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ECAR Now Offering Pre-Licensing Courses

Aug 29, 2017
The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is now offering pre-licensing courses that meet the state's requirements for sales associate and broker education.

By Keith Dean
ECAR Executive Director

This is a very exciting time to be in real estate. Not only do we see it by working with our members on a daily basis, but we are getting calls every week from those in the community who are interested in learning more about a career in the real estate field.

I guess we should not be surprised. We live in one of the most beautiful and sought-after areas in the world, and the real estate market is strengthening month by month. Home prices are increasing while interest rates remain incredibly low.

So what happens when someone wants to pursue a career in real estate? Well, as you know all too well, it starts with the pre-licensing process in preparation for the state exam. As an association, our focus has always been on education, which is why I am so pleased to announce that we now offer a service that keeps ECAR involved in the entire licensing process for those who want to practice real estate in the Emerald Coast region.

Our Sales Associate Pre-License Course is a 63-hour internet-based course that meets the state’s requirements for the pre-license education needed to obtain a sales associate license. We are the only local association in the state to offer future real estate professionals this type of training. This serves two purposes for ECAR – it provides valuable non-dues revenue to support our work in other areas and allows us to support the profession by ensuring those entering it as new agents or brokers are getting the best education before their career even starts.

For those who have been in the profession for a while and have gained experience buying and selling real estate, the next step may be to pursue a broker’s license. We want to start that process with you as well. The 72-hour Broker Pre-License course will prepare you for the state broker exam.

Regardless of your career aspirations, ECAR will continue to provide support and be your partner throughout your career from the beginning at pre-licensing, getting your license and pursuing continuing education to make sure you are the most effective and successful Realtor possible. 

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