We Know You Have Questions

1. How long does it take to get my Delaware license?

Real estate classes offered by local real estate schools are varied in format from all-day to nights to accelerated programs. Generally, the process is: 12 weeks of education (99 hours), two weeks for the application process, two-hour exam, and one to three weeks for the license to be received. Your total time invested can be two to three months.

2. What are my expenses as a REALTOR®?

There are start-up and ongoing expenses that are both fixed (dues, insurance, communication tools, etc.) and variable (marketing, mobile phone, auto expenses, etc.).

3. How soon will I make an income? How much can I expect to earn?

On average, it takes four to six months for a new REALTOR® to close their first transaction. Since first year production is extremely unpredictable, we recommend a new agent have the financial resources to cover six months of living expenses.

4. What characteristics make a good REALTOR®?

Attitude and personality traits include:
  • Willing to work hard
  • Persistent
  • Good self-image
  • Positive
  • Outgoing
  • Enthusiastic
  • Likes to help others
  • A servant spirit
  • Independent and creative
  • Handles frustration well
  • Committed to continuous education
Professional skills and traits include:
  • Self-motivated
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Organized and detailed
  • Willing to work long hours
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Professional personal image
  • Competitive and goal-oriented
  • Good time manager
  • Results oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Committed to a career
  • Can prospect and ask for business

5. Can I work part-time in real estate?

Patterson-Schwartz REALTORS® are dedicated career professionals. We believe buyers and sellers are best served by REALTORS® committed to maintaining current knowledge and skills. Real estate jobs are demanding and require full-time attention and commitment to exceed our clients’ expectations.