How To Get A Real Estate License In GA

Dated: 05/20/2016

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If you are wondering how to get a real estate license in GA, you probably have many questions about your new career move.


Your mind is probably racing with things like:


Real Estate Sounds Cool! How do I get started?

How much does it cost to get a real estate license?

Which real estate school should I attend?

Do I have the necessary skills to be successful in real estate?

And many more I’m sure….


If you position yourself correctly on your new path to success in real estate, it can be very rewarding. If you don’t, you could find yourself ready to give up quickly.


There’s some advice I would like to give you as a new or future agent in the industry...


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Georgia Real Estate License Requirements

According to the Georgia Real Estate Commission, there are 4 requirements to obtain your real estate license in GA.


4 Easy Steps to Obtain a Real Estate License in GA


Step 1: Background Check

Step 2: Successful Completion of Education Requirements

Step 3: Successful Completion of State Examination

Step 4: Application for Licensure


Real Estate License Cost

The cost of obtaining your license will vary depending on the school you choose and the classes you take, as well as the time it takes you to pass the exam.


Total cost = $615-$715.


Here’s a Tip! This is how you make the total cost sound more doable:


Week 1: Pay for your real estate pre-license course $250-$350

Week 2: Pay for your background check $10 (at your county office)

Week 4: Pay for your Test Prep Course $70

Week 5: Pay for Your State Exam $115

Week 6: PASS YOUR TEST (the first time) & Pay $170 to the GREC to receive your license (same day if you already have a broker!)


Georgia Real Estate School

I’m so thankful that I chose the real estate school that I chose! I could thank those guys a million times over. There are so many choices, and so many things to consider when deciding on the best real estate school for you.


You want to consider whether you learn better in a classroom environment, or in the comfort of your own home, or on the go at your own pace.


I was hired on to a brokerage before obtaining my license, along with 12 other non-licensed colleges. After working for 6 months, without notice, and in the middle of a very fast environment, we were all required to become licensed as a real estate salesperson in GA within 3 months in order to keep our jobs.


Every one of us ran around with our heads cut off on the best and fastest way to achieve the goal. Some choose to continue working full time while attending large brand name schools inside a classroom weekly. Some chose to cut down to working part time, while attending classroom or online course.


I chose the option that fit with my strengths and resources. I’ll explain how and why I made this choice, because maybe you can relate.


  1. I get lost in the lectures and stories of teachers, but I am able to learn and memorize important facts quickly after reading and comprehension.

  2. I am constantly on the go. There was no way I was going to make a “no absences commitment” with an “in class” course.

  3. I was on a budget and needed the cheapest course available.

  4. I wanted the course to be at my fingertips on multiple platforms of technology

  5. I wanted to pass the test with flying colors the first time!


Real Estate Express Courses fulfilled all of my goals and then some!


While all of my other colleges complained about how hard the test was, or how inconvenient taking classes was, I lowered my hours to part-time at work. Then, put all of my attention into my Georgia real estate license online course during my off hours. I was licensed as a sales person in Georgia 6 weeks from the purchase of the course.


Now I’m not saying this to brag, but I was the second person to finish the real estate state exam during test taking. And though they only tell you “ pass or fail”, I was pretty confident I got at most 1 wrong! Without a doubt, the reason for me passing the test with flying colors was the extra money I paid for the Exam Prep Master. After those test exercises, taking the test was truly a breeze.


Click Here to Register for Real Estate Express Courses.



I hope I have helped you in your search of how to get your real estate license in GA.

If you need any assistance, I would love to be your guide. Just give me a call or email me at tracy.ellison@exprealty.com


One last thing….


You should be hired with a broker BEFORE you take your State Exam!


Stay tuned for the next blog  “Getting Hired with an AWESOME Real Estate Brokerage in Georgia”.


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