Which path best fits you?

How do you know where to begin your career in real estate? Are there really different types of licenses with different requirements? Which one best fits what you want to do?

Not to worry, we have your back. If you follow the diagram below, we mapped out the different paths you can take when you begin your real estate career. If you are unfamiliar with the differences of becoming a Leasing Agent versus a Broker, check out our Types of Careers page, where you will find a simple breakdown of what different real estate professionals do.

If you haven’t already, fill out a form on our home page to request more information about a real estate career. One of our representatives will reach out to you and arrange a packet of information to be sent your way!

Schedule a FREE Career Consultation

Have more questions? Set up a call or virtual meeting with an advisor to discuss your career goals and create an action plan customized to your needs.

Or, attend a free Broker Licensing Information Session!

Join us for a complimentary live webinar information session, led by our Senior Manager of Enrollment and Advising, Lanora Tolliver!

Topics covered will include: Choosing the right real estate license for you, licensing requirements, the realities of a career in real estate, and why choose REALTORS® Real Estate School?

Click any of the upcoming session dates below to register (all sessions run from 10 AM – 12 PM):

Saturday, April 13th

Saturday, May 18th

Saturday, August 24th

Saturday, October 19th

Check out the requirements below before you get started:

Leasing Agent Broker Managing Broker
Who Needs This? A person who is employed by a real estate broker to engage in licensing activities limited to leasing residential real estate. A person who provides assistance to others which is in any way intended in the sale or lease of real estate for compensation. Brokers who are licensed and have been practicing real estate for two years, who wish to manage an office or become a sole proprietor.
Age Minimum 18 years old 18 years old 20 years old
Education High School Diploma or GED Equivalent High School Diploma or GED Equivalent High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Course Requirements for State Exam 15-Hour Pre-Licensing Course for Leasing Agent 75-Hour Pre-licensing Course(s) & Exam 30-Hour Managing Broker Pre-License Topics; 15-Hour Applied Management & Supervision, Interactive
Course Format
Classroom & Webinar
Self Study
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