A Quickstart Guide : How To Get A Real Estate License In Michigan

Step 1: Make sure you meet the basic requirements

The basic requirements to get a Michigan real estate license are simple. Do you meet these requirements?

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have a social security number
  • You have good moral character (They are looking for past or current civil or criminal complaints.)

Step 2: Register for real estate licensing classes


A real estate license is required for most real estate jobs. Michigan requires 40 hours of pre-licensing education before they will let you get a real estate license.


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Step 3: Apply to take the Michigan real estate exam


You can apply to take the Michigan real estate exam after you have completed the licensing education requirements. The Michigan real estate exam fee is $79. PSI Examinations manage the state exam process in Michigan.

Step 4: Complete the Michigan real estate license application


The application will ask you some basic questions about you and your background, including any other real estate licenses you have held or currently hold. The Michigan license application fee is $88. There is a fee waiver available for current or former members of the military.

Michigan requires a criminal background check for all real estate license applicants. Applicants with a criminal history will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You must complete your application for licensure within 36 months of passing your pre-licensing course.

Step 6: Choose a sponsoring broker


All new licensees in Michigan must work under the supervision of a broker. Choosing a broker is an important decision and we can help you with that. Keller Williams training has been ranked the best in the business and we are committed to helping our agents succeed. Click here to be connected with the right person in charge of hiring at the Keller Williams nearest you.

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