Florida Real Estate Agents
If you’re looking for a real estate agent in Florida, the odds of ending up with a competent Florida real estate agent is pretty good. In fact, as long as you are dealing with licensed Florida real estate agents you are ensured that they have taken at least 108 class room hours to get where they are today.
Florida real estate agents can hold either a real estate associate’s license or a real estate broker’s license. The preceding license is the first step in achieving the broker’s license. Still, there are many requirements to obtain your associate’s license.
The first step in obtaining your Florida real estate agent’s license is to finish a real estate sales associate’s course designated by the Florida Real Estate Commission. This includes 63 class room hours that are required.
The next step for students becoming Florida real estate agents is submitting an application. This application is submitted along with a fingerprint card, and a licensing fee. Applicant must also pass their real estate sales associate exam with at least a score of 75.
They must activate their license by turning in a form named RE 2050-1. After this time they must attend 45 class room hours of a post licensing course for real estate sales associates.
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To become a real estate broker is another process similar to that above. There is another 132 class room hours along with some forms and exams. As stated above, only those individuals who have held a real estate associate’s license by completing the above process are allowed to obtain their real estate broker’s license.
There are certain states that have an agreement with the state of Florida. This agreement allows real estate agents from other states to become Florida real estate agents without completing all of the steps outlined above.