A career as a Virginia real estate agent offers diversity, greater independence and the opportunity to earn a very good income. Home sales in Virginia are strong and have increased more than ten percent since 2016, according to the latest report from Virginia Realtors, making it a lucrative time to enter the profession.
You can launch your career as a Virginia real estate agent in just a few weeks, and the requirements for earning your Virginia real estate license are easier than you might think.
Below are the steps it will take to become a licensed agent in Virginia. Note that this is just a summary of your requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Commission for more details information or changes.
Virginia real estate pre-licensing courses
There are 60 hours of mandatory courses in real estate practices to complete the pre-licensing educational requirements. Real Estate Express offers all 60 hours online. Your course material will cover insights on the Virginia Real Estate Board, Virginia Fair Housing Law, real estate math, appraisal and value of homes, financing options, the ins and outs of financing, deeds, agency law, listing agreement contracts, sales and lease contracts, real estate advertising and more. Your Virginia real estate pre-licensing course will help set a strong foundation for passing your real estate exam and for launching your real estate career.
Virginia real estate licensing exam
Upon completion of the pre-licensing course work, you can apply to take the Virginia real estate exam. Once the application is received and processed you will be given a test date at an approved third party testing facility. You must be at least age 18 or older to take the test. To become a licensed real estate agent in Virginia you will need a passing grade on both the state and national examinations.
You can prepare for your exam with our Virginia Exam Prep Master program. The program is a complete real estate test prep solution that’s designed to help you pass your real estate exam on the first try. Each year, we help tens of thousands of aspiring real estate professionals pass their real estate exam.
Virginia real estate post-licensing education
All new Virginia real estate licensees must complete a board-approved 30-hour post-license education course within one year of obtaining a real estate license. The 30-hour post-license Virginia education program can be taken online at Real Estate Express and consists of eight courses, including Fair Housing, real estate law and regulations, ethics, industry issues and trends, agency law, contract writing, risk management and escrow requirements.