Becoming a Texas REALTOR®

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BECOMING A TEXAS REALTOR®


Licensing
Posted: May 05, 2014 by No name

Becoming a licensed real estate agent in Texas is a big step towards your independence and a rewarding career. It is not an easy career path, but those who are willing to work hard and make decisions based on "whats best for their business" are on the road to a successful career.
I recommend that you make your decision early with regards to the brokerage you will partnering with. 
To start, find an office in your area that offers a Career Seminar and once you have made your decision to pursue this career, sign up for your classes and complete the process below.

1.)
 Pre-license Education Requirements for a Texas Real Estate Salesperson License

      180 Hours of Specific Core Real Estate Courses

  • Real Estate Principals - 60 hours
  • Law of Agency - 30 hours
  • Law of Contracts - 30 hours
  • Promulgated Contracts - 30 hours
  • Real Estate Finance - 30 hours
2.)  File Your Application AFTER you have completed your education.
  • Submit all your course completion documents/certificates (not originals) to Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Complete the online license application process for an INACTIVATE Salesperson License and submit the application fee.
3.)  Fingerprint & Investigation
  • Wait for the Texas Real Estate Commission to issue a letter with your TREC Entity Number
  • You will then be able to sign up for the exam and fingerprinting.
    NOTE:  Filing of an application authorizes a background check and a
     default on a Student guaranteed loan may cause your application to be rejected.
4.)  Examination
  • Examinations are multiple choice questions with National and State sections.
  • It is recommended that you take a LIVE exam prep course.
  • 3 Attempts to pass. After 3rd attempt you will be required to retake some of classes.
NOTE: You have 1 year from date of filing application to PASS Exam.

Licensing Laws are Subject to Change.  You may check the Texas Real Estate Commission website for full details and/or updates at; http://www.trec.state.tx.us/

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