If you’re planning to become a real estate agent, there are specific requirements that you must meet in order to earn and use your license. Those requirements depend heavily on the state where you are trying to become licensed. Real estate licenses are state-specific, and earning one in a given state grants you the licensure you need to legally act as a real estate agent in that state only. As a result, each state is allowed to dictate specifically which requirements you must meet to become and stay licensed.
To become a real estate agent, your state will likely require that you be at least 18 years old. Many young real estate agents find it difficult to compete in a profession largely dominated by older agents with larger spheres of influence and more business experience. However, young real estate professionals often bring an enthusiasm and eagerness to the job that can go a long way toward building a successful real estate career.
Formal Education Requirements
In most states, your high school graduation is the only formal education milestone you need to achieve in order to get your real estate license. In some states, you are not even required to complete high school for licensure, as long as you meet the minimum age requirement. You are often not required to complete any post-secondary education (traditional university or tech school education) to become a licensed real estate agent. However, a handful of states do require further formal education to attain licensure.