real estate license - Posted by rycherx

Posted by Rob FL on November 25, 2003 at 20:19:25:

This question gets beaten to death about once a week on this site.

Pros of being licensed: direct MLS access, lockbox key, commission savings, legal hotline, able to offer to buy or to list a property. The biggest plus in my opinion is the ability to quickly lookup properties and comps, show yourself a house, and get in an offer well before many other investors even know the property is available.

Cons: dues and fees, education requirements, disclosure issues.

In large metro areas at least, I would say that the pros far outweigh the cons. In fact in these areas, you are probably losing tons of deals if you aren’t licensed.

real estate license - Posted by rycherx

Posted by rycherx on November 25, 2003 at 13:53:38:

I hear a lot of people saying that you don’t need a

Is there anything licensed real estate agents are able to do that normal investors are not?