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RASI to begin real estate broker pre-license class in September


SHILOH – The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois will hold a real estate broker pre-license course beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The 90-hour broker pre-license course is a mandatory basic course for those who would like to begin a career in real estate.

The real estate industry has evolved into a highly specialized business that also involves various specialties. There are various fields of the real estate industry, including residential brokerage, commercial brokerage, industrial brokerage, farm and land brokerage, land developer, and professional real estate assistant.

To begin a career in real estate in Illinois, one must:

• be at least 21 years old or at least 18 years old and receive prior approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (call 1 (800) 752-3275 for more information)
• be a high school graduate or equivalent;
• complete 90 hours of broker course work, including 15 hours of interactive training
• pass the state exam with a score of 75 percent or better
• be sponsored by a sponsoring managing broker in Illinois

The association is offering the course beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and running through Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. The classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 until 9:45 p.m. at the Association office, 1124 Hartman Lane, Shiloh. The cost of the class is $525, which includes the cost for the books and materials, classroom instruction, and the 15 hours of interactive learning.

To register for this course or for more information on the association and real estate careers, contact the office at (618) 277-1980. The association is also available online at or

RASI primarily serves the Metro East market area, including St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph and Clinton Counties, except for the easternmost townships of Irishtown, Clement, Lake, East Fork, Meridian and Brookside.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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