Long time Stack Overflow user, first time Area 51'er.
My wife changed careers last year and got her license in Real Estate. This year we found that is REALLY hard to get started as there aren't many things they teach you in "real estate school" that will actually apply to your actual day to day job in real estate, such as:
- How to generate leads.
- Teams v. Solo discussions
- What to do now that you have your license Etc.
We were discussing an edge-case scenario she's involved in with a buyer and seller of a property, and me being a software developer immediately thought of what I would do in that situation. Checking Stack Exchange was the first thing that popped into my mind, and to my surprise there was nothing on real estate.
I think this could be a very helpful platform for agents to discourse with other agents and exchange ideas and the like in a positive online platform like Stack Exchange sites.
It took my wife 7 months to get her first sale after she got her license and even the broker she was working for wasn't doing anything to guide her or point her in the right direction and let her run with it.
I believe this could be the very best place on the internet for the murky, convoluted and often confusing world of being a real estate agent.
Of course, each state has their own law and some state reciprocate licenses so there will be some grey areas, but the internet is filled with John or Jane Doe's real estate blogs with subjective material that can confuse new agents and do more harm than good.
That being said, I propose a new Stack Exchange site be created for Real Estate.