The first step to becoming a real estate agent in Georgia is to complete the required real estate education of 75 hours. The Ben Farmer School of Real Estate offers the option to take an online pre-licensing course which would tackle everything you need to know about Real Estate Principle, Practices, and of course information about Georgia License Law. It covers the basics of ownership, transfer and use of property, real estate law, mortgage fraud, finance, contracts and other required topics for the license exam, and it also qualifies passing students to take the Georgia licensing exam. Since you can take the course online and from the comforts of your own home, you get to dictate the pace and the hours of which you study. This works great especially for full time homemakers who would like to expand their knowledge and aim for a career in real estate while still balancing their home life. Of course, if you prefer the discipline of classrooms and have a lot of time on your hands, you can always opt for their 12-week classroom sessions.
Test Your Knowledge
After completing your real estate course, you will need to take the Georgia Salesperson Licensing Exam. This sit-down examination will drill you on everything you have learned and will need to know about the core basics of Georgia real estate. Dreading this part? No need to worry. After getting trained, it pays to prep yourself as well, and the Ben Farmer School of Real Estate also provides a SMART guide to passing via their National Real Estate Exam preparatory course. The only mastery and fluency exam prep system in the market, this program was prepared after the school did a careful analysis of all of the testing formats that a real estate applicant may encounter, and is composed of the ten topics found on all of the testing service exams and many state exams. What's great about it is it also includes two 100-question practice exams: one salesperson practice exam and one broker practice exam, to ensure you get as much preparation as you can! And of course, it is available to take online at your own leisure!
Get Licensed and Ready
Once you have completed your courses and feel you have sufficiently reviewed, you can take the licensing exam. Once you have passed, you may apply for your license at the testing center and get your new calling started! Not sure where to begin? The Ben Farmer School of Real Estate also gives post-license courses that can help you find the right track. There's Advanced Topics for New Agents, where you will find helpful topics that can help you when working with clients, including property management, BRRETA (Agency Disclosure Law) , consensual dual agency, mortgage fraud, tax benefits of home ownership and tax-free exchanges of real estate. Finance and Settlement Procedures, on the other hand, covers security instruments, primary and secondary mortgage markets, mortgage fraud, source of funds and the process of qualifying for and obtaining real estate loans. It also covers the procedures involved in settlement and practical exercises in real estate math. Once again these courses may be taken online, giving you the advantage of flexibility and time!
Make the most out of the three months of summer and take a look at what the Ben Farmer School of Real Estate has to offer! If you are ready to be more productive, contact us today and we'll be happy to help you out!