Hi I am a recruiter in Sarasota and when people call me about getting a license this is how I respond.Here is the information on real estate schools. You must first go to any real estate school for 63 hours of training. This usually takes one week to go through the classes.
Schools we refer to are:
Bob Hogue 941-954-1978 or 800-330-9411
Andy Gray 941-921-5327 or 800-598-7913
Ed Klopfer 941-379-2378 or 800-370-1570
You may also take the classes on line and then take a school exam and pass with a 70%. You need to have fingerprinting completed before they will permit you to sit for state. First you go to http://www.myflorida.com
and pre pay for the state exam, this opens up a file for you. You have 1 year from the time you prepay for exam to take the test. Next you send your fingerprints to the state and you will see it in that file after they receive them. Then they do a background research on you which takes the longest time ( I think they have 1 person doing everything in Tallahassee) and after you finish the class they send it to your file at the state, and after you complete the course and pass the school exam the results will be sent to the state and that is when you receive a date to sit for the exam.
After you have finished the classes you must then sit for a state exam. You need to pass with a minimum of 75%.
That is when you are ready to interview with a company and go to work. There is no monetary help for schooling. In essence, you are starting your own business. However, as a independent contractor you can make as much money as you are willing to work for, in other words the sky is the limit. I have agents here who earn $10,000 and I have agents who earn $1,000,000 in commission per year. I'm not sure if this is they type of information you were looking for or not, so feel free to call me if it's not OK?
Paula Cashi, CRS, CRB, RRS,
Director of Training and Career Development
130 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Fl 34236