California Real Estate Broker Career

Why a Broker Career

Why take a California Broker License Course?

Are you self-confident and goal oriented? Do you like the idea of leading others? A career as a real estate broker might be for you! Take the next step with Allied’s comprehensive broker courses and work toward you new broker license or renew your current broker license with a convenient online course.

Become a California Real Estate Broker

Advance your real estate career by earning your California real estate broker license. As a broker, you are authorized to open and run your own real estate agency. This means that you have the authority to start your own independent office and hire real estate salespeople. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business and become your own boss.

If you’ve worked two of the last five years as real estate salesperson – or – have a degree in real estate, you’re in a good place to advance your career.

The Benefits of a Broker License

  • Assume a management role
  • Lead other people
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Succeed in a rewarding and lucrative profession

You can get the skills to oversee and run your own real estate office. Additional opportunities include: employment within national franchises, banks, lenders, as well as government agencies.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national outlook for Real Estate Brokers is expected to increase by 3% from 2014 to 2024.* The real estate market fluctuates with the economy and with an improving consumer market, broker jobs are on the rise.

Broker Salary

Brokers’ wages vary depending on their location within the country. Brokers working in high population areas that are economically stable tend to fair better than brokers working in areas that are distressed. On average, the median wage for brokers was $27.58 in 2014 according to the BLS, with the top 10% of brokers earning more than $85.94 an hour.*

What Does it Take to Get a Broker License in California?

Before you sign up for your real estate education, you’ll need to meet a few basic requirements from the state. All applicants should be at least 18-years old with a high school diploma or GED, have proof of U.S. and state residency along with completing a background test and submitting your fingerprints.

Pre-License Education

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, it’s time to get started on your eight pre-license education courses with a trusted institution. For this, you will need to meet the specific state-required hours of education and receive a passing grade.

State Exam

After your pre-license education is complete, you can now apply for the state exam. You’ll need to submit the correct forms for the license you’re seeking and pay the related fees. The state exam is a multiple-choice style test delivered through a computer workstation or bubble sheet format. You will be given a set amount of time to complete the test and need a passing grade in order to apply for your new license.

Due to the difficulty of the test, many test-takers tend to purchase test preparation materials. This is not required but highly recommended to increase your chance of success.

Start Your New Career with Allied Real Estate Schools

Get the education and experience you need to move your career forward. If you are ready for the next stage of your career, Allied can help you get there.

If you have any questions or are looking to complete your pre-license education, give Allied Real Estate Schools a call now and a helpful representative will be happy to assist you.

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 January 18, 2016).
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