Becoming a real estate agent

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Hello World,

I am seeking some inform or guidance on how to acquire real estate educational classes to receive a license. I believe that is the first step in becoming an agent; but nonetheless, any guidance on how to become an agent will be well appreciated?

Hey @jonathan lane,

From my experience, you can either take an online class, get a book, or attend an in class program. Depending on your time schedule or the way you learn will depend on the route you take. When I started I used a book but the information was too dry to absorb so after spending months and extra money extending, I enrolled into an in class program. The school had an exam that needed to be passed before you could sit for the state exam. I have taken classes through "The CE Shop" and I am enrolled in an online class to receive my brokers license. Ill provide the link below. Hope this helps. Good Luck!

https://www.theceshop.com/


YOu need to take 60 hours of RE classes then take a test to make sure you learned on those 60 hours, send background check and then take a state exam.. ( and pass) :)   After , Look for a brokerage and also affiliate yourself with a RE board .   My opinion best way to do it Fast an easy  with no hassle and pay less, www.realestateexpress.com ( for the 60 hours) ( they will  guide you for the following steps...  )  

Or if you are not that discipline to take it online , I suggest to google or search or ask   around your area for the best Present class RE school...  And Also You can get a good study with the "prep agent "  is a youtube channel ... thats to go over your lessons and accelerate your learning and understanding of terms .

In IL you now (2021) have to have a real estate license if you sell more than 2 properties a year.  So if you are a true investor/flipper you will have to have a license.  Does not apply to leasing your own properties.  So if you don't want to get your license find a good agent to work with.