Have you been considering a career in real estate, but weren’t sure if it was for you, or where to even start? Changing careers can seem like a daunting task, but when you’ve got the right tools, it’s easy! A career in real estate can open the door to a world of possibility.
PDH Real Estate helps people prepare for their real estate career and is now offering new online Illinois real estate licensing courses!
How Do I Become a Real Estate Agent in Illinois?
Starting your career in real estate is likely easier than you think! To become a licensed real estate broker in Illinois you must successfully complete 75 hours of approved pre-license coursework from a school approved by the IDFPR’s Division of Real estate, such as PDH Real Estate, and pass the state required exam. You can check out more specific requirements for real estate brokers in Illinois on our website.
The course you select to complete your 75 hours should contain everything you need to help you grow in your real estate career. PDH Real Estate structures our courses to provide students with all the essential information they need, helps prepare them for the state exam, and can be taken 100% on your schedule, wherever you are. We also offer a pass guarantee!
Why Become an Illinois Real Estate Broker?
Whether you just finished high school, or you’re considering a career change, getting your Illinois real estate broker license is a great option.
As a real estate professional, your earning potential is unlimited, which means the more time you put in, the more successful you’ll be. According to Salary.com, the average broker salary in Illinois is $63,416, and the average real estate managing broker salary is $156,962.
Some of the benefits of becoming a real estate broker include:
- You get to set your own schedule.
- Unlimited earning potential. The more time you put in, the more successful you’ll be.
- No college degree required. You can pursue a successful career right out of high school.
- You get to be creative. You can be creative in your direct mail campaigns, social media ads, emails, and listings.
What’s the Difference Between a Broker License and a Managing Broker License?
A real estate broker lists and sells real estate. A managing broker does all the things brokers do, and has additional managerial responsibilities. A managing broker may also sell real estate, but their main responsibility is to directly supervise other brokers and oversee daily operations of the office. To become a licensed managing broker, you need to:
- already be licensed as a real estate broker
- have maintained your broker status by completing 30 hours of post-licensing education
- complete an approved 45-hour pre-license managing broker class
- pass the state licensing exam
Whether you’re just starting out in your Illinois real estate career, or you need continuing education to maintain your license, PDH Real Estate has you covered. We offer 3 different options:
- Illinois Real Estate Broker License Training
- Illinois Real Estate Broker Post-License Training
- Illinois Pre-License Managing Broker Classes
Check out our website to learn more about starting or expanding your real estate career.