How to Jumpstart Your Real Estate Career

Our team has had a record year and will likely be growing. Here’s how you can get involved.

I am happy to be joined today by Amy Schafer, our lead buyer’s agent, to talk a little about our team and how we help those who are interested in a career in real estate get started.

This year has been crazy. It’s been a record year for our team. Since we’ve been growing so fast, we have been getting a lot of questions about how to get into the industry. We’ve got a lot of different roles on our team, and some of them don’t even require a real estate license.

We have a school here at Keller Williams to help you get licensed if real estate is a career you’re considering. We have regular career nights here at KW and also teach a live class for the 60-hour pre-license. We also teach listing practices, buying practices, and developing professional ethics, which are the three classes you need to complete to get your license.

We'll help you get your real estate career started!

The total time for the classes is 96 hours, but we make it fun with Amy as your instructor. Another good contact for you to have if you’re thinking about a career in real estate is the Professional Licensing Bureau, which deals with the Iowa Real Estate Commission. Gaby, our agent services coordinator, is also available to help walk you through the process.

If you have any questions for us or would like to talk about getting a career started in real estate, give us a call or send us an email. We can send you some information so you can determine if it’s the right fit for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Announcing the Fall Events Lineup

Now that fall is here, we have some really great events coming up that we're excited to see you at. We've also got a new addition to the team that we'd like you to meet.

We have some really fun and exciting things happening right now, and some great events planned for the fall.

First, I'm happy to introduce Michelle Soquet, our new executive assistant and customer care specialist. She's awesome and thrilled to be here.

Additionally, we have lots of great inventory right now that we think you should check out from investment properties at $50,000 to a high-end contemporary home at $650,000.

As for events, we're starting with "Have a Good Night" at Gilroy's on October 12th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. We're hosting this event with food and live music–hopefully we'll get nice some weather to enjoy the patio!
We're really excited to see you at these events!
On October 20th, we'll have a really fun Trunk or Treat event here at the office to get ready for Halloween. Get the kids dressed up and come get some candy with us!

We're also bringing back the popular event "Gather the Girls" on November 3rd with Meghan Blum Interiors. You can start your Christmas shopping here; we'll have local vendors and local artists.

Finally, we want you to save the date for our third annual Reindeer Day. Last year, we had 800 people show up, so we'll have VIP tickets for our clients and contacts so you won't have to wait in line.

We're really excited for these events! If you have any questions in the meantime, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to seeing you soon!