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Long Realty is here to help you get started in your successful real estate career. To evaluate your potential in real estate sales, take our free career assessment – it only takes a few minutes.

Your first step to starting your real estate sales career is to attend a real estate school to prepare for your state licensing examination.

Tucson Area Schools
Hogan School of Real Estate
Tucson School of Real Estate

Phoenix Area Schools
Arizona School of Real Estate - Phoenix
Professional Institute of Real Estate - Scottsdale
Bud Crawley Real Estate School - Phoenix

Visit the Arizona Department of Real Estate website to learn more about licensing requirements.

Please feel free to contact Long Realty with any additional questions, we are happy to help you evaluate your career choice and help you make the most informed decision. We can also set up an appointment with you to help you learn more about the opportunities with Long Realty as a sales associate, and how we can help you save time, save money and get more business.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get a real estate license?

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Successfully complete a 90-hour pre-licensing course, including a final exam for the course
  • Complete a 6 hour Contract Writing class
  • Pass a state licensing examination

2. How do I take the pre-license course?

You can take the pre-license course at an approved school in a classroom setting. When you successfully complete the course, you will be required to take a state exam. If you pass the state exam you will be issued a salespersons license. You must be affiliated with a broker who will actually hold your license.

3. How long is the course?

In a classroom setting, it can be approximately three to eight weeks depending on whether you take day or evening/weekend classes. It is a 90 hour course.

4. How do I choose a company?

It is important for you to choose a company that meets your expectations in terms of exceptional training, leading technology and marketing, professional office support, and top notch reputation in the marketplace. Contact Long Realty to schedule an appointment.

5. What will it cost me to get started?

There are several start-up costs when beginning your real estate career. Some fixed costs include: the pre-license course, the state exam & license fee. You may need to make an investment in technology tools such as a cell phone, computer, etc. New agents should always have at least 6 months of expenses in reserve. It can take a few months to get your business going.

6. How soon can I expect to generate income?

The exciting thing about a career in real estate is that you are limited only by your imagination. Some new agents are selling homes in the first couple of months while others may take a little longer to get their client base established.

7. What is required to be successful in real estate?

Dedication, hard work, and a great attitude! The most successful agents are also highly motivated and outgoing.

8. Is it important for me to be technologically savvy?

To be successful in today's competitive marketplace, it is vital to utilize the technology tools available that will help you to be more productive and efficient. You don’t have to be a computer geek, but you do need to be willing to learn!

9. What type of equipment will I need to get started?

While interviewing with brokers, first determine what is available to you in the office environment. Also note that cellular phones, laptop computers, and Smart Phones/ PDAs are all tools of the leading agents today. Consider these items when planning your budget.

10. What can I expect to make in my first year? Second? Third?

A career in the real estate industry offers the benefits and advantages of running your own business. You decide how many hours you want to work and how much money you want to make and the best part is that your earning potential is unlimited! No one determines your salary or your raises.


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