CAN I TAKE THE COURSE ONLINE FROM HOME OR DO I HAVE TO BE PRESENT IN A CLASSROOM FOR MY HOURS TO COUNT?
Yes. On October 7, 2016 Massachusetts changed the requirement for the 40-hour pre-license Salesperson and Broker class. You are now able to complete the class by attending with a live instructor via webinars, live streaming or other media approved by the Board. Unlimited Realty Solutions Real Estate School will offer the RE Salesperson and RE Broker Pre-licensing courses in an Online Distance Learning Format starting in April 2020. 20-25 hours of the course is completed via live-streaming during a live lecture and the other 15-20 hours are done at your own pace but the entire course can be completed from home.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH THE CLASSES?
Typically, it should take about 2- 4 weeks to finish the entire 40hr course. There are eight 4 hour modules for the weekend and weekday evening classes each module has an additional 1 hour of at home study/assignment. All modules need to be taken to complete the course. Sat/Sun Crash Course cover 2 modules per day, so the 40 hours course can be completed in 2 consecutive weekends. Weekday evening courses typically take 4 weeks to complete by attending classes on Tues and Thur for 4 weeks
DO I TAKE THE REAL ESTATE EXAM AT THE END OF 40HR CLASS?
No. You schedule the test with PSI Exams, once you have finished studying. We will give you a certificate of completion that qualifies you to take the exam. The application package must to mailed or emailed to PSI for approval prior to candidate being able to schedule their exam. It is highly recommended that student mail in their application package as soon as possible after completing the course.
WHERE DO I TAKE THE TEST TO GET MY LICENSE?
Once you complete the 40-hour class. We will give you your Candidate Information Booklet. Inside the booklet will be your Certification of class completion. The booklet is your proof of completing the training. You then schedule your exam through PSI Exams. They have testing locations in Auburn, Charlestown, Fall River, Lawrence, and West Springfield. Visit their website for up to date information at www.psiexams.com
HOW MUCH IS THE SALESPERSONS CLASS?
Approved schools charge different prices. Unlimited Realty Solutions offer one of the lowest price in the state. Our Pre-license Salespersons course is $199, the Pre-license Brokers class is $249.00. The class textbook guide, class handouts and quizzes are included in price. Also, we often have special promotions so check our website frequently.
DO YOU HAVE A REFUND POLICY?
Yes. We offer full refunds within a certain time frame with proper notification. Please click here to view our full school policy on our website.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS, OR I’M UNABLE TO MAKE A CLASS DUE TO AN EMERGENCY?
Unlimited Realty Solutions is flexible with our course offerings and understand that things beyond our control may happen. Therefore, as long as you take each of the eight class modules you may make up a missed class, space permitting. You will not receive your certificate of completion until the full 40-hour class is completed. If you have questions regarding specific scheduling concerns, feel free to call us (617-833-6880).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER FOR EXAM?
- To register to take the real estate Salesperson exam, the cost is $85.00. To retake the exam the cost is $54.00. Discounts available for Veterans. Visit psiexams.com for more up to date information.
- To register to take the real estate Brokers exam, the cost is $106.00. To retake the exam the cost is $54.00. Discounts available for Military and Veterans. Visit psiexams.com for more up to date information.
HOW MUCH IS THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE?
- You pay for the real estate LICENSE the day you pass the exam. The cost for your license the day you pass the exam is between $103 and $150, the initial fee is prorated and depends on your birthday. License will renew every 2 years on your birthday. Visit psiexams.com for more up to date information.
- You pay for the Broker’s license the day you pass the exam. The cost of your license the day you pass the exam is between $142 — $200, the initial fee is prorated and depends on your birthday. License will renew every 2 years on your birthday. Visit psiexams.com for more up to date information.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON AND BROKER LICENSE?
A real estate salesperson works with a real estate Broker to help people buy, sell or rent real estate. If you have never had a license before then you will need to get a real estate salespersons license first. When you get your license, you will affiliate with a licensed broker in order to work with clients and earn commission and/or referrals. Once you have worked with a broker for 3 years you can then take the 40 hours Broker pre-license course and take the test to become a Licensed real estate Broker. As a Broker, you may open your own real estate Brokerage, you may manage a real estate office, you may work for yourself. Some Brokers choose to continue to work under another Broker.
IS THE CLASS A LIVE CLASS OR 40 HOURS OF VIDEO?
The class is a live, in-person class taught by a qualified instructor. Unlimited Realty Solutions will offer different variations of Online classes starting in April 2020.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO CLASS?
We recommend that you bring a notebook, pen, and a highlighter. Course materials will be given to you at class. There is no dress code, casual comfortable dress is fine. Also, during the warmer months one may want to bring a light sweater or jacket when we have the air conditioner on.
I AM A FORMER STUDENT AND MISSED THE 2 YEAR DEADLINE TO TAKE THE SALESPERSON'S EXAM. DO I HAVE TO RETAKE THE ENTIRE COURSE?
Yes. The state of Massachusetts requires that after a 2-year lapse, you must retake the entire 40 hour course. We do offer a 50% discount off current prices for returning students who are re-taking the same class after the 2 year time limit. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
I'M ALREADY LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE, DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE MASS PRE-LICENSE COURSE AND/OR EXAM?
The requirements for reciprocity incoming to MA vary by state. As of 2017, CT, RI, WV, NE, IA, TN, MS, CO, GA, NM & PA all have full reciprocity with MA for Salesperson and Brokers. NY, OK, NH & ME have some limitations. All other states have no incoming reciprocity with MA. Please see https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/10/attorneylicensure.pdf for additional and the most up to date information.