Real estate is a popular career path for individuals looking for a flexible job with unlimited growth potential. As a Realtor, you create your own business and invest as much time and effort into it as you choose. Here are the five steps you need to complete to get your real estate license in Virginia. For general information, be sure to check out our how to become a real estate agent page.Get Started
Five Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Virginia
1. Do your research on the Virginia real estate market.
Make sure you’re ready for the rewards and risks of running your own real estate business. Consider attending a career seminar at your local Long & Foster office. Or schedule a private, confidential appointment with one of our recruiting associates, who can answer all of your questions.
2. Complete 60 hours of official pre-licensing classes.
Virginia requires 60 hours of education, which you can take in a classroom or online. Contact the Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate to learn more.
3. Pass the Virginia real estate exam.
A minimum score of 75 percent on the final exam is required in Virginia, and there is no limit on the number of retakes.
4. Choose a broker to sponsor you.
To sell real estate in VA, a licensed broker must agree that you may affiliate with his or her brokerage. That broker will assist you in completing your license application.
5. Apply for a Virginia real estate license.
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is the licensing authority for the state. Submit a completed and notarized application. If your application is approved, you are a Virginia real estate agent.
6. Join Long & Foster and get reimbursed for your real estate school tuition.
Long & Foster offers tuition reimbursement for all new real estate sales associates who join Long & Foster. No matter the real estate school you attend, you will be reimbursed for your real estate school tuition and book costs upon your first closing.
Launching Your Real Estate Career in Virginia
Getting your license is only the beginning. Your ultimate success depends on you and your broker. That’s why it’s so important to choose a brokerage that offers everything you need to move beyond the basics, or if you’re transferring from another brokerage, to push your career further. You’ve come to the right place to learn more about that process and why Long & Foster is the right choice for Realtors like you.
Choose A Broker That Helps Real Estate Agents Succeed
By launching your real estate career with Long & Foster, you are connecting your business with one of the most well-known and respected real estate brands in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Since 1968, Long & Foster has built a trusted real estate company offering nearly all property-related services from sales to insurance, vacation rentals and more. No other brokerage in our markets brings together more buyers and sellers, and our agents benefit from our worldwide connections. We celebrate our agents and their successes. If this sounds like something you want to become a part of, contact us to find out more. Explore our culture, brand, tools, luxury expertise, global reach, agent recognition, training & development.
Become an Expert, Make a Difference
At Long & Foster, a real estate career is so much more than showing houses and shepherding contracts. It’s about helping our agents become pre-eminent market experts who can bring the dream of home to life for their clients better than anyone else can. Long & Foster. For the Love of Home.TM
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