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To Be or not to be a Miami Beach Realtor
We all can not be Trump style investors or high rolling Jorge Perez developers but most can obtain their Florida Sales Associates licenses. As a realtor with a Virginia Realtor license and a Florida license, the Florida license is a much harder exam to pass and for obvious reasons. Miami Beach real estate has dramatically improved from the old conventional low rise Miami Beach properties to spectacular high-rise condos starting in the $450,000 price range to over the 5 million dollar mark. This is in large part due to the fact that Miami Beach has been voted several times as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. For this reason Miami Beach Real Estate is becoming home for out-of-towners, foreign buyers and Florida natives alike.
While entering real estate is relatively easy, succeeding is much harder. Most new agents are told to make sure to have at least six months in savings and extra money for marketing to boost their business. In the first couple of years Realtors need to work 60-80 hours a week. They need to really learn the market, good work ethics, organize themselves and learn to work with people.
Not many stay in the business, roughly 30-40 percent who get their license stay in the field. The latest figures from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation show 18,221 people with active sales associate licenses in Miami-Dade and 17,257 active in Broward County. But be prepared to work hard, not earn much in the beginning and work your contacts.
The best aspect of being a Miami Beach Realtor is the hours since you are your own boss, the beautiful beaches, the sun and the fact you are in the best place to work in Real Estate.