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!
@Carrington Allen I appreciate that information. I will have to look into it.
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.