Historic Properties, Inc., is unlike any other real estate firm. Our buyers and sellers are kindred spirits because we all share the goals of preservation. Matching the right people to the property that's just for them takes a lot more time and research, but is infinitely more rewarding. 

"This is more than just a career for us; it is our passion"

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Licensed in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina

Join Our Team!

Become an Agent * Already an Agent * Referral Program
You want to Become a Real Estate Agent -

The buying or selling of a home or an investment property is usually the largest financial transaction that most people make during their lives. It is important that customers receive quality advice and service from professionals. You could be that professional.

  • Do you have the desire to succeed?
  • Do you want to earn money based on your desire?
  • Do you want flexible hours?
  • Do you want ever-increasing professional opportunity?
  • Is customer satisfaction and support important to you?
  • Do you want to develop more technical skills?
  • Do you want to develop more interpersonal skills?
  • Do you like personal satisfaction of a job well done?
  • Do you want to enjoy what you do?
  • If you can answer "Yes" to the above, real estate may well be the place for you.

 

  • Are you self-motivated?
  • Do you have a sense of humor?
  • Can you listen?
  • Can you build rapport and acquire information?
  • Can you be assertive, yet sociable?
  • Are you technically savvy and/or are committed to learning more?
  • Are you dependable?
  • Is yours a "can-do" attitude?
  • If you can answer "Yes" to these questions, you have a chance to make a career of it.

Historic Properties is committed to agents who want to accomplish more in their life than just "doing a job." We seek people who have a passion for what they do - both for themselves and for their customers.

What You have to Do -

Becoming a real estate agent starts with studying to take a State-certified exam. Classes are available from a variety of sources in this area:

  • Real Estate Schools - see Moseley.org
  • Night classes at both Lord Fairfax Community College and John Handley H.S.
  • Online - search on "Real estate schools Virginia"
  • Local Real Estate firms

The classes require 60 hours of study, on-going testing of the material, then a final exam. When study/class portion is successfully completed, you must apply to take the State-certified exam.

Upon successful completion of the State exam, you can become affiliated with a real estate firm as a real estate agent. Typically, this association is based on you being an independent contractor (self-employed), but you MUST be associated with a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Now the real world begins. When you join a firm you will begin the process of joining a Multiple Listing Service, a local Association, the State Association, and the National Association, - about $1,000 in the first year. Are these necessary? If you really want to do business - YES. Are they beneficial? - you bet! It's just a cost of doing business.

And finally - you need to kick start that "can-do" attitude and start working.

What We have to Do -

So now you have the "book knowledge" of basic real estate law, ethics, and definitions. What about real transactions? How many pages are in that contract? And what other forms do I need? How do I find clients? What do I do when one actually appears? These are the things that Historic Properties will help you figure out.

Every new agent is schooled in the basics of:

  1. the standard Virginia Association Realtors and the Northern Virginia Association Realtors contracts and forms,
  2. prospecting for and maintaining clients,
  3. customer service,
  4. maintaining adequate business records,
  5. computers, software, and internet competency.

Agents are the real assets of Historic Properties. Any firm, large or small, is only as good as its staff. You want to work for a well-managed firm. We want your efforts to be meaningful to you - and to us - both monetarily and personally gratifying.

We both are looking for quality!

 

 

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