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Is the RealEstateU Georgia pre-license course State approved?

Yes! The 75-Hour RealEstateU Online Georgia Real Estate Salesperson course is fully approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Arello. The approval number under the Georgia Real Estate Commission is: # 8066 The approval number under Arello is: # 7742

How do I get my Georgia Real Estate Salespersons License?

There are 3 steps you need to take in order to get your Georgia real estate salespersons license. Step #1: Complete the required 75-hour Georgia pre-license course. Step #2: Schedule and pass the State exam. Step #3: Apply for your Georgia Real Estate Salespersons license.

How much does it cost to get my Georgia real estate license?

Here are the costs associated with obtaining your Georgia real estate salesperson license. 75-hour pre-license course: $140. State Exam Fee: $121. License Application Fee: $170. GCIC report: $25. Total Cost: $456. Have in mind that these costs are spread out over the entire licensing process and not paid all upfront.

How do I take the Georgia real estate state exam?

The Georgia real estate salesperson and broker's State exam must be taken at one of the four PSI testing centers.​ The PSI testing centers are located in Duluth, Marietta, Savannah, and Macon. If you completed the 75-hour Georgia pre-license course, you can schedule your State exam online at www.goAMP.com.

What is an active and inactive real estate license in Georgia?

An active license means you have a sponsoring broker​, which allows you to engage in real estate brokerage activities, such as selling or leasing properties. An inactive license means you do not have a sponsoring broker and you cannot engage in any real estate brokerage activities.

How can I get my Georgia license if I'm licensed in another State?

You can apply for a Georgia real estate license if you meet the following criteria: 1) You have passed the State real estate exam in your current State; 2) You currently hold a real estate license that is in good standing. If you meet these requirements, you simply have to submit an Application for Reciprocity License.

What is included on the Georgia Real Estate Salesperson State exam?

The Georgia Real Estate Salesperson State Exam consists of two portions: (1) the National Real Estate portion and (2) the Georgia Salesperson Supplement portion. The Nation portion consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, while the State portion consists of 52 multiple-choice questions.

What tests do I need to take to get my Georgia real estate license?

To get your Georgia real estate salespersons license you must pass two exams. The first exam is the school's proctored final exam (taken at the end of the 75-hour Georgia pre-license course). The second exam is the proctored State exam.

How do I renew my Georgia real estate license?

Georgia real estate licenses must be renewed every four years You can renew your license online up to 120 days prior to your renewal date. You must complete at least 36 hours of approved continuing education courses. The Georgia Real Estate Commission does NOT allow a grace period. There is a $125 renewal fee.

How do I renew an expired Georgia real estate license?

If your Georgia real estate license has been expired for less than one year, you can renew your license online. You must have completed the required continuing education credits in order to receive an active license. If your license has been expired for more than one year, you must submit a Reinstatement Application.

How much does it cost to renew my Georgia real estate license?

The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees to renew their license every four years. The standard renewal fee is $125; however, this fee can be reduced to $100 if you renew your license online.

How long does it take to get my Georgia real estate license?

Step 1: Complete the required 75-hour Georgia pre-license course. If taken online, you can complete the course in 2-6 weeks. Step 2: Schedule and pass the State exam (1-3 weeks). You can obtain your real estate license at the PSI testing center right after you pass the State exam. The entire process takes 3-9 weeks.

What are the requirements to become a Georgia real estate salesperson?

The following is a list of requirements to get a Georgia real estate salespersons license: 1) You must be at least 18 years old. 2) Complete the required education requirement (75-hour pre-license course) 3) Pass the State exam. 4) Complete a background check. 5) Apply for your license and pay the required fees.

Do I need any prior experience to become a Georgia real estate agent?

No, you do not need any prior experience in order to obtain a real estate salesperson's license in Georgia.

What happens if I don't complete the Georgia Post-license course?

The GREC requires all newly licensed agents to complete the 25-hour Sales Postlicense Course within one year of obtaining their license. If they fail to do so, their license is considered "lapsed" and will have to be reinstated by submitting a Post License Course Reinstatement Application and paying the required fee.

What happens If I don't complete the Georgia CE real estate course?

All active licensees must complete 36 hours of continuing education every 4 years. If you fail to do so, your license is considered lapsed and must be reinstated. You must submit a Reinstatement Application and pay the required fee.

What are the continuing education requirements in Georgia?

Real estate brokers and salespersons with an active license in Georgia are required to complete 36 hours of Commission approved continuing education courses during each 4-year renewal period. The 36 hours of continuing education credits must include at least 3 hours of License Law.

