108. Real Estate License – the money and work that goes into getting a real estate license can sometimes pay off, even if you have no intentions of taking up real estate brokerage as a profession.
The most obvious would be to be able to keep the buyer agent commission when you buy your own home, or to avoid paying a listing agent to get your home onto the MLS.
Some brokerages also exist solely for referrals. You hang your license and get paid a referral fee for referring friends or family members to other real estate agents.