Posted by GL(ON) on April 18, 2002 at 20:52:37:
Where I live the real estate sales people are licensed by the province. They must take a course in school then write a test. When I took the course it was 6 weeks long. It covered real estate law, surveys, contracts,valuation of property and other matters. This is very good training for the beginning investor. I recommend it even if you never sell real estate or get your license. It gives a good basic knowlege and puts you on a more even level with the real estate professionals and lawyers.
I also recommend a course in basic accounting or bookkeeping. This is important for any business, one of the main reasons people fail in business is that they do not know enough accounting to know when they are getting into financial trouble until it is too late.