According to a recent study by CareerBliss.com, real estate agent ranks #1 as the “Happiest Job In America.” On average, agents make $51,170 per year but top earners can make MUCH more. With great income potential, flexible hours, and the satisfaction of helping others; it’s no wonder so many real estate agents are happy with their career choice.
At ERA Newlin and Company, we strive to give all of our agents the tools and support they need to be successful. We provide weekly training to our new agents to get them up and running as soon as possible. For our more experienced agents, our staff assists with marketing and technology. This frees up time for you to focus on growing your business and providing your clients with outstanding service. Broker/Owner Mike Newlin has over 30 years of experience in the real estate profession and is always available to answer questions and assist you.
If you are considering a career change and would like to know more about becoming a real estate agent or you are already a licensed agent and would like to come work at ERA Newlin and Company, we would love to meet with you. Browse through the three sections above or call us at (325) 481-0500 to set up an appointment.
Getting Your Texas Real Estate License
Step 1: Classes
The Texas Real Estate Commission requires all new agents to complete certain courses before they can apply for a license. These classes cover basic and advanced topics in real estate and can be taken either online or in a classroom setting from an approved education provider.
- Principles of Real Estate (60 Classroom Hours)
- Law of Agency (30 classroom hours)
- Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours)
- Promulgated Contracts Forms (30 classroom hours)
- Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours)
Step 2: The Application
Once you have completed all of your classes, you may then apply for your license. At this point you will have to submit to a background check as well as fingerprinting for security reasons.
Step 3: Testing
After your application is received and approved, you will then need to take the license exam. The test consists of 110 questions and is limited to 150 minutes.
But don’t worry there are plenty of ways to prepare.
Step 4: Sponsorship
Texas law requires all new salespeople to have sponsoring broker. The broker must be an active licensed broker in the State of Texas.
Step 5: Becoming a Realtor
Joining the local, state, and national board of Realtors will give you access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), special programs and discounts, as well as training and support at the local and national level.
At this point, you can now go out and start practicing real estate and growing your business.
For more detailed information on the process of getting your Texas real estate license, click here to download our free ebook. This how to guide will walk you through the licensing process step by step with helpful information like what forms to fill out, fee amounts, education and test prep options, and much more.
If you would like more information about how to get your Texas real estate license or would like to meet with us to discuss your future real estate career goals, fill out the form on this page or call us at (325) 481-0500 to set up an appointment today!
Choosing a Broker
"As a real estate agent, your choice of companies is the most important career choice you will ever make. That company must provide goals, embrace change, set standards, give training, products and support. Most of all, that company must treat you with honesty and respect. I can say there is only one choice for me and that is ERA Newlin & Company. Mike and Sandy Newlin give freely to make sure all their agents are treated fairly and, most of all, have all the support one could ever wish to have."
Janice Petty, REALTOR
ERA Real Estate is an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry with over 40 years experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The ERA® network includes approximately 32,000 brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,400 offices in 46 states throughout the United States and 36 countries and territories.
ERA Newlin & Company began as a partnership in May, 1998 and incorporated in 2004. We joined the ERA Franchise System in June of 2006. Our present location is 1722 West Avenue N in San Angelo, Texas. Broker Mike Newlin was born and raised in San Angelo. He has a BBA and MS in Biology from Angelo State University. He has worked as a Realtor since 1983 and as Owner/Broker since 1998. ERA Newlin & Company currently employs 4 staff members and 29 hardworking real estate professionals. We have agents dedicated to Property Management and to Relocation services.
Help When You Need It
Our team of agents and staff are here to help you. Andrew Killingsworth, our trainer and technology specialist, will show you how to use all the ERA systems and make sure that you are completely trained on all aspects of working at our office. Sandy Newlin, our relocation director, will assist you in sending and receiving referrals. Linda Dorris is our bookkeeper and ensures that your checks get to you promptly. And our receptionist and office coordinator Barbara Foerster manages the day to day operations of the office.
Take a Tour
We invite you to come take a tour of our office and meet with us about your future at ERA Newlin and Company. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or call us at (325) 481-0500 to set up an appointment today!
Training and Support
Getting your license and selecting a broker is only the beginning of your real estate career. Once you’ve filed all your paperwork and moved into your office, training and support become a vital part of your success as a real estate agent. As a part of the ERA franchise system, our agents and staff have access to a wealth of information and training through our exclusive TeamERA website. Here you will find tools for marketing, learning, and office management that no other office in San Angelo can offer.
- Contracts and Forms
- Time Management
- Email Management
- Internet Marketing
- Handling Buyer Objections
- Software Tutorials
- Seller Marketing Presentation
- and much more…
- TeamERA Website
- TextERA Lead Capture System
- ERA Mortgage Resources
- ERA Home Warranty
- Annual ERA International Business Conference
- Cartus Relocation
- Free Past Client Follow Up System
To find out more about our training and support, call us at (325) 481-0500 or fill out the contact form on this page to set up an appointment today!