LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of locals are still looking for work. As part of our effort to help you Rebound from the pandemic, we're looking at different job opportunities throughout the valley. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean has details on one such company, offering you a chance at a new career.
Joshua Reiman has worked in the nightlife industry for nearly 20 years.
"Big DJs certainly aren't getting booked, anything like that, which drives a lot of the traffic," says Joshua.
But he recently lost his job due to the pandemic.
DESIRE TO SELL REAL ESTATE
"It's time to look at different options. So you know you can support a family and just a better way of life," says Joshua.
Joshua says he's often considered selling real estate.
"I love sales. Nightlife is essentially sales... These are essentially just a bigger product and you're working harder for one sale," says Joshua.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONLINE COURSES
Kirby Scofield of Scofield Realty likes that logic. He feels a lot of unemployed locals with hospitality and service industry experience have strong communication skills and salesmanship.
"We want someone who... wants and has the desire to do real estate," says Kirby.
THREE YEAR DEAL
To help you get started, Scofield Realty is offering scholarships to cover the cost for taking the online courses needed to earn a real estate license in Nevada.
"As long as you get your fingerprints upfront. That's the key thing. You can be licensed within four months, because fingerprints with the division and background check take about four months," says Kirby.
The opportunity includes a three year deal with Scofield Realty, and begins with a six week boot camp.
ASSIGNED A MENTOR
"On accountability and how to write and sell the house and list a home and promote yourself as a brand," says Kirby.
You'll also be assigned a mentor, Kirby knows the learning process isn't over when the classes end.
"There's always stuff you have to learn. So it takes about two years to fully have the experience full-time, when you can pick up the phone with a client and know what you're talking about," says Kirby.
Joshua is taking the online courses now and says the scholarship sealed the deal for him.
"It's an upfront cost which over the years has impeded me from going in that direction," says Joshua.
IT TAKES WORK
Kirby says he plans to offer a lot more scholarships.
"It's kind of an ongoing thing. So people don't think it's a one time offer. This is part of our business plan now," says Kirby.
But Kirby has a serious message for anyone wanting a scholarship.
"It's not like what you see on TV, the pretty shows. It takes work. But it provides an income beyond what I've seen in anything else, and I've done a lot of jobs," says Kirby.