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Become a Realtor with education scholarships *

Looking to grow your current real estate business? Find out why Edina Realty is the best place to do it!

When you’re just starting out, you often have no idea where to begin. That’s where Edina Realty comes in. We’ve compiled a nine-unit online course to guide you as you navigate your new career. It starts with Edina University, which offers hands-on learning and role-playing opportunities, and it continues with Fast Track. 

What’s Fast Track?
Fast track is an online, nine-unit, 
comprehensive training program designed to get you to your first sale fast, with units covering the following:

  1. Working on your business - Activities to help you build a solid business foundation
  2. Prospecting - Activities to help you generate listings and sales
  3. Best practices - Advice and pointers from industry experts

How does Fast Track work?
This online, nine-unit course allows you to:

  • Run at your own pace through self-guided cheat sheets and video tutorials
  • Stay on track through regular check-ins with your sales manager
  •  Assess your progress by unit and even check items off after you’ve completed them

I have my real estate license…now what?

Congratulations on the launch of your real estate career! We know this is a busy time for you, and we’d like to help you feel prepared with the right questions as you conduct your broker interviews. 

Here are the top three topics to tackle—and supporting questions for each.

Lead generation

  1. What is your company’s overall lead policy?
    • Does the company provide me with leads?
    • What happens when a lead comes in on my listing?
    • What happens with leads that I generate myself?

Jump starting my career

  1. How will you help me jump start my business?
    • What is your role today versus long-term?
    • Who will be helping me?
    • What are the terms of the contract I would sign with you?
    • Will you pay for my tuition for licensing education?

Supporting me to build a successful, long-term business

  1. What will you do to help me in my career?
    • What can I expect for coaching and support from my manager/broker?
    • Is the broker available to me evenings and on weekends?
    • Where are the marketing, IT and legal departments located?
      • Are they readily available by phone or email?
      • Is there an additional fee for this?
    • How do you help me with my online presence?
    • Who is the broker of the office, and do they sell?

Need help or further clarification? Reach out any time!

The top three questions to ask a potential broker

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Edina Real estate agent getting their license

With so much information available to them, buyers and sellers need the advice of Realtors more than ever, making it a viable and rewarding career for the long haul.

Whether you’d like to be a part of a team or be your own boss, our dedicated sales managers and staff are here to support and coach you in your business (and they don’t sell, so they’re not competing with you for clients). At Edina Realty you’ll have: 

  • A manager providing business coaching, guidance and motivation
  • Professional marketing, technology and legal teams 
  • Full-time staff offering transactional support
  • Expenses and metrics tracked for you
  • Automated marketing, client management tools, a personalized website and app, premium customizable content, integrated CRM and more
  • Emma, your digital real estate assistant
  • Online security to ensure your clients’ transactions are protected
  • And so much more

All the support, tools and resources available to you at Edina Realty make owning your own business easy.

Real estate: So much more than a side hustle

The Emma Assistant delivers all your tasks in one spot

Wondering if a career in real estate is right for you? Take our career assessment to discover your potential.

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Wondering if a career in real estate is right for you? 
Take our career assessment to discover your potential.

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Get a licensing education scholarship* 
Edina Realty invests in you by picking up the tab for your real estate licensing education. We know how hard it can be to get started in a new business, and we’re here to support, coach and move you forward…starting with paying for your tuition.

How to get a real estate license in Minnesota
The licensing requirements consist of three parts.

  • Learn:

    Take 90 hours of licensing education – three 30-hour courses.
  • Test:

    Earn a passing score on the real estate license exam – minimum score of 75 percent required on each section.
  • Apply:

    Submit your license application to the Minnesota Department of Commerce – your Edina Realty manager or real estate broker can help you complete and submit your license.

How to get a real estate license in Wisconsin
If you have your real estate license in Minnesota, you only need to take one additional course (16 credits) to get licensed in Wisconsin. If you’re not, you'll complete the steps below.

  • Learn:

    Complete the board-approved 72-hour pre-license education program or 10 credits in real estate or real estate-related law courses from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Test:

    Earn a passing score on the salesperson exam (Pearson VUE)
  • Apply:

    Submit your license application to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – your Edina Realty broker can help you with the submission process.

How to become a real estate agent in MN and WI with free education*

We'll pay for your licensing and tuition costs. Ready to take the first step?

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Learn more about a career in real estate at one of our weekly information sessions – held every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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What does the job pay?

Real estate agent taking home sellers through home valuation tour

Being a Realtor with Edina Realty means having unlimited earning potential. You set your own hours and choose what you focus on to achieve your goals. We’ve even estimated how your number of contacts correlates to transactions and income! For example, if you know and market to 75-200 people, you might expect to close 15 transactions. And that gives you an income over $120k. It only goes up from there!

Need a little help getting started? Check out our financial assistance options.

Get a licensing education scholarship*
Edina Realty invests in you by picking up the tab for your real estate licensing education. We know how hard it can be to get started in a new business, and we’re here to support, coach and move you forward…starting with paying for your tuition. Reach out to learn more.  

Up to $900 tuition reimbursement
We’re investing in your success—literally! New agents starting a career at Edina Realty can earn up to $900 when you complete three transactions within six months of joining Edina Realty—that’s $300 per written transaction toward your tuition. Reach out to learn more. 

$1,500 for military veterans
Put your unique set of skills to work as a real estate agent using our Veterans to Realtors program. This program offers $1,500 in training, technology tools and marketing support to help you launch your career. Plus, it's offered for free to spouses of veterans as well. Learn more

Earn an average of $3000 per sale through our referral network
If you’re a natural networker, or a social media influencer with a lot of connections, you might be a great fit for the Edina Realty Referral Network (ERRN), where you can partner with a fully licensed real estate agent and get paid for referring business to them. You’ll play a critical role in helping your friends, family and personal network handle their real estate needs while earning referral income indefinitely—without quitting your day job. (Note: Real estate license required.) Interested? Reach out to learn more. 

Keep your current career and generate side income through Edina Realty’s Referral Network.