Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Candi Matthews has become a licensed real estate broker after weeks of studying and a lengthy exam.
“It’s kind of like the MBA of real estate - like having your masters degree,” Matthews explained. “I think it just shows for me that I'm in it for the long haul.”
To become a broker, real estate professionals must commit to education and training beyond the agent level in order to pass an exam that's required by state law.
In Hawaii, usually only 25 percent of real estate professionals pass the test on the first try, said Matthews. After two weeks of stressful and lengthy study sessions, she was still able to pass the test on the first attempt.
“It’s not for everybody,” said Matthews.…