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National Association of Independent Real Estate Brokers
7102 Mardyke Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 547-4679
Web site: http://nationalrealestatebrokers.org
The National Association of Independent Real Estate Brokers is a professional organization that offers training, networking, and public relations to real estate agents and brokers.

National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
9831 Greenbelt Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Web site: http://www.nareb.com
This association promotes excellence in the real estate industry by encouraging members to share ideas and further educate themselves.

National Association of Realtors
700 11th Street
Washington, DC 20001
Web site: http://www.nar.realtor.com
Another professional association for real estate agents and brokers.


Michigan Occupational Information System

This Web site provides short summaries of many careers and describes the general job tasks and work environment.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002–03 Edition
This Web site, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains detailed information on hundreds of occupations.

Real Estate Sales Agent
Offers a video in RealPlayer format.


Evans, Mariwyn. Opportunities in Real Estate Careers. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1997.

This book offers essential information about a variety of careers within the real estate industry. It provides additional details about training, salary, and resources.

Floyd, Charles F., and Marcus T. Allen. Real Estate Principles. Chicago: Dearborn Financial Pub., 1997.

A textbook used in introductory real estate classes. Gives you some study exercises to try on your own.

Friedman, Jack P., Jack C. Harris, and J. Bruce Lindeman. Dictionary of Real Estate Terms. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2000.

A listing of every real estate term you could possibly think of.

Irwin, Robert. Home Buyers’ Checklist. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

By reviewing the questions homebuyers should ask, you'll be able to have the answers for them.

Kennedy, Danielle. How to List and Sell Real Estate in the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Offers sales methods and a twenty-one-day self-training course.

Lee, Michael. Opening Doors, Selling to Multicultural Clients. Winchester, VA: Oakhill Press, 1999.

A good book for understanding differences in cultures that affect sales.

Masi, Mary. Real Estate Career Starter: Finding and Getting a Good Job. New York: Learning Express, 2001.

Covers most of the field, including education, finding a job, licensing, and success on the job.

Pivar, William. Real Estate Exam Guide. Real Estate Education Co., 2000.

Gives examples of potential questions on the real estate licensing exam.

Reis, Ronald A. The Everything Hot Careers Book. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp., 2001.

This book gives the inside scoop on real estate careers with interviews with people in the profession.

Shim, Jae K., Joel G. Siegel, and Stephen W. Hartman. Dictionary of Real Estate. New York: J. Wiley, 1996.

In addition to real estate terms, the book shows parts of houses, mortgage tables, and measurement tables.

Zeller, Dirk. Your First Year in Real Estate. New York: Random House, 2001.

The book gives step-by-step suggestions to challenge you to go from novice to professional.

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