Many Texans are searching for a career that can provide them with some security and stability in the current economic climate. More people than ever have found themselves out of work and in need of a career that can support their families through the process of making money right away. A new and exciting career awaits you with a Texas real estate license. The requirements to earning your Texas real estate license are much simpler than you might think.
The general requirements to begin your Texas real estate license education are that you are at least 18 years old, a United States citizen, and a permanent resident of the State of Texas. A background check will also be completed to ensure that you are of good character and without any criminal record. If you can meet these general requirements, you can continue on to the educational requirements to earning your Texas real estate license.
Texas requires 210 class hours be successfully completed in order to sit for the Texas real estate license exam. These course hours are made up of smaller groups of specified coursework. Sixty hours of your courses will cover real estate principles. Thirty hours will cover law of agency, with an additional thirty hours to be spent on contract law. The remaining 90 hours will be chosen from elective courses included on a list of core real estate courses. These topics include, but are not limited to, real estate appraisal, law, finance, marketing, math, brokerage, investment, or inspection. Additionally courses in property management and promulgated contracts are also available to choose from. All of the real estate classes required to receive a Texas real estate license can be completed through an online real estate school.
Once you have completed the real estate training and passed the the Texas real estate course final exam, you must submit your proof of education to the Commission to be verified. When the educational conditions have been satisfied and verified you will be permitted to apply for an inactive salesperson license. In addition, this process can be completed quickly and easily online.
Once your application to take the exam is accepted by the Texas Real Estate Commission and all necessary fees have been paid, you will be notified of your exam registration information via the Candidate Information Brochure (CIB). The CIB will contain all of the details of your examination. Texas real estate license examinations are administered through PSI exams.
While you are waiting for your exam date, you should use this time to find a sponsoring broker. For your Texas real estate license to be active you will need to have a qualified broker to sponsor you; and you will need to provide this broker’s information to the test center because your Texas real estate license will be sent directly to your sponsoring broker.
Not only is real estate the third largest industry in Texas, they are also among the state’s leading the country in the rebounding real estate market. A new and exciting career in Texas real estate could be just weeks away.
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About David Goldstein — David Goldstein is an Owner and Founding Partner of Colibri Real Estate, LLC. which operates online education providers Colibri Real Estate, Insurance License Express and License Tutor. Follow him on Twitter.