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How to be a Real Estate Agent in Texas
If you want to be a real estate agent in Texas, you need to meet Texas’ criteria for real estate agents.
One requirement is that you pass the Texas real estate license exam to become certified to broker
real estate deals.
Once you pass the license exam and meet the other requirements, you can work as a real estate
agent in Texas. Keep in mind that Texas does not have reciprocal agreements with any other state.
That means that if you become a licensed real estate agent in Texas, you must also be licensed in
any other state where you wish to work.
What’s Required for Me to Become a Real Estate Agent in Texas?
To become a licensed real estate agent in Texas, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted alien;
Be a legal resident of Texas;
Be at least 18 years old;
Complete the following coursework:
○ 60 classroom hours of the Principles of Real Estate course;
○ 30 classroom hours of the Law of Contracts course;
○ 30 classroom hours of the Law of Agency course; and
○ An additional 60 classroom hours’ worth of core classes or related classes as
deemed acceptable by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Pass the real estate license exam;
Complete fingerprinting; and
A letter from the Commission attesting to your successful completion of all educational
Sample Texas Real Estate Exam Questions
Your preparation for the real estate license exam should include studying relevant text materials
and practicing answering the questions you’ll see on the exam. This second type of preparation is
especially important for individuals who have the tendency to “choke” during tests.
Expect to see the following questions and similar questions on your Texas real estate license exam:
Is Texas a community property state?
Which tenancy types are permitted in Texas?
Who is responsible for maintaining a habitable property and complying with local building
Which of the following actions can result in a Texas real estate agent having his or her
Which of the following is not part of a deed? And
What is homestead protection?
Take time every day before your test to practice answering these questions and other samples
you’ll find in Real Estate Prep Guide. Consider making flash cards to practice and having a friend or
loved one help you study.
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