Real Estate Licence - What you need to do to obtain your License in Quebec

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Tremblant

I'm curious, I would like to know what kind of course an person must take to be an agent in the US. Don't worry I'm not coming over to take all your listing, I'm from Quebec, Canada.

Do you need a college degree or High School is the minimum requirement. Is it different from one State to the other or an agent can move to a different State and continue doing real estate? Here we cannot, you need to pass new exams from one province (state) to an other.

For now we are required to have a High School degree but it's going to be a college degree very soon!

For our contrats we need to use the Government document to sale any residential property, being a condo, a cabin or a bungalow. Land and commercial properties don't apply.

Do you have any form that you need to use?

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Rainer
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Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C.

I'm not sure you even have to have a degree in my state, I know you have to be 18+ though... My fiancee had to take 40 hours of a prelicense class then take the state licensing test after she passed license was in the mail to her broker... It is different state to state though as far as getting the license and keeping it... not sure about transfering it state to state :-\

August 30, 2008 01:15 AM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

You would need to get training and pass the exam in the state, that you plan to operate. No degree yet required, but yes, you have to be 18 and older. Have to get your fingerprints, etc.

August 30, 2008 01:23 AM
Rainer
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Stephane Vachon
RE/MAX Tremblant

Wow, here in Quebec you need to pass a 250 hour course and pass all 5 exams at the school level with at least 60% for each course, then you need to pass the province (State) exams with a minimum of 70%.

And they're going to double the time to 500 hours very soon!

August 30, 2008 01:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Gerard Maher
CRS Ocean Springs, MS
Coldwell Banker Alfons Realty

In California and Mississippi you have to take a few courses and then pass the state exam.

You do have to fill in an application stating your past background. But no degree is needed in either state

G

August 30, 2008 01:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Cameron Novak
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
The Homefinding Center

Different in different states.  Here you may either have some quick home courses followed by a test, or a certain college degree followed by a test.

August 30, 2008 01:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties

Licensing laws differ in each state.

One important thing is belonging to an Association which creates a code of ethics and standardization.

Look up Realtor.org on the Internet and you'll learn about the National Association of Realtors

August 30, 2008 02:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Stephane:  I think each of the fifty states is different... although not by much.  Texas requires seven courses... or 210 classroom hours of courses.  This can be done fairly easily in about six weeks... sooner if you push it.  Then get tested, and you are licensed.  Then... one more course yearly as continuing education.  Best of luck...

August 30, 2008 02:36 AM
Rainer
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Nannette Turner Saunders
Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach
Associate Broker Keller Williams Realty

I may add that several U.S. states have reciprocal arrangements for recognizing and granting licenses to real estate licensees from other states. These reciprocal agreements vary widely from state to state: some have reciprocal agreements with all other states, while others may have agreements with only one or two neighboring states.

Recent amendments require the initial licensure and licensure by reciprocity to include a high school diploma or equivalent; clarifies the disclosures required concerning convictions for criminal activity and limits the disclosure period for misdemeanor convictions to those occurring during the preceding five years.

Salespersons licensed by reciprocity must take the state portion of the salesperson's exam when upgrading to broker's license before renewal.

 

August 30, 2008 05:45 AM
Rainer
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company

60 hours with a state exam and a High school diploma is all you need to start. Then 30 Hours more in the first year with 10 hours per year after that. SC

August 30, 2008 05:58 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn Panning
Property Connections Realty Inc.

Each state has it's own requirements.  In California you are given a choice of various courses.  You must be 18 or older.  And, it's a good idea not to be a felon or have bankruptcies in your past.

If you're curious, you can check out the requirements on the California DRE (Department of Real Estate) website at:  www.dre.ca.gov

~Evelyn

August 30, 2008 06:12 AM
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Scott M. Stulich
See What Moves You!!
Re/Max Components

Hi Stephane,

                I just completed my exam in Maryland. I needed to have a high school diploma just to register for the class. I then needed 60 hrs of class time and to pass the mid-term and final with a 75% or better. After that I got my certificate that allowed me to go take the state and national exam, which you have to pass with a 70%. It does vary from state to state.......hope this helps.

August 30, 2008 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA
Michael's Commercial LLC

Stephane, the lasws are different from State-to-State. Go on the Internet and Google "Real Estate Board" or "Real Estate Commission". There you will find the necessary information for obtaining a real estate license.

August 30, 2008 09:16 AM
Rainer
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Stephane Vachon
RE/MAX Tremblant

It's interesting to see how different from State to State the requirements are to be a Realtor!

Could you imaging meeting the doctor the is going to make a risky operation on you having half the background of you friend's doctor???

Well surely I'm exaggerating a tiny bit, but from my point of view, a Realtor is helping most people in there largest investment of there life, a house, we all need one (mostly!!!). I take as many seminars possible to keep up to date and be knowledgeable. Knowledge is power!

August 30, 2008 10:18 PM
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Hi i reallly need a legidament answere for california to get a real estate license. Do you need a high school diploma at all? the dre said no but wasnt totally accurate about it

June 16, 2009 09:32 PM
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J Moise

Everything always seems more difficult in Quebec than everywhere else. A driver's license is over $100CA annually, to be security guard, it is almost like a PhD, a car tag is another issue, parking...

 

Florida is 63hrs pre license and 45hrs post license in the next two years, 14 a year hrs thereafter. It is fairly cheap. but test is very hard. high school diploma required.

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