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Texas real estate agents that want to step it up to broker level have to follow a path set by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Here’s a simple guide you’ll find on how to become a real estate broker in Texas.
You have to be an active licensed agent for 4 of the last 5 years before you can apply for a broker license. During that time you need to rack up 3600 transaction points and include a list of transaction ID information on the Supplement A-Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker License.
Now that you’ve got some experience under your belt, you can submit the Application for Real Estate Broker License by an Individual. You’ll also have to pony up the application fee of $235. Just keep thinking about the commission split...
BE AWARE: After applying you have a year to complete the other steps to become a real estate broker. Ready, set, go!
The only way to bypass the additional education requirements is to have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college.
Once you’ve passed all the real estate broker courses you’ll need to send TREC the education course completion documents. You can submit online or by paper application.
If you haven’t already gotten fingerprinted by the Texas DPS, now is the time to do so. You’ll also have to go through a background check before a broker license will be granted.
Now you’re ready to cram and take the Texas broker exam! The tests are administered and scheduled by PearsonVUE.
For years, you’ve been professionally responsible for just one person - you. As a broker, you’re thrust into a management position. It’s your job to sponsor and supervise other real estate agents as a leader and mentor. You got this!