Beginning your career in real estate in Mississippi is an exciting journey that starts with obtaining a Salesperson’s license. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, as the state’s premier provider of real estate education, plays a pivotal role in guiding aspiring professionals through the process. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the requirements, courses, and steps involved in obtaining a Salesperson’s license.
Requirements for Obtaining a Salesperson’s License
To initiate the journey towards a real estate career in Mississippi, aspiring professionals must meet specific requirements:
- Age and Residency: Applicants must be 18 years old and residents of Mississippi before completing the application.
- Education: A minimum of 60 hours of real estate education from an institution approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission is required.
- Background Check: Applicants must pass a background check.
- Fingerprints: Fingerprint submission to the state is mandatory.
- Licensing Exam: Passing the state and national exam is a crucial step.
- Supervision: Salespersons must work under the supervision of a Mississippi licensed real estate broker.
- Post-License Course: Completing an approved 30-hour post-license course within one year of receiving the temporary salesperson’s license is mandatory.
The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers the Salesperson’s Pre-license program both online and in-person through classroom sessions.
Salesperson Pre-License Classroom Courses
Unlock the full potential of your real estate journey through our in-person Salesperson pre-license classroom courses. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we understand that the classroom environment fosters dynamic interaction and engagement. Our experienced instructors, dedicated to your success, conduct these sessions at our institute located in Flowood, MS.
Key Features of In-Person Courses:
- Interactive Learning: Benefit from a classroom setting that encourages real-time interaction, fostering a comprehensive understanding of real estate principles.
- Experienced Instructors: Learn from seasoned professionals with vast industry experience who are committed to guiding you through the intricacies of real estate.
- Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow learners, creating a valuable professional network early in your career.
- Flexible Schedules: Choose from weekday or weekend classes, allowing you to tailor your education to your existing commitments.
This immersive learning experience is designed to provide a solid foundation for your real estate career. Our institute in Flowood, MS, serves as the hub for these in-person courses, ensuring a conducive environment for learning and collaboration.
Online Salesperson’s Pre-License Course
For those whose schedules do not allow for a classroom course, the Online Salesperson’s Pre-license course is a flexible and convenient option. This 60-hour online course follows the curriculum of the Modern Real Estate Practice text used in the classroom (which can be ordered from the Study Tools page of our website).
Key Features of the Online Course
- Accessibility: Ideal for individuals unable to attend classroom sessions, providing the flexibility to learn at their own pace.
- Requirements: Participants should have internet access and possess an individual email account.
- Registration: The course requires online registration through the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute website with a credit card payment of $225.
- Completion Time: The course must be completed within 6 months from the purchase date.
- Transfer Option: Participants have the option to transfer from the online course to a classroom course within 30 days for a fee of $470, allowing flexibility based on individual preferences.
Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion from the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, along with guidance for preparing for the State licensing exam. If you’re still not sure whether our classroom or online courses are the right fit for you, please read our online guide: Online REALTOR® Classes vs In Person: Which One is Best for You?
Start Your Real Estate Career Journey with the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute
Embarking on a career in real estate requires careful navigation of education and licensing processes. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute stands as the premier education partner, providing the necessary tools and courses for success. Whether it’s the foundational Salesperson Pre-License program, or the essential Post-License Course, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is committed to the success of real estate professionals in Mississippi.
For inquiries or enrollment, contact us. Your success is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way!