Let’s talk about getting that Real Estate License! In order to obtain your real estate license, you’ll need to successfully pass the broker pre-licensing course. We offer day, evening and weekend classes across our different campuses to accommodate your schedule. The course is between 75 and 80 hours long that requires 80% attendance. At the end of the class there will be a class exam that requires a passing grade of 75% or higher on the national and state sections. Once you have passed the class exam you would go on to submit your application to take the National & State licensing exams (this is scheduled outside of the School and costs $164 for the application and exam fees.) Once both of those exams have been passed and your background check comes back (background check costs a minimum of $30) then you will receive your real estate license.
Once you have your license then you will need to affiliate with a real estate firm. A lot of firms require you to become a REALTOR® which is a membership that costs $521.00 annually. The association also charges a $300.00 orientation fee that is due at the time of registration. Dues are prorated monthly. You will need access to the MLS which is billed on a quarterly basis of $150 ($50 each month.) You can learn more about becoming a REALTOR® here.
It is really important to research the real estate company that you associate with as each one provides different perks, training programs, and are more specialized in helping new agents kick start their career.