license is what you need to start your career as real estate agent. But your success after that will be dependent on how seriously, ethically and smartly you carry out your job.

Alexander Maxwell Realty – Homes for Sale in Hudson Valley – Homes for Sale in Upstate, NY
Alexander Maxwell Realty – Homes for Sale in Hudson Valley – Homes for Sale in Upstate, NY

Real estate technology is an indispensable part of an agent’s selling process. We, at Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley, identify and develop competitive industry tools that support our agent’s personal brand and fuel their productivity. We want our agents to be the best and we can only achieve that by providing them with the most current technological and logistical gear.


Our website is IDX-powered and gives our clients and agents access to the latest MLS data. It provides a huge boost for engaging prospective clients. We help our agents add value to their online presence by creating a personal webpage on our highly SEO optimized website and coach them on how to become an influencer and optimize their social media accounts.


We offer in-house photography and videography to create high-end, professional, and engaging content for our agents’ listings and social media accounts. We have developed one of a kind strategic marketing approach to help our agents win every listing presentation. From photos, drone imaging and videos to property branding and features in local publications. It is all-inclusive at no cost to our agents.


We offer a full suite of digital tools that makes a world of difference to our busy real estate agents. Our platforms help our agents organize their prospect information digitally, respond to clients, stay in touch with past clients, and automate everyday tasks.


Paperwork, signatures, and legal documents make up a large percentage of an agent’s workweek. Our transaction and electronic management software help our agents keep important client documents organized and in one convenient place.

“I believe in the limitless potential of my agents and my greatest passion is to see them succeed beyond their own expectations. I wanted to create a place where learning and collaboration are nurtured and encouraged. At Almax Realty we are a team, we work together, we succeed together, we grow together.”

Dino Alexander
CEO and Principal Broker