A real estate broker is a person person who has taken education beyond the agent level as required by state laws and has passed a broker’s license exam. Brokers can work alone or they can hire agents to work for them. Brokers are often the heads of their own real estate agencies and are frequently called upon to resolve problems with sales transactions.
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- Real Estate Property Management - This 30-hour 2-credit course will encompass the responsibilities of the agent in relation to their client when managing property. The course will cover the various types of leases utilized in the marketplace today and fulfills the MCE requirements.
- Techniques of Income Property Appraisal - This 30-hour 2-credit course is designed for individuals who desire to expand their expertise in becoming a general real estate appraiser with particular emphasis on appraising income-producing properties.
- Real Estate Brokerage & Office Management - this 45-hour 3-credit courses is required by the commission for broker’s licensees. The course will cover leadership skills, people management, and problem solving essential in a management role.
- Real Estate Law - This 30-hour 2-credit course is a required broker course discussing legal cases, property rights, acquisition and instruments of conveyance and more.
- Real Estate Investment - This 30-hour 2-credit course is a required broker course focusing on the principles of capitalization and analysis of income producing properties.
- Real Estate Appraisals - This 30-hour 2-credit course is a required broker course which will discuss valuating properties in a changing marketplace.
- Real Estate Sales - This 30-hour 2-credit course is a required broker course discussing various techniques on handling today’s sophisticated buyers and sellers and the professional skills necessary to address customer concerns.
To obtain a Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker's license, you must:
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Complete and pass the state approved 240 hour Brokers Pre-License courses.
- Be actively engaged in the real estate business for previous 3 years.
- Submit application to State of PA. Real Estate Commission with the appropriate fee.
- Pass the exam.
If you are an attorney currently licensed and active in Pennsylvania or hold a 4-year degree in real estate, the above requirements may be waived.