Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your California Real Estate Broker License

You may have questions before, after, and even during your enrollment in one of our California broker qualification courses. Please refer to the questions below to get the information you need about your career training.

California Real Estate Broker License FAQs

What exactly does a real estate broker do?
A broker supervises agents with less experience and effectively runs a real estate office. Many brokers own the firms they work in, while others work with national real estate franchises, banks, or government agencies. Brokers have high levels of knowledge and/or experience in the areas of advanced real estate practice, law, finance, appraisal, economics, property management, escrow, and/or real estate office administration.

What kinds of jobs can a broker qualify for?
A broker can oversee and run a real estate agency. They can also work for themselves, or be a part of a larger organization, such as a national franchise, mortgage lender, or government agency.

Why should I take a distance education course instead of a live class?
Distance education is a win-win situation. Not only do you get a quality education, but you can complete the course in a flexible, convenient and fast manner. You have all of the benefits of a live class – teacher/student interaction, relevant course material, ongoing student support – with the added benefits of learning from home.

Below is a list of just some of the differences:

Drive to class and sit in a classroomvs. Learn from the comfort of your home
Learn limited amount of material in classvs. Get in-depth training from home
Take your final exam at schoolvs. Take your final exam online from your home or office
Balance work/family issuesvs. Choose to learn when it’s convenient
A live class does not let you be in charge of your education. Allied’s distance education options let you choose where, when and how to learn.

Why should I earn my California real estate broker’s license from Allied?
In California, the Bureau of Real Estate will not accept distance learning courses unless they meet specific requirements. Allied’s broker courses meet or exceed these requirements and have been granted CalBRE approval.

We are there every step of the way! Allied offers a fully-staffed Student Affairs Department with trained career counselors. Help is only a phone call away! You can also reach us 24/7 365 days per year through e-mail and fax.

Allied uses the most up-to-date materials available, including software, sample tests, and study guides, which help you prepare to pass the state license exam the first time.

How can I get started with Allied’s California real estate broker’s license courses?
You can enroll right now! Simply go to the enrollment page and get started today. You can also call (800) 617-3513 to sign up, or complete the Request Information form to have an Admissions Representative call you. It’s that easy!

Is NOW a good time to start my career as a broker?
ABSOLUTELY! The real estate industry can provide an abundance of opportunities for licensed real estate brokers.

A growing population is projected to create a greater housing need in the next decade, especially with the millenial generation entering the workforce. Employment generally follows the overall health of the economy and the real estate market. With a steady economy, individuals will be more likely to buy a new house, relocate for a new job or buy a home for other reasons.*

Enroll now or talk with an Allied Representative today.

CalBRE Pre-License Sponsor ID #S0017; CalBRE Continuing Education Sponsor ID #2758

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents (website visited February 15, 2016).
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