How to Start Your Real Estate Career
MORe is your one-stop for everything you need to know and do to get your real estate license, find your first job, and list and sell that first home.
The Licensing Process
Step 1: Coursework
Complete 90 hours of pre-licensing coursework and the course exam.
Step 2: Exams
After passing the pre-licensing course, it's time to take the State and National Licensing Exams with AMP.
Step 3: Transcripts
Your transcript will be sent to you after passing your exams. Now you're ready to get started with a real estate office!
Selecting a Real Estate Office & Tapping the Best Local Association
Step 1: Research Offices & Associations
Research prospective brands, offices, and the association they belong to in order to find the one that fits your needs.
Step 2: Be Financially Prepared
Research what your start-up and ongoing costs of business will be. These fees vary depending on the office and association you select.
Step 3: 45-Day Permit
The 45-Day Permit Sponsor Card is your green light to start your real estate career. This will be issued to you by your Managing Broker.
Step 4: Joining an Association
Once you select the office you will work with, membership to a local real estate trade association is your next step to beginning a successful career.
Step 5: New Member Orientation
Attend the New Member Orientation required by your association to get a refresher on important info for you business and a look at the new tools and programs available to you.
Kate Sax, RCE, e-PRO, CIPS
Vice President, Professionalism & Career Development
Member Education Specialist