Kristi Logan with her precious pup, Lulu. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Are you looking to change careers? Working in real estate is a flexible career option that lets you set your own schedule, choose where and when you want to work, and helps you meet exciting new people in The Magic City.

We spoke with Kristi Logan, a local mom who recently started a new career at LAH Real Estate, to find out more.

Meet Kristi Logan

Kristi Logan / LAH Real Estate
(Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

Originally from Montgomery, Kristi Logan first moved to Birmingham after completing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Auburn University. While living in The Magic City, Kristi helped train early childhood development teachers with Childcare Resources. However, when Kristi had her first son, she decided to take a step back from her career to focus on raising her children.

“I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for 22 years and loved raising my sons. Now that they are adults and independent, I have started taking steps to start a new career in real estate.

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

Real estate can be a very attractive career, especially for mothers like Kristi looking to re-enter the workforce.

“Real estate has always fascinated me! My husband and I bought and remodeled our first home in 1997 – a 1925 Spanish home in the Hollywood neighborhood of Homewood that needed a lot of work. We ‘caught a bug’ and have since bought, renovated and sold seven more homes here in Birmingham. When I thought about starting a new career, I wanted to find a career that was flexible enough so that I could continue doing the things I love. Real estate was a natural choice!

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

Embark on a new career

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Kristi Logan, one of LAH Real Estate’s newest agents. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

During the “second wave” of COVID-19, Kristi took online real estate classes from home, passed the exam, and finished with the post-licensing course. As a fully licensed agent, Kristi’s next step was to find a real estate company to work with.

“I was having lunch with a friend who works at another real estate agency, and she told me that LAH Real Estate had the best training program for new agents. Living in Homewood, I already knew that LAH Real Estate had an excellent reputation. I was sold!

After passing the test, there was an eight-week training course that LAH Real Estate held at its Mountain Brook office. This training helped me understand how LAH does things and the technology they use, like HomeSnap and DotLoop. »

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

Kristi Logan
Kristi Logan with her husband and three sons. (Kristi Logan)

Since March, Kristi has been a full-time agent in the Homewood office of LAH Real Estate.

“I started working in the Homewood office and immediately felt at home. Everyone’s a team player, and when I got my first contract I had people around me to make sure everything was done right, which is really helpful, because there’s a lot of documents to sign! »

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

As part of their ongoing support for all agents, LAH Real Estate offers over 20 continuing education courses throughout the year at no cost to their real estate agents.

“LAH Real Estate does a great job of keeping us competitive and up to date. Last week we took training courses on HomeSnap as their website is constantly updating and adding new things. It has been very refreshing for me and helps me know that I am fully equipped for any real estate situation in the future.

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

Learn more about how to become a real estate agent

“Working in real estate is a great career for this stage of my life. I love looking at homes and finding the potential in each, and it’s so nice that you can manage your time the way you want. It’s a fun and exciting way to learn new things and challenge myself!

Kristi Logan, LAH Real Estate

Before you can become a real estate agent, there are three main steps you must take to become qualified:

  1. Take the 60-hour pre-licensing course
  2. Pass the Alabama Vendor Exam
  3. Complete the 30-hour post-licensing course

One way to get started is through the LAH School of Real Estate, which offers classes year-round!

“LAH has a long-standing reputation in our community as a real estate company that goes above and beyond for our clients, clients and real estate agents. As the Recruitment Coordinator for LAH, I am always on the lookout for experienced agents and new agents who would be a perfect fit for our business. It would be a privilege to share with anyone interested in learning more about our amazing community and family at LAH.

Sarah Walker, Recruitment Coordinator, LAH Real Estate

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