My Georgia license is inactive. Should I take the postlicense course?

Yes, all newly licensed real estate salespersons must take the required 25-hour Sales Postlicense Course. If you fail to do so, your license will be considered lapsed and will have to be reinstated. However, inactive licensees are not required to take the 36-hours of continuing education credits every four years.

Do I have to take the CE courses if my Georgia license is inactive?

No. Only active real estate licensees are required to complete 36 hours of continuing education every 4 years. With an inactive license, you are only required to pay the renewal fee. However, newly licensed agents, including inactive licensees are required to complete the 25-hour Sales Postlicense course.​

When are the renewal fees due for my Georgia real estate license?

Your Georgia real estate license must be renewed every 4 years. The renewal fee is due by the last day of the month of your birthday in the year indicated on your pocket card. You are allowed to pay the renewal fee up to four months prior to this date.

What are the age requirements to obtain a Georgia real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a Georgia real estate salespersons license. You must be at least 21 years old to obtain a Georgia real estate broker's license.

Can I take the Georgia pre-license course if I'm still in High School?

Yes! You can take the 75-hour Georgia real estate salespersons course while you are still in High School. You can also take the State real estate salespersons exam at age 17; however, you cannot activate your license until you are at least 18 years old.

Can I get my Georgia real estate license if I have a prior conviction?

Yes, it is still possible to obtain a Georgia real estate license if you have a prior conviction. The Georgia Real Estate Commission will have to review your case and make a decision to accept or deny your license application. You must submit a Background Clearance Application along with the required documentation.

Why is a background check needed to get a Georgia real estate license?

The Commission uses a background check to verify that you do not have any prior convictions. If you are a resident of Georgia, you must submit a Georgia Crime Information Center report with your license application. If you are not a resident of Georgia, you must submit a criminal background report from your home State.

How can I take the 75-hour Georgia real estate salespersons course?

You can take the 75-hour Georgia real estate salespersons course either online or in-person. Most students prefer to take the course online since they can take the course at their own pace. If you take the course in-person at a local school, you will have to take the course according to the school's schedule.

Can I take the 75-hour Georgia real estate salespersons course online?

Yes! As long as the online course is fully approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission, you can take the course online. Most students actually prefer to take the course online since it allows them to take the course at their own pace. It is entirely possible to complete the 75-hour​ online course in under one week.

Can I get a Georgia real estate license if I don't work for broker?

Yes, you can still obtain an inactive real estate license. However, you cannot engage in any real estate related activities with an inactive license. You can renew an inactive license every four years by paying the renewal fee. You will not be required to complete the 36 hours of continuing education credits.

How do I get a GA real estate license if I'm already licensed in FL?

If you have a real estate license in Florida, you can still apply for reciprocity to obtain a Georgia real estate license. However, Georgia law requires Florida licensees to first pass the Georgia Supplement Exam. You must also submit an original certificate of license history from the Florida Real Estate Commission.

How much does the Georgia real estate salespersons exam cost?

The Georgia real estate salespersons State exam costs $121 per attempt. You can make the payment online at www.goAMP.com ​using a credit card. You can also make the payment using a cashier's check or money order made payable to PSI Services Inc. The exam fee is non-refundable.

How many questions are on the Georgia real estate exam?

The Georgia real estate salespersons State exam consists of 152 multiple-choice questions. The questions are divided between the National Real Estate portion and the Georgia Salesperson Supplement portion (the State portion). The National portion includes 100 questions, while the State portion includes 52 questions.

How long does it take to get my Georgia real estate exam results?

The good news is you will receive your State exam results right after you complete the exam.​ After you have completed the Salesperson state exam the testing supervisor will give you your score report, which will show the results of your exam.

I just passed my Georgia real estate exam, now what?

Once you pass the State exam, you can then apply for your license at the PSI testing center. You will have the option to apply for an active or inactive license. If you apply for an active license, you must submit the required supporting documents. Once your application is approved, you will receive your license.

What math do I need to know for the State exam?

The National portion of the State exam includes 13 questions on 'real estate calculations'. Most of the math questions you will see involve basic algebra. The Georgia Salesperson Supplement portion of the exam (the State portion) does not include any math-related questions.

How do I apply for my Georgia real estate salespersons license?

You can apply for your license at the PSI testing center, right after you pass the State exam. You have the option to apply for an active or inactive license, depending on if you have a sponsoring broker. You must submit the required documentation along with the non-refundable license fee.

Can I work for more than one sponsoring broker at the same time?

No, in Georgia you can only work for one sponsoring broker at a time. However, it is possible to work under a sponsoring broker in Georgia while also working under a different broker in another State. In this case, the other State must permit such a practice and both brokers must agree in writing.

