What is a good major in college for a future real estate career?

I am currently a freshman in college and I am an undecided major. But, I am really interested in working in real estate. I have a 4 year full-ride scholarship for college, so I plan on earning a bachelors degree. After that, I plan to get my real estate license. But, I am not sure what I should major in that would go hand-in-hand with real estate and could potentially help me move up to other jobs. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank You!


  1. Charles Davidson says

    I almost always recommend business degrees. In real estate, you will need to learn how to deal with contracts, negotiations, sales, and marketing. All of these are important skills and ones that you can learn in a business major. The real estate license will teach you the specifics about real estate law. But as a real estate agent, you will essentially be in business for yourself. You’ll need to know how to keep accurate financial records, market yourself as an agent, and so forth. Good writing and math skills are also critical.

    Good luck! It sounds like you already have some clear career goals!

  2. Nutty Chocolatier says

    People in commercial real estate often have Commerce degrees, or so I observed when I checked out a few companies online.

    I’m not sure what sort of program would lend itself to residential real estate. I do know that some colleges actually have Real Estate majors available, but it’s not very common. And you would still need to get your license the normal way after.

    Maybe Economics could be a good choice. It may help you feel your way around the real estate market, which would be helpful as an agent because you might be able to make better informed decisions about your practice. And an economics degree is also useful for finding a regular job if real estate doesn’t work out for some reason.