Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does it cost to attend the real estate school?
A: $475. We do offer early bird pricing for several classes throughout the year.
Q: Does the cost of the class include the state exam fee?
A: No; the state exam is an additional cost. Here's information regarding the cost.
Q: What's the last date I can sign up for classes?
A: We have limited seating available, so it's important to sign up early! You can register for classes until the first official day of class.
Q: What if I'm not sure if I want to sign up for classes yet?
A: You should attend one of our Real Estate Career Nights. This will give you an idea of what you can expect before signing up for classes.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept Cash, Check, and Credit Cards.
Steps to Become a Real Estate Agent
Before you can become a real estate agent, you'll need to obtain your real estate license. Here are 10 steps to obtaining your license to begin your career as a real estate agent.
1. Attend a Career Night.
A Pre-license class is great start to your real estate career. Attend a career night so that you can meet your instructor and understand what you can expect from a Pre-License Real Estate Course.
2. Register for your Pre-License Real Estate Course.
Once you've decided to take a Pre-License Real Estate Course, make sure you've made contact, registered, and paid your fees. Remember that you are required to complete a 75-hour Pre-License Course and pass with at least a 75%.
Additional Requirements to obtain your Real Estate license:
-You must be have a high school diploma or GED
-Pass a background check and be at least 18 years old in order to become licensed in Georgia. (If you are 17, you may sit for the exam, however, the license cannot be activated until you are 18.)
-Successfully complete the required 75-hour Salesperson Pre-license Course at a school approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
3. After completing your Pre-License Real Estate Course, you'll need to prepare for your state exam.
4. Ensure that you meet all of the state exam requirements and study!
5. Apply for and schedule for the state exam.
Don't forget to apply and pay for your state exam.
6. Pass the exam!
In order to pass your state exam, you'll need to have a 75 or higher.
7. Apply for License.
Once you've passed your state exam, you have 12 months to apply for your license. If you don't apply within the 12 month period, you'll be required to retake the entire course.
8. Choose your broker.
We encourage all of our students to interview various brokers in the area. Consider what each broker has to offer and whether the company would be a good fit for you. Will they provide you support and training? What technology platforms will you have access to? If you're interested in working with the team at Blanchard & Calhoun, apply here
In the first year of your licensure as a salesperson, you must take a 25-hour salesperson post-license course. If you don't complete the post-license course during the first year, your license will lapse.
10. It's time to plan and execute your business and marketing plan.
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