Obtaining a real
estate license in your state, or other states in which you
may have interest in doing business is not difficult if
you know what to expect
and can fulfill the requirements. With more experience in
the Real Estate Industry than any of our competitors,
we at Real Estate
Express have assembled the most current real estate Pre License
training courses to teach you exactly what you need to know
to pass the actual state
real estate license exam you will be taking – the
Tens of thousands
of student success stories, and hundreds of thousands of online
training hours gives us the confidence to know that if you
attend online license courses at Real Estate Express, you will pass your state real estate
license exam the first time - guaranteed. Plus, you’ll
be completely equipped to start making money as a Real Estate Salesperson
in your state!
It is important
that you know that obtaining your real estate license is not solely
about taking the real estate exam, and that the process is usually slightly
different from state to state. The following should help increase your
knowledge in this regard.
First, let’s clear up some misconceptions about how you get a
real estate license that you may have seen on other Internet sites
or elsewhere, and that
have come up with some of our real estate students over the years:
saw a competitor’s site refer to a real estate license that is good
throughout the USA. Is that true?”
There is no such thing as a National real estate
license. Each state has adopted and enforces its
own real estate laws and regulations regarding the practice
of real estate licensing, for the general purpose of protecting
the consumer. So you must study for and pass your
state’s real estate license specifically.
saw a site that offers practice exams for what they call a ‘typical’ real
estate license. Would this be beneficial?”
A. NO. While real estate practice exams in general are extremely beneficial, there is no such thing as a “typical” real estate license. Most states have more than one type of real estate license, (salesperson and broker), and most states' definitions of what a “salesperson” can do, and what a “broker” can do in the industry, vary. A few states, like Colorado for example, have gone to a “Broker only” licensing. So you have to know what your state is offering, and what they will be testing you on, specifically. No license in the USA is “typical”.
Q: But if I already have taken the required pre-license course for my state, are Exam Prep tools that let me practice taking the state tests beneficial?
A: Yes. Research shows that once you have taken your Pre-License course, the best way to help ensure that you'll pass your licensing exam the first time out, is to practice taking similar exams for many days in advance. For more information check out the information here: Real Estate License Exam Prep Master
Q. . “I found a site that offers practice Q&As for all 50 states, but
they don’t say anything about state-required real estate Pre License
courses. Can I just buy these practice exams, and then go take my real
license exam to get licensed?
A. NO. Almost every state
requires that you complete some form of real estate Pre License course,
the successful completion of that course and the
minimum number of training hours, before they will allow you to schedule
your real estate license exam.
Most states permit you to take this course not only
online, like here at Real Estate Express, but also in live classrooms,
or even by way of a correspondence
course. But you need to find out what the current
requirements are in your state. To do that, read on …
of Obtaining Your License
How you get a real estate license will vary from state to state, but will
usually involve minimum age requirements, certain education and/or experience
requirements, applications and fees, and other state-specific details. So you
must be sure that you know the relevant information from your state before you
get too deep in preparing for your real estate exam. Remember: What your friend
did last year to get her real estate license in your state, and what your Uncle
did yesterday to obtain his real estate license in a different state, is
meaningless. You have to know the most current requirements and procedures from
your state, that are in effect today.
Differences in Tests and Testing Providers
Twenty years ago most states tested real estate license candidates themselves,
out of a state government office, using #2 pencils and scan type answer sheets.
Today, although there are a few exceptions, most states use outside testing
providers, who are hired by the state to handle the testing process for them.
The way each provider goes about testing you, and the procedures surrounding
their tests will vary. Additionally, because state governments are sensitive to
fiscal accountability, states change testing providers periodically. So it is
important that you confirm which testing provider your state currently uses,
(or if they are not using a testing provider) by clicking on the link listed
above for your state.
Once you have confirmed that information and its currency, you can go to the
testing provider site for more detailed information. Here are the four main
Pearson VUE -
Assessment Systems Incorporated Web Site
Suite 300, Three Bala Plaza West
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-3481
Certification expires 12/31/04
Assessments, LLC Web Site
1360 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108-5252
Certification expires 4/20/06
Psychological Services Incorporated Web Site
100 West Broadway, Suite 1100
Glendale, CA 91210
Certification expires 9/30/03
Most if not all of the information and wisdom you need regarding the process of
how to obtain your real estate license in your state should be able to be found
using the aforementioned links and resources. Once the preliminary decisions
are made, you’ll then be on the road toward the ultimate goal of taking
and passing your licensing exam the first time.
Trust us, you do not want to
invest this much time and energy to end the journey with a failed state
licensing exam as the result. Research shows that if you fail the exam the
first time, your odds of getting your license go down drastically.
Statistically, the percentage of candidates who do stick with the restudy and
retesting process after failing the first time is extremely low. And if they
did fail the exam the first time, the materials they used to prepare the first
time were probably not current, potent, or effective- so more expense is
involved in getting a better Pre License course the second time around.
That’s why it’s
important to keep the goal in mind when selecting your real estate Pre License
course or school. Ultimately, the best course and system is the one which gives
you the best chance of passing your state real estate license exam the first
time. So check out the statistics. In states that measure and keep track of
school performance, for the past 6+ years, Real Estate Express has consistently
been ranked #1 in first-time pass rates by state real estate boards and
commissions that track such statistics, not only compared to every other online
school, but live schools as well!
Your Ultimate Goal
If the goal is passing your real estate license exam the first time, so you can
get your license fast and get started on this highly rewarding and lucrative
career path now, which course should you take? The one that consistently helps
only 50% of their students pass their exam the first time, or the one that
averages over 90% successful first time pass rates?
Bottom line: Real Estate Express
students consistently pass their real estate license exam the first time after
taking our Pre License course, more than any other competitive real estate
school or course in your state. And they do it faster and more conveniently
than any other system in the marketplace.