A Career in Real Estate

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There are numerous things that go into becoming a real estate agent or broker. There are different requirements for each state including what they need to test their applicants on as well as the process leading up to taking the real estate licensing exam. Usually, the requirements include things like background checks and study time.

If you are interested in becoming a real estate agent or broker but are unaware of where you should begin you can find resources that help break down the requirements per state. The linked site above can provide you with both a list of required documentation and other aspects as well as provide you good resources to practice before you are ready to take the exam.

Top State Requirements

Some states are booming in the real estate markets including California, Florida, and New York. If you are located in one of those states or interested in relocating to one of these states to start your career in real estate you are likely interested in learning what is required in each state before you can take the test to become a licensed real estate agent.

California License Requirements

  • Legal resident of the USA
  • Honest and true person
  • Clean background
  • Fingerprints taken
  • Three real estate courses
  • Pass real estate exam

This is just a quick breakdown of the requirements in California. If you would like to read more in depth about the requirements or start practicing for the California real estate licensing exam you can go here.

Florida License Requirements

  • 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete pre-license course
  • Submit application and pay fee
  • Pass real estate exam

This is just a quick breakdown. For more information on the requirements and process of becoming a real estate agent can be found here.

New York License Requirements

  • 18 years old
  • Complete approved qualifying course
  • Must be sponsored by a NY broker
  • Must pass NY real estate exam
  • Clean felony record
  • Photo record available at DMV

These are quick explanations. You can find more in depth information on becoming a real estate agent in New York on this website.

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