As market recovers, broker license applications soar

In Florida, number of submissions doubled since 2010
August 07, 2014 03:00PM

A real estate class for new brokers

With South Florida housing reaching a pace not seen since 2007, would-be brokers are once again striving to make a career in real estate – despite the fierce competition.

“If you are aggressive, you can do extremely well,” Keith Grandy, who teaches classes at Gold Coast Schools of Real Estate in Doral.

In Florida, the number of applications for real estate licenses almost doubled from 23,863 in 2010 to 40,901 last year. And in California, the number of people taking the license exams also doubled since 2012.

The National Association of Realtors, which has more than a million real estate professionals among its members, added 42,000 agents to its ranks in 2013, the first increase in seven years, according to the Miami Herald.

“The income is going to be great and I’m going to have my own schedule,” said Katherine Sanchez, a 34-year-old nutritionist and a student in Grandy’s class. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron