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How to Become a Texas Realtor


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Summary:
Person or candidates wishing to become licensed real estate salesperson in Texas must be 18 years of age or
older, must be honest, trustworthy, have integrity, must be a legal resident of Texas and must be a United
States citizen or a lawfully admitted alien.



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Person or candidates wishing to become licensed real estate salesperson in Texas must be 18 years of age or
older, must be honest, trustworthy, have integrity, must be a legal resident of Texas and must be a United
States citizen or a lawfully admitted alien. Candidates must also have completed the required education,
applied to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and pass the licensing examination.


The educational courses required by the TREC include 60 classroom hours of Principles of Real Estate, 30
classroom hours of Law of Agency, 30 classrooms hours of Law of Contracts as well as another 34
classroom hours of core real estate courses. Candidates must submit proof of completion to the TREC with a
credit transcript or certificate along with $20. After the TREC receives the proper proof of completion, it
then will present the candidate with a letter of satisfaction for educational requirements. This letter must be
received before the candidate can apply for the Texas Real Estate License.


The application asks candidates their height, weight, sex and ethnic group. The application also asks if the
candidate has ever been licensed in Texas or another state as a Real Estate salesperson. If the candidate
answers yes to these questions, the application asks them to explain. The next thing the application covers is
has the candidate ever had a professional or occupational licensed revoked, suspended, canceled or
surrendered. If the answer to this question is yes, then they will need to explain the situation. The application
goes on to ask if there are any disciplinary hearings or investigations pending against any professional or
occupational licenses that the candidate may hold. If so, the candidate will need to submit copies of all
orders, notices, disapprovals, investigative reports as well as a written explanation. The application
continues to ask the candidate if they have any unpaid judgments or civil suits pending and if so, to submit
copies of all petitions and judgments along with a written explanation. The application also asks if the
candidate has ever been convicted of a criminal offense, which includes felonies and misdemeanors other
than traffic tickets. The candidate is also asked if they have ever been on probation or community
supervision or have any criminal charges pending. If the answer is yes to this question, then the candidate
will need to submit copies of all indictments, information, judgments, orders and charges with a written
explanation. The application goes on to cover aliases and work history for the past 5 years. The entire
application must be filled out in ink or type written.


Filing this application authorizes the TREC to run a background check on the candidate. Information
revealed in the background check can be used to disapprove the candidate’s application, even if all the other
requirements are met. After the background check is complete and approved by the TREC, the candidate
will receive notification as to whether the candidate has been approved or not. If approved, the candidate
will receive a copy of the Candidate Information Brochure to register for the exam. After registering for the
exam, the TREC will inform the candidate of the time and location of the exam. The candidate will need to
forms of identification at the exam site. One form must be government issued such as a driver’s license and
the other form must have a signature and preprinted name on it. The exam tests the candidate’s knowledge
regarding the principles, practices statutes and regulations relating to real estate.


After the candidate has passed the exam, they are considered licensed real estate salespersons, but they must
have a Texas Real Estate broker with an active license to sponsor them.




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