*** If you any further questions or comments about becoming a real estate agent feel free to call/text/email us***. Shane Craig~ Prime [email protected]. We would love help you with your real estate career and for you to join our team.  Your interested in becoming a real estate agent but you don’t know where to start or the requirements. This page will explain what it takes to become a  licensed real estate agent in the state of Kentucky . It will also explain the career overview such as income potential, work schedule, and characteristics of a great real estate agent. All this information can be found on this link from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission website. https://krec.ky.gov/licensing/na/Pages/default.aspx    

Requirements for a KY Real Estate License

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Have attained a high school diploma or GED; (see also: Foreign Transcripts​)
  • Completed all real estate pre-license courses prior to taking the real estate examination;
  • Complete FBI criminal background check; and
  • Must apply within sixty (60) days of passing their exam.

Applicants for the Sales Associate License must also:

  • Have completed either six (6) credit hours in real estate courses from an accredited college or ninety-six (96) classroom hours in real estate classes from an approved proprietary school; and
  • Take and pass the Kentucky Sales Associate exam.
  • The cost of the exam is $100, whether you take one or both portions. Candidates must complete all course requirements and request their FBI report prior to taking the licensing exam.

Once applicants has completed all the requirements they must work under a licensed real estate broker.

Real Estate Agent Career Overview 

All this information can be found through this link: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/real-estate-agent 

What is a Real Estate Agent?

Real estate agents buy, sell or rent properties on behalf of their clients. They must have a deep knowledge of the market and of the communities in their area, so they can advise their clients on matters ranging from how to accurately price their homes, to when it’s the right moment to make the plunge and buy a new one. Agents also guide buyers toward the homes that best fit their needs by generating a list of properties for sale, accompanying the client to see the properties and negotiating an offer with the seller. For most people, a house is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. And although the prospect of a new home can be incredibly exciting, it can also be incredibly disconcerting, especially as new homeowners anticipate parting with a huge chunk of change. Good real estate agents ease that transition into homeownership. “It’s so much more than sales,” says Jason Townsend, managing broker of Capital Community Properties, a small team doing business under the brokerage of Keller Williams in the District of Columbia. “As opposed to selling stocks or insurance, there’s an emotional side to real estate that can be very rewarding.” Successful real estate agents should enjoy both the relational (or clients services) aspect of the job, as well as the business and financial aspects. The terms real estate agent and real estate broker are often used interchangeably. The main difference between the two is that brokers are licensed to manage their own businesses, while agents are not. Agents may work under brokers, but their jobs are similar – both help clients sell and buy homes. And though it’s possible to buy or sell a home without using a professional, an agent can make the process a lot easier. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 6 percent job growth for real estate sales agents between 2016 and 2026. During that time period, 21,700 new jobs will open up. The real estate market is sensitive to fluctuations in the economy, so employment of real estate agents will vary accordingly.

How Much Does a Real Estate Agent Make?

According to the BLS, real estate agents earned a median salary of $44,090 in 2016. The best-paid earned about $112,570, while the lowest-paid earned approximately $22,230.

75th Percentile$71,060


25th Percentile$29,940


Work Schedule:

A real estate agent is an independent contractor and they determine their own work schedule. Some real estate work in offices were most of them work from their home or outside of the office.

A day in the life of a real estate agent ( short video).

10 Characteristics of a good real estate agent.

10 characteristics of a successful real estate agent. Most home sellers have very little experience with real estate agents. For that reason they may not know a good real estate agent from a less than perfect agent, at least not until it is too late. An excellent real estate agent is like a conductor, guiding a group of resources towards a final goal: the sale of the house. Here are the top the characteristics of the real estate agents who do the best job. Local knowledge  It is incredibly important for the person selling a home to have recent sales experience and success at selling homes in the area. Someone new in town or who has never sold a home in a particular part of town is, in many ways, a beginner. Sellers have a right to pick a winner so start things out right by making sure you’re the best man, or woman, for the job. Organized with attention to detail A real estate agent that is organized and likes to work with attention to detail is the one that is most likely to sell a home. This is especially true in a hard-to-sell market. Great agents know the tiniest changes sellers can make to improve the sale-ability of their home. They are creative with their MLS listings and they take the best photographs of each home. They return client calls promptly and make every appointment on time. Connections and representation The top agents come to a home with a prospective buyers list. They also are working with a well known realty agency. They know other realtors in the area, too, and are willing to work with others if that sells the home faster. Tenacity Sellers want an agent that is tenacious. They follow up quickly after every time the home is shown. They appear to work hard and they rarely give up. Aggressive yet polite attitude The best realtor is not afraid to speak up. He or she should be just as promotional about the seller’s home as if it was their own. By being aggressive, the realtor is working hard to put the home in the forefront of the local market. Flair and good grooming Sellers have worked hard to prepare their homes for showing. They want, and need, a realtor that puts their best foot forward. An agent with flair exudes confidence and makes prospective buyers feel at ease. This way, prospective buyers get the impression that his agent would not even list a home that was not an excellent buy. Knowledge of technology An agent that can use technology with ease is going to be more up-to-date on the market in the area. They will also be more likely to be an organized person who has their act together. This is the type of person sellers want helping to sell their homes. Honesty Sellers need an honest agent, one that will tell them like it is, even if they’re not the easiest to hear. This type of person will lay out exactly what the seller can expect, from sale price to timing and more. In the end, honesty will save sellers lots of worry. Hardworking A realtor should appear to be tireless and should work on the sale of each home as if it was the most important thing in their life. These are the most common qualities of successful real estate agents. Emulate these qualities and you’ll be more successful, no matter how difficult the sales environment is at the moment.