How to Get a Real Estate License

How to Get a Real Estate License

Learn how to get a real estate license the easy way. Your first step will be to enroll in pre-licensing education. You next step will be passing the state and national real estate licensing exams, Finally, you will need to find a broker to help you kick start your real estate career. Note that each step to getting your license may vary slightly by state, so it’s important to check your state’s requirements.

Three Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

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Step 1. Complete
your Real Estate Pre-Licensing Education

Prospective real estate agents must take the real estate pre-licensing course from an approved real estate licensing school, like Real Estate Express. Once you complete your course, be sure to obtain your official transcripts or certificate of completion from the school, which is required for your real estate license application.

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Step 2. Pass
Your State Real Estate Exam

After you complete your pre-licensing course and pass the final exam, you’ll schedule your state licensing real estate exam. You’ll encounter some of the questions on the exam that you didn’t cover in your pre-licensing courses, so be sure to look for exam prep programs that will walk you through practice questions for your state.

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Step 3. Launch
Your Real Estate Career By Contact Us

Congratulations on passing your exam! Now you’re ready to find a broker to work who can help you start your career on strong footing.

How to Get a Real Estate License

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