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 and online to accommodate your schedule. The course is between 75 and 85 hours long that requires at least 80% attendance. At the end of the class there will be a course exam that requires a passing grade of 75% or higher on the national and state sections. Once you have passed the course exam and met the other course completion requirements you will go on to submit your application for license. Submitting your license application will also open your opportunity to schedule to take the National & State licensing exams (this is scheduled outside of the School and costs $156 for the application and exam fees.) Once you pass both of those exams and your background check comes back (background check costs a minimum of $30) without issue, then you will receive your real estate license issued by the NC Real Estate Commission (NCREC).
Once you have your license you will need to affiliate with a real estate firm and be supervised by a Broker-In-Charge (BIC) for at least two years. A lot of firms require you to become a REALTOR® which is a membership that costs roughly $521.00 annually depending on the local Association you join. A one time orientation/application fee (roughly $200 to $300) is also typically assessed by the Association. Dues are prorated monthly. Additionally, you will need access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which is billed on a quarterly basis, roughly $50 each month depending on which local Association of Realtors you join. You can learn more about becoming a REALTOR® at https://www.nar.realtor/
For a complete outline of the licensing process, including post-licensing requirements, review the following brochure from the NC Real Estate Commission: https://www.ncrec.gov/Brochures/general.pdf