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Sam, Home Seller in Michigan

What is required to become a real estate agent in Michigan? Minimum Qualification, Real Estate Exam,

Asked by Sam, Michigan Wed Aug 13, 2008

Any experience required, Any training or website to start the process....?

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There are links about all the pre-licensing schools and minimal requirements from the State of Michigan.

If your question was to help you select a real estate agent, please keep in mind that even an agent with their first transaction is responsible to their supervising Broker (company) and usually have access to assistance from others in the office to review contracts. When interviewing agents, focus on their marketing resources, anyone can place a sign in your yard and your home in the Multiple Listing Service, you need someone with an internet presence and a written marketing plan.

If you would like some agent names referred to you let me know.
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Mike Mansoor

I had the Real Estate Schooling at Middleton Schools for Real Estate about 3-4 years ago; and I passed from the school.

I called MI-Board of real estate and I was told that I have to RETAKE the classes.
Are they correct?

At any rate , I would like to be licenesed as soon as I can
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Hi Sam:

I would love to send you the Millionaire Real Estate Agent book by Gary Keller of Keller Williams International. This book is very informational on what it takes to really become a successful real estate aqent. As Missy mentioned below, the money and time spent on the pre-licensing class is the cheapest part and least time consuming. The really hard stuff starts after you find the Broker you want to work for. It's about meeting new people and putting yourself out there. The bigger your database the better and that takes time. It's certainly not easy to consistently bring in income in the beginning but it can be done.

Feel free to drop me a line and I'd be more than happy to send you a copy of this book or sit down and chat with you about a career in real estate. It's not a book about how great Keller Williams is (although it is a wonderful company), it's just about how to build your real estate business and the steps to get you there. You can also visit my website following this link and under "Career In Real Estate" there are several videos to watch that may be helpful in the decision making process:

Best wishes!
Lisa Bender
Keller Williams
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Sam...I wish you luck. It's a tough time to join, but you'll do well. Get thru the tough times and you'll be just fine. My first broker told me to have a good nest-egg to help, and that was good advice. I spend a few thousand just to get going...classes, tests, cards, signs, advertising, wardrobe, board dues, MLS, etc. I think it was about $1500 just to walk in the door at the office. I'd suggest for experience that you have good customer relations skills and don't think of it as "sales." It's's relationships. Build relationships with everyone you meet and never sell yourself short-let me know if you need anything. Always glad to help.
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Minimum is a pre-licensing class of 40 hours. Then you join a board, and have dues, MLS fees etc.. The class is the cheapest part of it. Too be successful you have to do more.
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Good morning, Sam.

Well, I wish I could tell you the qualifications were more stringent then they actually are here in Michigan. Although some capacities of Real Estate are dictated at a national level, most are at the state level. In Michigan, all that is required is taking and passing a 40 hour class (which can now even be done online at sites like, taking and passing a state-administered test, and then passing the state's background check.

At this time, no degrees or further education are required, and the annual continuing education requirements are only 6 hours per year (on average ... that has been changed recently).

I hope that helps. If you are interested in speaking further, feel free to email me at or phone me at 734.678.4745. I have been licensed for nearly 7 nears and have completed my Broker training/licensing as well.

Best wishes.

Derek Bauer
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