Steps To Getting Your License
Sign Up For Pre-Licensing Courses
No matter what state you live in, you must take the real estate pre-licensing course from an accredited real estate licensing school. Each state’s pre-licensing course topics and hours will vary. Once you complete the course, you will obtain your official real estate transcripts or a certificate of completion from the school, which is required for your license application.
Pass State Exam
Soon after you complete your pre-licensing course and pass your final exam, you’ll schedule your state licensing real estate exam. While some of the questions on the state exam are outlined in your pre-licensing course, you will be on stronger footing if you take a real estate test prep program to ensure you’re studying for the right exam material and have access to practice exams.
Find A Broker
Finding the right real estate brokerage with the right resources to launch your career is essential. For newly minted agents, selecting the best brokerage to help you meet your goals can make or break your career before it gets started.
Classes Are Starting Soon
Once you understand Illinois’ licensing and education requirements, you’ll need to complete your real estate pre-license course. Keep in mind:
- It’s important to enroll in an accredited school, licensed in Illinois.
- If you have a degree in real estate, are a licensed attorney, or have a real estate license in another state, your education requirements may be different. Please contact the IDFPR to learn those requirements.
- Upon course completion, it’s important to obtain your official real estate transcripts or a certification of completion from the school, which will be required for your license application.
To obtain your real estate license, you must complete Illinois’ real estate license application and pay any applicable fees. All forms and fee information can be found here. When it comes to filing the application and paying the fees, you’ll need to know the following:
- Filing date deadline.
- If you are required to obtain Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance prior to applying.
- If you need to provide a background check and fingerprinting prior to applying.
- If you need to have a sponsoring or managing broker in place before you submit your application.
Passing Your Exam
After passing the course final exam, we want you to be prepared for the state licensing exam. Included in your tuition is access to ExamSmart, the leading real estate exam prep.
Why Use ExamSmart?
ExamSmart gives you approximately 400 to 500 questions to help prepare you to pass the real estate exam the FIRST time. What makes us different? Our explanations are by far the most comprehensive available. We not only give you an explanation as to the correct answer but also explain why the incorrect answers are false, which is the key to passing the exam.
ExamSmart gives you the following choices:
- Use the program on any Internet device or
- Download to your computer. You have the flexibility to study whenever or however you want!
ExamSmart helps prepare you for the national portion of the AMP, Pearson Vue or PSI versions of the real estate exam. These questions are very similar to what you will experience on the actual exam. PLUS, if you are taking the AMP simulation exam, we have 25 sample simulations to help prepare you for that as well.
The Right Brokerage For You
After completing your pre-licensing course and passing the state exam, you’ll need to find a Sponsoring Broker. Choices are plentiful but there is only one Weichert, Realtors – All Pro.
Experience The WRAP Difference
Weichert is a recognized leader in the industry, and we are proud to maintain very high levels of customer satisfaction. We get many strong leads from our online presence and our well-known, trusted brand. Weichert open houses frequently lead directly to a sale, and we have one of the most visited real-estate broker websites on the internet.
In this commission-based role, you will have the flexibility to set your own hours and freedom to work in a way that suits you. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to succeed, your earning potential is unlimited.
Balancing life and work can be quite a tricky task and the more tools and resources you have, the easier the whole process becomes.
Here at Weichert, Realtors – All Pro we have industry leading tools and support that make your transition smooth and painless.
Ready From Day One
Before You even walk in the door of your WRAP branch office, your various business tools will be set up and ready to go. We will introduce you to resources and services we offer and create your training schedule so you can focus on building your new business.
Unmatched Training & Development
Your Prelicensing course taught you about real estate laws and morals; Weichert, Realtors – All Pro will teach you how to be a successful agent under real world conditions.
- Partner Up Program* – Shadow experienced agents and learn by doing.
- All Pro Academy* – Ongoing training to keep up with this ever evolving industry.
Modern Marketing and Creative
At WRAP we keep our ear to the ground and are constantly adapting to changing market trends. That means we go where the attention is. We are taking a stance on a digital first marketing approach in order to leverage the power of the internet and social media.
To serve the demand we have created our own, in house, marketing and production hub called All Pro Creative* to serve every All Pro agent. Everything from flyers to logos to websites are offered, as well as, ongoing training and support for using these platforms as useful business building tools.