The Ultimate Checklist For Obtaining Your Real Estate License In Alabama
Want to be an Agent? First, you will need your Alabama Real Estate License
Before you even think about going down this road, make sure you can legally do so.
Below is a list of the 3 prerequisites to obtaining your Alabama Real Estate License.
- You must be at least 19 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
- You must show proof that you have residency in the USA and are here legally. This can be a birth certificate, passport or social security number.
- You must have a clean criminal record. Minor infractions are ok, just no felonies.
All good? Let’s keep going…
Complete 60 hours of approved Pre-Licensing real estate education approved by the State of Alabama
Be VERY careful here. There are so many schools to choose from that your head may be spinning trying to figure out which school is best. Thankfully, you do not have to guess because the State of Alabama TELLS you who provides the best education based on published pass rates.
Click Here for a list of the current providers and their pass rates.
The best online provider had pass rates of 78.3%
The best in-person provider had a pass rate of 87.3%
After checking out the link, you can sort by pass rate and the number of people who took the exam to make a decision that is best for you.
We are not voicing our recommendation at this time for pre-licensing material, so please stop e-mailing us and asking (LOL).
Prepare For Your Exam.
After you complete all your pre-licensing classes and meet the time requirements, you will need to pass the Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Exam. This is where we come in! We cut out all the fluff, so you are only presented with material that will be on the real estate exam. People who study with us are 3 times more likely to pass the real estate exam and will have a firm grasp on all the real estate terms they need to know.
Pass your Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Exam
After you complete all the course materials, study your tail off with Real Estate Exam Ninja, you must walk through that door and pass your final exam.
Prospective real estate agents have 6 months from the time they pass their pre-licensing courses to pass their Alabama Real Estate Salesperson exam.
Find and Select A Broker To Sponsor You
Some may argue that this should be done prior in the process, but for simplicity sake, we think you should focus on nothing but education and passing your exam before moving on to this stage. Once you pass your real estate exam, you must become associated with an active Alabama real estate broker.
The purpose of having to work under the broker is you are still very “green” and frankly unknowledgeable. The broker will keep you out of trouble, act as a mentor and keep your career moving along.
So how should you find a broker? E-mail and call every broker in town to see who is interested. After you find the prospective brokers you want to work with, consider a few questions when searching for the perfect broker:
- Do they have a great reputation? Remember, reputation in this business is everything.
- What technology are they using to help you succeed?
- Are they providing you with the education and mentorship you need?
- What benefits and commission are offered?
- Are the brokers helping you with leads, getting leads is NOT EASY when you are starting?
Complete your real estate salesperson application.
If you have made it this far, congrats! You have finished the time consuming part and should be proud of all the hard work you have put in. To complete the process, you need to submit your official application (along with fees), as well as a fingerprint-based background check.
Once the application has been submitted and accepted, you’ll be issued a temporary license to get started!
And the Final Step – Complete Post-Licensing.
The State of Alabama requires a 30-hour post-licensing course in order to receive your permanent license. We suggest knocking this out as soon as possible while all the material is fresh on your mind.
That’s it! We wish you the best of luck and look forward to helping you reach your goal of becoming a fantastic real estate agent!