Friday, November 16, 2012

How To Get A Florida Real Estate License

     The first thing you have to do to get your Florida real estate license is to apply to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  Their website is www.myfloridalicense.com .  The fee for that is $105 for real estate sales associates. 

     The DBPR will require you to get your fingerprints taken electronically and submitted to the department.  This will cost about $65. 

     To get your Florida real estate sales associate license, you have to complete FREC course 1 at a Florida real estate license school.  This is a sixty three hour course that covers the basics of Florida real estate license law.  There is a test at the end.  You can take this class online for $199  or you can take it in a classroom at Climer School of Real Estate in Orlando for $220.  Here is one very important word of caution regarding this class.  The quality of this course varies from one real estate school to another.  Check out the real estate school you are considering very carefully.  Read their Google reviews.  Ask some real estate rookies about their experience with real estate school.  Also be certain you are attending a Florida real estate school whether it is online or in a classroom. You want a school that knows Florida law. 

     There are nine states that have mutual recognition of education with Florida.  If you have a valid real estate license in one of those states, you do not have to take FREC 1.  These states are listed on our website at www.climerrealestateschool.com .

     The toughest part of getting a Florida real estate license is passing the Florida real estate exam.It costs $31.50 to take it.  The pass rate is about fifty per cent.  If you want more detail, read this; http://ronclimer.hubpages.com/hub/the-Florida-Real-Estate-Exam-Pass-Fail-Rate-for-July-2012 .

     Avail yourself to any study aids you can find.
     * Choose a good real estate school
     *Get Linda Crawford's "Florida Real Estate Manual"
     * Watch all nine of my free real estate math videos on You Tube. User name, Climerschool
     *Make and use flashcards.
     *Listen to CD's in the car.
     *Budget time to study.  Be certain you are studying Florida stuff. 

     If we can help you get your Florida real estate license, call us at 407 822 3926.

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