Do I need a sponsoring broker to get my Georgia real estate license?

No, you can still obtain an inactive real estate license; however, you will not be permitted to engage in any real estate brokerage activities. If you wish to change your license from an inactive license to an active license, you must complete the Real Estate Change Application.

Can I take my Georgia state exam if I don't have a sponsoring broker?

Yes, you only need a sponsoring broker to apply for an active license. If you do not have a sponsoring broker after you pass the State exam, you can apply for an inactive license. You also have up to one year after passing the State exam to apply for your license.​

How much is the Georgia real estate license application?

If you apply for your license within 90 days of passing the State exam, there is a non-refundable license fee of $170. If you apply for your license between 90 days and 12 months of passing the State exam, the license fee doubles to $340.

Can I get my GA real estate license if I'm not a GA resident?

Yes, you are not required to be a Georgia resident in order to obtain a Georgia real estate license. The steps to obtain your license are the same as Georgia residents; however, you must submit a crime history report from your local State rather than a Georgia Crime Information Report​.

Can I obtain my Georgia real estate license if I'm not a U.S. citizen?

In order to get a Georgia real estate license, you must be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully permitted resident. If you are not a U.S. citizen, we recommend emailing the Georgia Real Estate Commission at Verify@grec.state.ga.us to have them review your status and confirm that you are permitted to get a real estate license.

Can I work part-time as a real estate agent?

Yes, you can use your real estate license whenever you wish, including part-time. In fact, many real estate licensees choose not to work full-time. As an independent contractor, your sponsoring broker cannot tell you how many hours you have to work.

What is the difference between a real estate broker and a salesperson?

A real estate salesperson must work under a real estate broker. A real estate salesperson operates as a sub-agent to their sponsoring broker and can perform all of the duties of a broker. Once you get enough experience as a salesperson, you can qualify to take the broker's exam and get your broker's license.

How do I find a real estate broker to work for as a real estate agent?

Here are the steps you should take to find a sponsoring broker: 1) Google brokers in your area. 2) Reach out to 10 brokers. 3) Schedule interviews with 4 or 5 of the brokers. 4) During the interview, ask them about commission splits and training. 5) Select the broker that best fits your career goals.

What is a REALTOR?

A REALTOR is a licensed real estate salesperson who also belongs to the National Association of REALTORS. Many people believe that a REALTOR is another word for a real estate agent. However, this is not the case. If a real estate salesperson does not belong to the NAR, they cannot call themselves a REALTOR.

What can I do with my Georgia real estate license?

As a Georgia real estate broker or salesperson you can sell or lease all types of real estate in the State of Georgia, and earn a commission in the process. You can also represent buyers looking to purchase any type of real property in the State of Georgia and earn a commission from the seller's broker.

When is a real estate license required in Georgia?

A real estate license is required if you represent a seller or buyer of real property as an agent and earn a commission in the process. It is important to note that you do not need a real estate license to buy or sell your own home.

What is a sponsoring broker?

A sponsoring broker is a real estate broker that employs a real estate salesperson. State law requires all real estate salespersons to work under a sponsoring broker. The sponsoring broker will actually hold the license of the real estate salesperson.

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How many students have taken RealEstateU courses?

To date, over 50,000 students have started their real estate career with RealEstateU. You can click here to learn more about RealEstateU: https://www.realestateu.tv/about-us-real-estate-school/​

How do I contact RealEstateU?

RealEstateU is available 24/7 to answer your questions via email. You should expect a response within a few minutes! You can email your questions here: https://www.realestateu.tv/contact/​

What makes RealEstateU different from other real estate schools?

RealEstateU offers the fastest and most affordable way to get your real estate license. RealEstateU produces all of its own content, while most other online schools simply license their content from third parties. RealEstateU also offers excellent customer support and is available 24/7 to answer any of your questions.

Is there an instructor available if I need any help?

Yes! There is always an instructor available to answer any of your questions. You can simply email us at Instructor@RealEstateU.tv and our instructors will get back to you very quickly.

How much money can I make as a real estate agent?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average real estate agent earns $50,300 each year, while the top 10% of real estate agents make over $110,000 per year. However, these statistics include both part-time and full-time agents. Real estate agents have unlimited earning potential.

How do I make money as a real estate agent?

As a real estate agent, you make money in the form of a commission once a sale or rental deal closes. The commission usually equals a percentage of the purchase price, such as 5% or 6%. The total commission will get divided between the seller's and buyer's broker, who in turn, share the commission with the salesperson.

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