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Real Estate Specialization Possibilities

As you gain experience as a sales agent, you may encounter many opportunities to advance within a firm, or you can choose to earn a brokerage license and start your own business.  A broker license oversees the activities of sales agents and may or may not personally engage in the practice of real estate but has the responsibility of managing a real estate business. The Real Estate School at SABOR can prepare you for your broker license. These are the Texas Real Estate Commission requirements for a broker license:

  • At least four years active experience in Texas as a licensed real estate salesperson or broker during the 60 month period immediately preceding the filing of the application.

  • Must demonstrate not less than 3600 points of qualifying practical experience obtained during four out of five years as required by §535.56(b) of the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission.

  • 270 classroom hours of core real estate courses. A 30-hour Real Estate Brokerage course must be completed as part of the 270 core hours.

  • An additional 630 classroom hours in related courses. A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the "related" education requirements for a brokers license. A copy of the college transcript awarding the degree must be submitted as evidence of completion of the degree.

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  • Applicants must pass the real estate license examination (exception: some license reinstatement applicants) and satisfy the Texas Real Estate Commission character requirement to be entitled to licensure. 

Different is Good

Designations and certifications can take your career to the next level.

Did you know that REALTORS® who hold a designation make nearly $22,000 more than those that don’t? Education pays you back!

Designations and certifications can help you build your referral business, enhance your reputability, and increase your earnings. Whether you want to focus on buyer representation, green housing, global real estate, or buyers and sellers 50+, our extensive family of career-enhancing designations and certifications has something for you. Explore our offerings to see which specialization best suits your market and personal interests, and start expanding your opportunities now.

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