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What are the Steps to Getting your Real Estate License in Massachusetts?

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Real estate is a great industry to break into if you are someone who does not have the desire, time, or money to pursue a years-long degree in a traditional higher-education setting. Unlike other academic pursuits, studying to become a real estate salesperson does not take up all your time and can be done in addition to working a full time job. Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to do to get your license and how Greenwood Real Estate School can help you every step of the way. 



Before you get started on your journey to becoming a real estate agent, you’ll need to check a couple of boxes that the state of Massachusetts requires licensed persons to have. First, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age to pursue your license and you’ll also need to have a valid social security number.


Finding the Right Educator 

Massachusetts law requires individuals to take the 40-hour Massachusetts Salesperson Pre-Licensing course before taking the state exam. Before you hit the books, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right real estate school that will both work with your busy schedule and properly prepare you to pass the exam. 

Many course providers cut corners and do not properly prepare students both for the exam and their subsequent career in real estate. Greenwood Real Estate School doesn’t do this. Our educators bring over 64 years of real estate experience and knowledge with them, and using real-life scenarios they properly prepare every student – which is why we are able to boast a 90% national student pass rate and  96% student satisfaction rate. 


Scheduling Your Classes 

The way you split your course load up is completely up to you. Although 40 hours is a very manageable amount of time in the big picture, it is still a full week’s worth of work. At Greenwood Real Estate School, our classes are completely online and customizable. Those who wish to get their license as quickly as possible have the option of taking the course in as little as one week. Those who have other commitments and would rather split their time up over a longer period of time can do so. Finding a school that works with you and your individual needs as a student is key to your success. 


Taking the Exam 

Once you have completed the course’s entire 40 hours, you’ll be able to apply to take the real estate license exam. Before you take the test, you’ll want to be sure that you are fully prepared. Although you can take the exam an unlimited number of times within two years after completing your pre-license course, each retake will run you about $54. Skip unnecessary fees and wasted time by making sure you nail it the first time. 


Applying for your License 

Now that you’ve passed the exam (congrats!), you can apply to receive your real estate license in the state of Massachusetts! Remember that each state’s requirements for getting your real estate license are different, some states offer “license reciprocity” which essentially means if you hold a real estate license in another state, you can apply without having to take the course and exam. The rules, however, are different for every state so be sure to read up on laws beforehand. When you study with Greenwood Real Estate School, you can be confident that you will be receiving an education designed to equip you with not only the knowledge you need to pass your real estate license exam, but also the skills you need to build a successful career in real estate.

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