How to get a Texas Real Estate License

There are a lot of people looking for a new career path that can offer some security and stability in the current job market. Many individuals have found themselves out of work and needing to support their families. A career in Texas real estate can be up and running in just a few weeks. The requirements for earning your Texas real estate license are easier than you might think.

The basic requirements to begin your real estate license education in Texas are quite simply. You must be a minimum of 18 years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of the State of Texas. A background check to ensure that you are of good character without a criminal record will be required. If you can meet these qualifications, you can continue on to the educational requirements to getting your Texas real estate license.

In the state of Texas a total of 210 class hours be completed and a passing grade earned on the course final in order to sit for the real estate licensing exam. The real estate course hours covers several areas of specified coursework. Sixty of the required hours will cover real estate principles. Thirty hours on the law of agency, and thirty hours of material on contract law. The final 90 hours are elective courses selected from a list of core real estate courses. Some of the topics you can choose from are real estate appraisal, law, finance, marketing, math, brokerage, investment, or inspection. Additionally there are courses in property management and promulgated contracts are also available for you to choose from. An added bonus is that all of the real estate classes required to receive your Texas real estate license can be completed through an online real estate school.

Once the educational requirements have been met you must submit your proof of education to the Texas Real Estate Commission for verification. When the prerequisites have been satisfied and you will be permitted to apply for an inactive salesperson license. When your application to take the exam has been accepted by the Commission and fees have been paid the Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) will notify you of your exam registration information. The CIB will contain all of the details regarding your examination. Texas real estate license examinations are administered through PSI exams.

While you wait for an exam date you should be trying to locate a sponsoring broker, if you have not already. In order for your Texas real estate license to become active, you will need a broker to sponsor you; and you will need to provide this broker’s information to the test center as your Texas real estate license will be sent directly to the broker who is sponsoring you.

Real estate the third largest industry in Texas and they are among the states that are leading the country in the real estate market recovery. Your new career in Texas real estate could be just weeks away.

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About The Author: Geoffrey Thompson is an owner and founding partner of Express Schools, LLC. Since 1996 the companies under this banner have offered online real estate licensing and insurance licensing courses as well as online real estate exam prep and insurance exam prep.

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