Coldwell Banker Star Realty
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She held my hand through the entire study process for my broker's exam which I passed on the first try. I also used Allied for my RE Salesperson's test and passed it on the first try. Allied has the best service in the biz.
I see that agents have given you some great advice as far as study material providers. One helpful thing that i found is to save all the math problems until the end of the testing on test day and do them all at once, you will find that your mind will hook up with it more smoothly.
If you want to pass the salesperson exam and possibly the Broker exam when the time comes, attend Real Estate Trainers Crash Course. Google it. It is worth the time and money. They guarantee that you will pass or money back. I was successful in passing both exams on the first attempt. The sooner you pass, the sooner you can get out there and start working. Call me directly if you have Q's.
You may want to check this out first. It's right from the DRE official website:
Requirements to Apply for a Real Estate Salesperson License
To obtain a real estate salesperson license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the DRE.
This license is required of individuals who conduct licensed real estate activities as described in the Real Estate Law under the supervision of a licensed broker. A license may also be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by a broker. However, a salesperson without an employing broker may not perform acts requiring a real estate license.
Successful completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination:
Real Estate Principles, and
Real Estate Practice, and
One course from the following list:
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Economics
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Real Estate Office Administration
Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
Computer Applications in Real Estate
Common Interest Developments
If you haven't completed these courses you won't be able to even take the test. You really should contact Laura King at Allied RE school in Irvine ASAP. She can walk you through the steps you need to go through. I'd definitely be thinking about rescheduling the test if you have taken the prerequisite courses yet. Good luck.
If you are worried there are several 'schools' that offer online courses, can google them (kaplan is one)
Hope this helps.