Are you thinking about becoming a Realtor® in Grande Prairie? We’ve been there, we remember the endless google searches. “What education do I need to be a Realtor in Alberta?”, “How do I become a licensed Realtor”, “How much money can I make as a real estate agent?”. The list and searches can be time consuming, but before making a huge career jump you want to know what you’re getting into. Below we’ve laid out the licensing process, if you need more details or have a question our office is always happy to help upcoming agents learn about the industry.
1. Education Requirements. High school diploma or GED certificate. The first step to your real estate license in Alberta is either a high school diploma or GED certificate. If you don’t have either, don’t let that deter you. In fact, our broker owner Helen was in the same boat. You should hear her story!
2. Character Qualifications. After the proper education requirements, you’ll want to read through the list of potential roadblocks to becoming a Realtor®. These include questions about prior disciplinary actions, bankruptcies, and criminal proceedings.
3. Real Estate Courses. As a Realtor® the first course is the Fundamentals of Real Estate. This provides more of an overview of real estate. After that comes the more specific real estate courses; residential, commercial, property management, and rural. You have to take at least one but can take all 4. You are given 1.5 years to complete the courses.
4. Pass the exams. Every course has a corresponding test with a minimum grade requirement of 70%.
5. Join a brokerage. In Grande Prairie there are quite a few real estate brokerages. Realty ONE Group Northern Advantage, Re/Max Grande Prairie, Royal LePage Grande Prairie, Century 21 Grande Prairie, Grassroots Grande Prairie, Sutton Grande Prairie, and more!
Now that you know the 5 step process you’re probably wondering what the cost is to become a Licensed Realtor in Alberta? Check out this blog to learn about the costs of becoming a Realtor in Alberta.