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RASI to offer two real estate broker courses

The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois, a training center for Illinois Realtors, will hold two real estate broker pre-license courses beginning on Monday, June 1, and Saturday, June 6. The new 75-hour broker pre-license course is a mandatory basic course for those who would like to begin a career in real estate. The course was previously 90 hours.

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 & Land Brokerage, Land Developer, and Professional Real Estate Assistant.

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

• be at least 18 years old

• be a high school graduate or equivalent;

• complete 75 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 Realtor Association is offering two 75-hour Broker Pre-Licensing courses beginning on Monday, June 1, through Monday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, June 6, through Aug. 22. Both classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the association office, 1124 Hartman Lane, Shiloh. The cost of the class is $565 to $600, depending on how early you register. The cost of the class includes books and materials, classroom instruction, and the 15 hours of interactive learning.

To register for this course or for more information on RASI and real estate careers, contact the office at (618) 277-1980.

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