Friday, September 19th, 2014

Is It Worth It To Get A Michigan Real Estate License?

The short answer is “yes, it certainly is”.

You may be interested in getting a Michigan real estate license to just make a little bit of money on the side, or perhaps the flexible hours and earning potential even has you looking at real estate as a complete career change.

Or perhaps you are interested in getting a real estate license because you’re looking to buy or sell your home and want to keep that 3-6% commission in your own pocket.

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to get a Michigan real estate license, it’s nearly always a good idea. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive to get licensed, which makes it even that much more attractive and worth it to get one.

What’s required to get your Michigan real estate license?

In Michigan, just like every other state out there, if you want to make money in real estate, you have to get a real estate license.

There are some basic general requirements to getting licensed, such as age and criminal background, but aside from that, each state generally requires that you complete a certain number of “classroom hours” prior to taking your exam and getting your realtor license.

For example, the state of Michigan requires the least amount of pre-license classroom hours with just 40 while Texas requires the most classroom hours at 210. Other states will vary somewhere in the middle of these two.

As stated above, Michigan’s classroom hour requirements are 40. (There are more specific details about Michigan’s real estate license requirements listed below)

Now, please be sure to keep in mind that while you do have to complete these “classroom hours” to get your real estate license, you don’t actually have to attend a school, or even house for that matter if you don’t want to.

The State of Michigan allows you to take home study courses that can be completed your free time, at a pace that works best for you, and best of all, one that works with your current work, family and social schedules.

But, before you get the wrong idea, you must be aware that not all real estate courses are created equal.

You can’t just go out and purchase a “one size fits all” real estate licensing course and hope that the state of Michigan will approve the work you’ve done once it’s been completed. You can quickly lose time and money doing it this way. Instead, you must get a program that is pre-approved by the state of Michigan, one that is guaranteed to meet all of Michigan’s specific requirements. After all, what may be required in Michigan may not be required in California.

Even still, there are many real estate courses that may be pre-approved by the State of Michigan, but still fall short in their effectiveness of getting you the training that you need. Remember, even though you may complete your pre-licensing classroom training hours, that doesn’t mean that you’ll pass the State of Michigan’s final licensing exam. Poor training and incomplete real estate courses put you in danger of failing your licensing exam.

So, take the time, do your research and spend the money to get a good training course, one that will teach you everything you need to know to pass your licensing exam. Better yet, get a training course that guarantees that after you complete your training, you’ll pass your test the first time. You can’t get much better than that!

Good training courses usually run any where from $100 – $500 and are priced according to each state’s applicable requirements. For example, if your state requires more hours, then you should expect to pay a little more for your course. The good news is, you can get one of the best home study courses available in Michigan for around $100 – $200. I’ll show you everything you need to know in the email below.

What are Michigan’s specific requirements?

The good news is, I’ve already done the research for you and have put together a complete list on what your specific state’s requirements are for getting your real estate license, the best place to find home study courses at reasonable prices and much more.

All you have to do is select your state below, enter your email address, click the “Go” button and I’ll shoot you a quick email with everything that your state requires to get licensed.

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