Real estate is rapidly becoming one of the hottest employment opportunities around. With the economy reversing and the housing market rallying, it's a great time to get a real estate license. However, a lot of people come into real estate thinking it's a simple job. Sell the house, make the money, and have no worries. There's a little more to it than that, and prospective real estate agents need to understand that. Related: 15 Questions To Ask Before Making A Career Change In this article, we will discuss five things every prospective real estate agent or Realtor should know and plan for before getting started, starting with real estate courses.