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Start Your Real Estate Career With an Online Degree

Ade Hennis - Author

Apr. 11 2022, Published 7:45 a.m. ET

Real estate will always be a hot market to buy, invest, and work in, as people will always need somewhere to live. And it's expanded even more with the metaverse boom. What's the best way to get a job in real estate? What are the best online real estate degrees?

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Whereas real estate agent is one of the first jobs that comes to mind, you could also become a property manager, foreclosure specialist, marketing manager, residential or commercial appraiser, or leasing consultant. As online real estate degree programs vary, it's best to do your research and find the one most suited to your desired career path.

What are the best online real estate degrees?

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Real Estate, Liberty University

In this entirely online degree, Liberty teaches you about real estate, general business management, and communication concepts. Its versatility allows you to work in different areas of real estate, from marketing to management. You can also build your timetable to suit your personal schedule.

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Real Estate, Purdue University Global

In another versatile degree, Purdue teaches students about the real estate business, legal terms, sales, market trends, and ethics. Its graduates go on to real estate work such as consulting, negotiating, and market analysis.

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Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies, Ashford University

This is one of the few online degree programs that focuses primarily on real estate, and not business administration. Introduced by Ashford in 2019, the degree is ideal for people who are sure they want to get into real estate. Students will learn about a range of real estate topics, including history, investing, legal terminology, and support services.

What about online real estate courses?

If you’re someone who thinks a four-year degree isn’t for you, there are shorter real estate agent courses that can be finished in as little as three months. After you complete the course, you’ll be eligible to take the real estate agent exam, and if you pass, you can apply for an agent license. Some of the biggest online real estate pre-licensing courses are offered by Kaplan, AceableAgent, and the CE Shop, and they're available in most U.S. states


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