How to Become a Real Estate Salesperson in Georgia
Have you ever considered becoming a real estate salesperson but weren’t sure where to start? OnCourse Learning has all the resources necessary to help you achieve your goal. We make it easy with our simple, step-by-step system that spells it out for you clearly and offers all the support you’ll need along the way.
Who Can Apply for a Georgia State License?
It’s important to be aware of the requirements for getting your real estate license within the state of Georgia and to make sure you comply with laws and regulations specific to your state. To learn more about how to become a real estate salesperson in Georgia, you can always refer to the state’s official website here.
For those wishing to acquire a license, the stipulations are as follows:
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or must turn 18 before license approval
- Applicant must have a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency
If these prerequisites already apply to you, you’re ready to begin the application process.
Step-by-Step Path to Obtaining a Georgia State License
The following six steps must be completed in order to become a real estate salesperson in Georgia. Once you have completed these steps, the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) a salesperson’s license, allowing you to engage in real estate activity under the guidance of a real estate broker. Here’s how to become a real estate salesperson in Georgia:
STEP ONE: Submit to a background check to receive a Georgia Crime Investigation Center (GCIC) report. This can be done at your local sheriff’s office or police station. If you fail to fully disclose information during this step, you could be denied licensure. This is one way to prove that you are trustworthy and competent as a candidate. Should you have any concerns about a criminal history, complete a background clearance application before proceeding. NOTE: the background clearance can be no more than 60 days old upon taking the real estate exam, so make sure to time these steps accordingly.
STEP TWO: Complete the required 75 hour Salesperson Prelicense Course. To do this, you’ll need to find a real estate school in Georgia approved by the GREC. OnCourse Learning is one such school and has successfully helped thousands on their way to practicing real estate. We are an approved resource for completing all of the required hours and offer a basic package called the Georgia Real Estate Pre-licensing Silver Solution which includes the following:
- MathMaster - a mathematics study tool full of hands-on math and finance problems relevant to the real estate business
- Live instructor support from industry experts who can answer any questions you may have about the course
- Technical and software support from our knowledgeable staff who are available 24/7
In addition to this package, OnCourse Learning offers the Gold and Platinum Solution package options for students eager to increase their chances of success using supplemental study tools and exam prep materials and includes a money-back guarantee that you’ll pass the exam on your first attempt! When it comes to finding a high-quality real estate school in Georgia that will put you on top of your game, OnCourse Learning is here to deliver.
STEP THREE: Complete your lawful presence verification. The state of Georgia requires anyone seeking real estate licenship to submit appropriate identification to the Georgia Real Estate Commission, located at 229 Peachtree Street NE, Ste 1000, International Tower, Atlanta, GA, 30303-1605. Simply mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax in (404-656-6650) your legal documentation, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID. You’ll then be sent a Lawful Presence Notarized Affidavit for you to fill out and have notarized at the institution of your choice. You’ll present this form, as well as your acceptable forms of identification, on the day you take your exam. Detailed information regarding this step can be found here.
STEP FOUR: Prepare for the real estate exam. The real estate exam is the most important portion of the licensing process so you’ll want to dedicate a significant amount of time to preparing for the big day! OnCourse Learning is a real estate school in Georgia that provides ready-to-use study materials created to solidify your understanding of real estate practices in your area. You’ll love the Georgia Master Exam Prep Package which provides the following useful resources:
- A prep tool allowing you to create a personalized study plan
- Over 1,600 practice questions and eight different practice exams
- Flashcards to help you review important national terminology
- A course review of agencies, contracts, finance and law
- Helpful test-taking tips to keep in mind as you prepare
With such a sophisticated resource to assist you, you’ll have your license in no time! In fact, our promise is that you will pass your exam on your first try, or we will issue a full refund! We’ve helped 750,000+ real estate professionals pass their exams and obtain their licenses and we’re prepared to help you to do the same!
STEP FIVE: Once you’ve put in all that study time, it’s time to schedule your exam! You can schedule and pay for the exam through the proctored testing service Psychological Services, Inc, or by calling (833) 892-5441. This is when your hard work and the support you received through OnCourse Learning really pays off!
Here’s what you need to know as you prepare to take this step:
- The exam consists of 100 national questions and 52 state specific questions
- You will have four hours to complete the exam
- The cost to take the exam is $121.00
- You’ll need to bring two forms of ID and your notarized affidavit. You’re also allowed to bring a simple calculator
Included on the exam will be questions regarding agency relationships and contracts, marketing regulations, and finance and closing. You can learn more about the Georgia real estate exam here.
STEP SIX: Finally, it's time to apply for your license! You must apply within 12 months of passing your exam or you will have to take the exam again. If you have taken and passed your exam but are not yet ready to begin practicing, you can apply for an inactive license until the time comes when you’re ready to shift to an active status. If you are ready to practice immediately following the exam, you’re eligible to receive your license the day you take the test, provided you are sponsored by an active broker as previously arranged. You will also need to submit a Sponsoring Broker Statement Form upon application in order to receive an active license. The cost to receive a license is $170 if you apply within 90 days of the exam, and $340 if you apply between 90 days and 12 months following the exam. You’ve reached your goal and you’re now a licensed agent!
This step-by-step process on how to become a real estate salesperson in Georgia should give you a good idea what to expect as you take this journey. And OnCourse Learning is committed to seeing you through each step, doing all we can to make this a smooth and straightforward process as you go!