Imagine a career that offers unlimited growth opportunities. A career that gives you the power to take control of your future, the individualized support to see quick results, the personal satisfaction of helping people realize the American Dream—and the proven success of the world’s largest, most successful real estate organization providing you with instant status and consumer confidence. Becoming a CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty sales professional is your first step toward an exciting career move.
We seek a select group of ethical and motivated individuals to complement our ever-expanding marketplace. Think you have what it takes? Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about joining the Century 21 Frontier Team and becoming a Pittsburgh real estate professional.
How do I cecome licensed as a salesperson?
- Successfully complete the two Pennsylvania State Required Courses.
- Apply for, take, and pass the Real Estate Licensing Examination.
- Secure a recent Criminal Background check.
- After successful completion of the exam, take your license application to your employing broker for submission to the State Real Estate Commission.
Upon issuance of your license, you are ready to begin!
How do I select a real estate school?
There are three important considerations:
- Convenience: The location, time frames and schedules.
- Cost: The cost of tuition and course materials, registration fees, parking and tolls, etc.
- Quality: The most important issue. Talk to past students, brokers, etc. Check into the quality of the program and the instructor. What is their background? What is their reputation?
What are the required courses?
The state of Pennsylvania requires two courses. Together the length of the courses are 75 classroom hours, so your total time commitment is only 75 hours.
Real Estate Fundamentals: This course offers a comprehensive overview of the technical and legal aspects of Real Estate. Topics include rights and interests in land, how ownership is held, the transfer of rights and interests, contract law, mortgages, fair housing laws, and state licensing laws.
Real Estate Practice: This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to all facets of the real estate business, with emphasis on residential brokerage activities. Topics covered include agency, brokerage, listing contracts, sales agreements, residential finance techniques, appraisals, closings and real estate math.
What is the cost and are the required courses available online?
The entire license process will cost around $800 depending on the tuition, materials, and other fees charged by the real estate school you elect to attend. Need financial aid? Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program!
If you need a little flexibility, classes are typically available online. Just call us and ask which online programs our real estate agents have had success in finding and completing online!
What is the exam like?
The exam is prepared, administered, and scored by PSI Exams, a professional testing service, and is comprised of multiple choice questions divided into two sections. The national exam contains questions dealing with general principals and practices of real estate. This part of the exam takes 120 minutes. There are 80 questions and you must get 60 correct (75%) in order to pass. The state exam covers license laws, rules and regulations, and practices specific to Pennsylvania. This portion is 60 minutes. This exam has 30 questions and you must get 23 correct (76.6%) in order to pass. Each exam must be passed independently prior to submitting your application to the State Real Estate Commission.
The exam costs $54, and you will be asked for a credit card to pay the fee when you schedule the exam. No sponsor is required to sit for the exam, but after you pass the exam, a broker must sign your license application.
Where and how often is the exam given?
There are three Pittsburgh area locations to choose from: Edgewood Towncenter, Greensburg, and Cranberry.
Since the exams are given on computers, the number of computers available limits the size of any given group of testers. For the most part, you can schedule your exams almost any time Monday through Friday, except holidays. You may schedule the exam by telephone or online.
What score is required to pass?
For the national exam, a score of 75%, or 60 out of 80 questions, is required to pass. For the state exam, a score of 76%, or 23 out of 30 questions, is required. If a candidate passes one part of the exam but not the other, they will only re-take the portion that they did not pass.
So you might be wondering: is the test difficult to pass? Well, it depends! Your ability to successfully pass the exam depends on your preparation and the quality of information you received from your pre-license coursework. The key is to select a quality pre-license program and study, study, study!
How long does it take to get the results?
You get the results within minutes of finishing the exam from the testing center. You will be given a print-out of your license application and certified sealed copies of both exam results. You should bring those with your certified and sealed course completion documents with you for the broker to sign and submit your license application.
We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, intelligence, and integrity to join our real estate team. If you're interested in joining a team where you don't compete with your broker and your staff is 110% behind your real estate efforts, CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is your destination!
Interested in joining and wondering what the next steps are? Tell us a little more about yourself! Take a few minutes to fill out the form above, giving us a little information about yourself and your background, and we'll respond back to you with the same commitment that we have for our clients. We look forward to meeting you!