Every month, over 14,000 people Google "how to become a real estate agent," and consider joining the 2 million real estate licensees in the U.S. And for good reason: Helping people buy the perfect home or make tons of money selling their house is exciting! Not to mention the rather enticing fact that real estate can be a lucrative field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate agents make an average of $45,610 per year—and the top 10% tier of agents earned a whopping $166,940 in 2015.

Step 1: Take a pre-licensing course

NJ requires qualified candidates to complete the 75 Hour prelicensure course at a licensed school, like NCJSB. Candidates must pass the school examination with a score of 70% or more to qualify for the State of NJ Licensing Exam. 

Step 2: Take the licensing exam

State of NJ Licensing Exams are administered at a third-party testing facility 

Step 3: Get your real estate ducks in a row


Step 4: Consider becoming a Realtor

Step 5: Join a brokerage