How To Earn An Ohio Real Estate License

Real Estate License And Exam Prep Courses In Ohio

Have questions about getting a real estate license in Ohio? Luckily, TrainingCenter has both the required Ohio pre-licensing courses and training programs for how to list, sell, handle real estate objections, and more.

When it is time to earn your real estate license, the first step is making sure you are prepared. Essentially, you'll start by taking your state-specific pre-licensing course, then passing your exam. Tips for both, as well as recommended courses, appear below.

What Does An Ohio Real Estate Agent Do?

Real Estate Agents in Ohio help clients to purchase, rent, or sell property. This includes finding buyers and sellers, providing advice and helping to negotiate on price, and referring home inspectors or mortgage professionals - all within federal and state rules and regulations.

Further, they are required to represent the best interests of their clients, whether they be buyers or sellers in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, and Columbus, the state capitol, so operating your agency in or near one of these cities will give you a larger potential market base.

Generally speaking, Ohio real estate agents are responsible for:/>Ohio-real-estate-licensing
  • Communicating with buyers and sellers
  • Abiding by state and federal laws re advertising and communications
  • Staying involved to ensure any loan or financing requirements are met
  • Communicating with the other agent and attorney's throughout the process
  • Keeping an open line of communication with clients
  • Help to close the transaction
Agents often decide to represent buyers only, sellers only, or both. Depending upon whether representing the buyer or the seller, agents can recommend an appropriate selling price, market the property, negotiate offers, attend and/or review the home inspection and appraisal, and provide feedback on comparable sales. Regardless, the job is not just showing houses; there is lots of paperwork, planning, and phoning, and not just in a 9-5 time frame.

About Our Ohio Real Estate Licensing Courses And Exam Prep Materials

We offer Ohio real estate license training courses that fulfill Ohio's pre-license education requirements. Our Ohio training and exam prep materials are delivered in an easy-to-understand manner that provides important insights and valuable exam tips and strategies covering Ohio's rules and regulations for Ohio real estate licensing. You receive:
  • Both Print And Online Course Materials
  • Sample Exams
  • Exam Prep Materials
  • Instructor Support
When you have completed the training materials, make sure to take as many practice exams as possible. This will help you to pinpoint and overcome problem areas, and ensure that you pass your Ohio real estate licensing exam on the first try!

Recommended Ohio Real Estate Licensing Courses And Exam Prep Materials

You'll find the real estate licensing courses you need here at TrainingCenter. We offer state-approved courses that meet the Ohio pre-licensing requirement.

To find the right state-approved Ohio real estate license course for you, simply select one of the recommended courses below or search under "Licensing" in the search box. Good luck earning your Ohio Real Estate License!
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About The Ohio Real Estate License Requirements

To help with how to get a real estate license in Ohio, we have provided below information on Ohio licensing requirements, its insurance department, and examination scheduling facilities, as well as info on what is on the exam and tips for passing it.

Topics on the Ohio Real Estate License Exam

The Ohio real estate licensing exam includes questions covering both national and state-specific information. The exam covers real estate law, state governance, brokerage relationships, ownership, land use controls and regulations, disclosures, valuation, market analysis, financing, titling, taxes, and contracts.

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Ohio Real Estate License Requirements

The following lists any applicable pre-licensing, continuing education, renewal, and reciprocity requirements for Ohio real estate licensing.

Real Estate Requirements:
  • Ohio real estate salesperson license: 120 hours
  • Ohio real estate broker license: 120 hours
  • This includes the 40-hour Ohio real estate law course, the 40-hour Ohio real estate principles & practices course, a 20-hour real estate appraisal course and a 20-hour real estate finance course), plus a financial management course, a human resources course, an applied business economics course, a business law course and a minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education (or equivalent hours of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours)
  • Ohio requires both salesperson and broker applicants complete at least 10 hours of in-classroom instruction
State Reciprocity:

Ohio offers reciprocity to non-residents who apply for an Ohio real estate salesperson or broker license who hold an active real estate license in another state if they submit proof of completion of pre-license education and receive a passing score on the Ohio portion of the real estate examination.

Continuing Education And/Or Renewal Requirements:
  • Real estate professionals in Ohio must renew their real estate licenses every three years by their birthday
  • Licensees must complete 30 hours of real estate CE classes
  • Of these, 9 hours must be dedicated to the following topics: 3 hours in core law, 3 hours in ethics and 3 hours in civil rights

How To Get A Real Estate License In Ohio

Below are the recommended steps for passing your real estate agent exam and earning your Ohio real estate license.
  • Step 1: Review Ohio's State Licensing Requirements
    Since real estate licensing is state-specific, you want to make sure you qualify or meet the basic requirements for the state in which you want to be licensed. In most states, you have to be at least 18 years old, pass a background check, and pass your state's exam. Click your state from the table above to find your state's requirements - and suggested licensing courses.
  • Step 2: Register For The Ohio Real Estate Licensing Course
    Our real estate training courses are designed to meet the state pre-licensing requirements, as well as prepare you for your state exam. Once you are done, you will be ready to take your state's real estate licensing exam. Click you state from the table above for information on where and how to register for your exam.

    Note: Once you complete your course, be sure to obtain your official transcripts or certificate of completion from the school, which is required for your real estate license application.
  • Step 3: Study For Your Exam!
    While exams often require you to know terms, definitions, and rules, real estate licensing exams are often more than just memorization, so make sure you understand the concepts and take as many of the practice exams that come with your real estate pre-licensing course materials as possible.
  • Step 4: Pass Your Real Estate Licensing Exam
  • Step 5: Submit An Application To Get Your Ohio Real Estate License
    Once you pass your exam, the next step is to apply for your real estate license. This usually includes completing an application and paying a licensing fee.
  • Step 6: Determine Where You Want To Work
    New agents can work either individually, with a broker, or with a team. Those who want to work individually should make sure they have a good business plan and ample funding to carry them until their sales start rolling in. Separately, working with a broker could reduce up front costs while also providing a mentor relationship. Whichever option you decide is best for you, be sure to get trained!
  • Step 7: Get Training For Doing Listing Presentations, Handling Objections, And More!
    While your real estate exam typically includes terms, definitions, and laws, it does not teach you how to sell real estate. For that, you'll need training on how to handle listing, FSBO, and expireds presentations, overcome objections, and more. Luckily, Training Center has lots of real estate training courses to help you succeed. Simply click one of the recommended courses below or select a topic from the search box below.
The Benefits Of Having An Ohio Real Estate License

There are many benefits to having a real estate license. While helping to serve your community find their "dream house", you also benefit from flexible hours and the opportunity to have high earnings via your commissions. For those who invest in real estate, having a license also gives you early access to properties as they become available.

Good luck passing your Ohio real estate licensing exam!

Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.
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