The good news is it is relatively simple process to take the first step - getting your real estate license in both North Carolina and South Carolina!
The process is the same while some of the details vary per state. Here are the nuts and bolts:
¨ Have a high school diploma or GED
¨ Be 18 years old or older
¨ Complete Real Estate Commission approved pre-licensing Education
¨ Successfully complete the state real estate licensing exam
¨ Work for a Broker-in-Charge
Both pre-licensing classes are available from Fortune Academy through York Technical College. (Real Estate Sales 1 and Advanced Principles of Real Estate)
After successful completion of 75 hours of education, you are eligible for the state level exam. Once you've passed that exam, you are ready to activate you license and go work for your Broker-in-Charge!
You must complete a total of 90 hours of education. Successful completion of the first 60 hours are required to sit for the state exam. (You must attend all 60 hours and pass a written, multiple choice exam) The last 30 can be taken before or after passing the state exam. (The 30 hour class does not have an exam at the end of the class - yea!) Once you've completed the 90 hours and passed the state level exam, you are ready to activate your license and go to work for your Broker-in-Charge!
North Carolina requires a total of 90 hours of post licensing be completed within 3 years. You can take them in less than 3 years if you wish. You must take at least 30 per year.
South Carolina has no post-licensing requirement
There are some exemptions from the education requirement. Contact me for those details.