Be Successful and Profitable in Real Estate by First Getting Your License

The real estate industry is a great place to invest and make money. You first need to get your real estate license from a real estate school. Gaining information and knowledge about real estate investing is very important.

Because even though that you have the capital, it is still very important that you have to gain knowledge and strategies to succeed in it. If your thinking how will you learn it, there are actually many ways to learn.

Reading books about real estate investing is one. Surfing the internet is another way to learn since there are heaps of sites that offer tips, guidelines about investing.

get your real estate licenseOne of the key to become a successful real estate investor is through your strategy. Know one strategy inside and out, and keep repeating that strategy.

Each time, you’ll learn more about how to do it more effectively, which will then give you ideas about how to do it even more profitably the next time.

Eligibility to get real estate license

In order to successfully get a real estate license in Texas, you must be a US citizen or lawfully admitted alien, you must age 18 or older, and you must be a Texas resident.

Also in order to get a real estate license in Texas, there are certain required courses you must take.

However, the good thing about that part is that you can take the required real estate license courses from home.

For example, to get a real estate license in Texas you can sign up for a home study course through Continuing Education for Licensing Inc. (C.E.L.I.) in connection with Texas A&M University-Commerce and in this manner you can complete the necessary courses from home at your convenience.

To get credit for the courses, you must pay the tuition fee, get the necessary books, and then you must complete the courses.

Who are offering the course?

Several schools, institutions of higher learning and online programs, approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission, offer the essential real estate courses needed to obtain a real estate license in Texas.

The State of Texas requires that you successfully complete 150 hours of instruction in core real estate courses, plus 60 more hours of either core or related courses, before you can take the real estate salesperson’s license exam.

Check the website of the Texas Real Estate Commission, http://www.trec.state.tx.us/education/providers_core.asp, to see the list of approved schools and courses in your area.

After you complete this pre-licensure coursework, successfully pass the real estate salesperson’s exam and receive your real estate salesperson’s license, you must be sponsored by, and work under, an actively practicing real estate broker.

Remember too, that in addition to the initial coursework requirement there are mandatory continuing education courses which you must periodically complete in order to renew your license.

Once your application is submitted, processed and approved your now ready to take the online real estate licensing exam.

The first step after you receive the approval notice is to get the Candidate Information Brochure. Inside are study materials for the test, information on licensing and instructions on how to set up a time to take the exam.

DO NOT attempt to set an appointment to take the exam until you know your application has been approved.

You have six months after your application has been approved to take and pass the exam. By filing an application you are authorizing a background check as well as a possible investigation.

The investigation has caused denials for licensees even though all the other criteria were met. In the rare event an investigation is in order it will not begin until the examination has been passed.

Author: Sara Mathis

I am a Sara Mathis a newbie in the real estate industry in Cedar Park, Texas.