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Career Opportunities With Your Virginia Real Estate License

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By : David Goldstein    99 or more times read
With the Virginia housing market moving toward recovery, there are extraordinary opportunities for people with a Virginia real estate professionals. This is good news for those who are struggling with unemployment or underemployment. Finding a career that can offer some financial security can seem impossible, but the career opportunities with your Virginia real estate license can do just that. Becoming licensed by the Virginia Real Estate Board is not as complicated as you might think. In fact, you could be enjoying a well-paying career in Virginia real estate in less than a month.

The qualifications are simple for the Virginia real estate license examination. There are 60 hours of mandatory courses in real estate practices to complete the pre-licensing educational requirements. Once you have completed the class work you can submit the application to take the Virginia real estate license exam. Once the application has been received and processed, you will be issued a test date and time at an approved third party testing facility. You must be at least age 18 or older to take the test, you will need a passing grade on both the state, and national examinations before you will be issued a Virginia real estate license.

When you have received your Virginia real estate license, you will need 30-hours of post-licensing education to keep your license active in the renewal period. Virginia mandates that real estate licensees choose a specific area of real estate to concentrate in. There are three tracks to choose from. Newly licensed agents can choose the residential real estate, the commercial real estate, or the property management track to focus on in their post-licensing education. Should you change your mind; the path you choose can be changed mid-track by notifying the Education Administrator in writing with either a notarized or an original track change request form.

Half of the necessary 30-hours of post-licensing education must be in courses that are in the track that you have chosen and the remaining hours can be in elective courses approved by the Virginia Real Estate Board. Post-licensing education is separate from the continuing education that you will need to complete between the two- year renewal cycles. After the initial post-licensing education for the first license renewal, eight hours of continuing education will be required per year for a total of 16 hours to be submitted before the expiration of your license. The 16 hours of continuing education will not be necessary at the first renewal, just the successful completion of the post-licensing classes.

Now that the housing market has begun to make its comeback, the need for qualified professionals to handle the transactions will be greater than it has been in many years. In a matter of a few short weeks, you can be licensed and ready to take advantage of the lucrative career opportunities that are available with your Virginia real estate license. You can give yourself and your family the gift of financial security in an unsettled economy.
David Goldstein is the co-owner of, the Internet's oldest web based real estate training school!

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