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How to become a real estate agent in Oregon

Why become a real estate agent?

    1. Start a professional, rewarding career in a short amount of time
    2. Be in charge of your schedule
    3. Work at your own pace and work from home
    4. Meet new people and socialize
    5. The scope for financial growth is endless
    6. See fascinating homes and never stop learning


What does an agent do?

Real estate agents help people buy, sell, and invest in property. First-time homebuyers are in a significant transition in their lives, and they depend on their agent to make the transaction seamless and enjoyable. Top-producing agents are real estate experts for their clients. They put the needs of their clients first and help them every step of the way. Agents own their own small business and have control of their marketing, time, and growth.


Why Ford Real Estate?

  • We offer competitive commission splits
  • Business coaching to facilitate your unlimited potential
  • Positive office environment
  • Good retention
  • Service-minded approach
  • Marketing services
  • Mobile app to easily communicate with your clients
  • In-office Transaction Coordinator services
  • Your own website with an IDX property listings feed
  • Online leads
  • Virtual and in-office meetings and classes
  • Business cards, custom buyer and seller guides


Is the job of an agent scalable?

Real estate offers unlimited success. You have the opportunity to design the life you want to have and we will help you get there. We offer valuable, one-on-one coaching on sales, the real estate industry, and effective marketing.


Real estate qualifications

(information from as of 1/25/2021)
  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have a high school diploma, GED, or international equivalent



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Overview of getting your real estate license

(information from as of 1/25/2021)
  1. Sign up for an eLicense account through the Oregon Real Estate Agency(OREA)
  2. Apply for a broker license and pay the application fee in eLicense
  3. Complete 150 hours of required broker education
  4. Complete the license exam online at a PSI testing location
  5. Pass both sections of the broker license exam. Click here to see more information about the broker license exam
  6. Pay and get fingerprinted for the required background check



Notice: This is a brief overview. A detailed list of the steps and licensing information can be found directly on the website here:


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