Welcome to the Exciting World of Real Estate!

So you’ve arrived at the point where you’re considering a real estate career, I’d like to help you get started and on your way. First things first, I encourage you to focus on passing the State exam. If you don’t accomplish that, you don’t need to know anything else about a real estate career. To assist you, Real Living Capital City offers you free review materials while you’re in school and workshops at convenient times for one-on-one attention. My aim is to ensure you pass the state exam the first time.

If you’re serious about a career in real estate and your goal is to become successful fast, Real Living Capital City Realty has a blueprint for success I’d like to share with you.

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!


Real Estate as Your Career

A successful real estate career means you’re the boss and your income is tied to your efforts and skills. You work the hours you want, work with the people you want, and make the money you want. When done well – you also have the satisfaction of accomplishing results few can achieve!

A real estate career is not a hobby. It’s your business… and all that comes with owning your own business. Irregular hours, a lot of hard work, dealing with several different personalities at the same time, juggling competing demands, and so much more.

Are you still trying to decide if you have the personality for a career in real estate? Knowing who you are will go a long way to helping you determine if real estate is for you. If you’re not sure, we offer a free personality assessment to help you determine if you real estate is the right career for you.

At Real Living Capital City, we offer the best tools, resources, systems, and training, necessary for a successful real estate career. We specialize in helping new agents become great agents!

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Steps to Getting Your Real Estate License

The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) sets the requirements for obtaining and keeping a real estate license in Georgia.*

  1. Make sure you meet the basic requirements:
    a. At least 18 year-old AND
    b. Have a High School diploma or GED AND
    c. Be able to clear a Criminal Background Check* AND
    d. Ability to prove you’re a lawful resident of the United States
  2. Meet educational requirements for licensure:
    a. Complete a 75-hour Salesperson Prelicense Course either on-line or in the classroom (school information below) OR
    b. Complete 10 quarter hours or 6 semester hours at an approved college, university, or law school in real estate or real property or contract law OR
    c. Have a real estate license from a reciprocal state and meet the law requirements of GREC.
  3. Choose a Broker to sponsor you.
  4. Register for and successfully pass the State real estate exam.
  5. Get started!

Do you have more questions about getting your license?

*The Georgia Real Estate Commission’s web site offers more details about getting your real estate license along with help with extenuating circumstances in the event you don’t meet one of the requirements stated above. If you have any questions about getting your license let us know.

Click here to go to GREC’s web page about new licensing.


Where to go to school to get your license

The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires a licensee to successfully complete a 75 pre-license course and pass the school exam prior to taking the State exam. There are several locations in the metro area that we recommend.


Barney Fletcher Schools: In classroom and on-line education available. Accelerated completion courses are also offered. Classroom locations included Galleria, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Duluth, and Rome. Costs range from $249 – $450 depending on your enrollment choices.
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Georgia Institute of Real Estate – GIRE: In classroom and on-line education available. Accelerated completion courses are also offered. Classroom is located in the Atlanta Association of REALTORS® headquarters in Sandy Springs. Costs range from $299 – $449 depending on your enrollment choices. $50 scholarship available.
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Georgia MLS Training Institute: In classroom and on-line education available. Accelerated completion courses are also offered. Classrooms located in Tucker, Morrow, and Duluth. Costs range from $195 – $450 depending on your enrollment choices. $50 scholarship available.
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Click here for a complete list of all GREC approved real estate schools in Georgia

Click here to learn more about Real Living Capital City’s Pre-Licensing Reimbursement Program!


Next Step

Without question, most people considering a real estate career are excited about the prospects of going to work in a real estate office and building a successful business. While being excited to get going is a great thing – remember that your focus now is to pass your class exam so you’re prepared to pass the State exam on the first try.

Once you pass the state exam, choosing the right Broker will be the single most important decision you’ll have to make during your entire real estate career… at Real Living Capital City, we specialize in helping new agents become great agents!

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