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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in PA

Now that summer officially has arrived, you may have noticed that your friends or family members who work in the real estate industry may be a little harder to schedule some time with…

 “I’m showing some buyers a few homes on Thursday night…”

“I’ve got an open house on Saturday…”

“I’ve got a closing scheduled around lunch time on Monday…”

Where does that leave you?! If “unfulfilled at work” or “intrigued at what your real estate agent friend does” is your response, maybe it’s time for you to consider a career in real estate.

Summer is a great time to get into the real estate business and becoming a real estate agent in Pennsylvania is a relatively quick and easy process – as long as you’re an enthusiastic, self-motived individual with an interest in making your own hours, determining your own salary and, of course, learning about real estate!

To become a real estate agent in Pennsylvania, you’ve got to pass two 30-hour courses on real estate fundamentals and practices. These courses are offered at various locations around Pittsburgh and in convenient evening sessions that easily accommodate busy schedules.

Following the successful completion of those real estate fundamentals and practices courses, you are eligible to take the state’s real estate licensure exam. A score of 75% or higher on the Pennsylvania State Licensing Exam puts you on the right path to a career in real estate!

After you pass the real estate licensing exam, there are just two more steps to becoming a real estate agent in Pennsylvania. You must complete a criminal background check and apply for your real estate sales license, also submitting the required application fee.

With that, you’re a licensed real estate agent, ready to start serving home buyers and sellers across Pennsylvania, right?! Well, to an extent. Your next step is deciding which professional real estate team is right for you.

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, we provide an unbeatable support system to help ensure new agents are working toward real estate success. This support includes new agent training and other services, like free office space and equipment use at one of our 19 Pennsylvania locations. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty agents also enjoy free access to our content management system and intranet, free marketing materials, web listings, professional listing photos and free continuing real estate and management education. On top of that support, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty management team serves as mentors and our support staff are on-site to assist new agents with one-on-one training to get started.

If the summer season has you warming up to the idea of becoming a real estate agent in Pennsylvania, we’ll be happy to help you get started. In fact, we are now offering real estate classes for just $99! Click here for more information.