South Carolina Real Estate License Guide
1. South Carolina Licensing Requirements
2. Find A Broker
3. Pass The PSI Exam
4. Get Your License
5. Sell Your First Real Estate Property
6. Build Your Real Estate Business
This guide will explain how to get your South Carolina real estate
license. Let's start from the beginning. The South Carolina Real Estate
Commission regulates South Carolina real estate licenses. The
purpose is defined as
"The purpose of the South Carolina
Real Estate Commission is to protect the interest of the public when involved in
a real estate transaction through the effective administration of the Real Estate
License Law and Regulations, the Uniform Land Sales Practice Act, and the Vacation
Time Sharing Plan Act.
The Real Estate Commission regulates the real estate industry in South Carolina. They handle complaints and issue the curriculum for all real estate related education in the state of South Carolina. The Real Estate School for Success has the best instructors, material, facilities, and additional business services to assist you throughout your real estate career. We take pride in making real estate fun, entertaining, and of course educational. But don't take my word for it read our student
testimonials and find out what they think about us. The South Carolina Real Estate School for Success prides itself on its high student’s satisfaction rating. But enough about us, how do you get a South Carolina real estate license?
South Carolina Real Estate License Requirements
Basically it can be summarized in 3 easy steps. But if
you would like the full details look under detailed licensing requirements
1. Take the Pre-Licensing Course at the Real Estate School for Success
2. Pass the Course Exam
3. Pass the PSI Exam
Have a Party because you are now a South Carolina Real Estate Agent.
Detailed Licensing Requirements
The first step is to take the pre-licensing real estate course. This is a
requirements by the South Carolina Real Estate Commission. The course is 60
hours and must be taken at an approved South Carolina real estate school. Once you have completed this course at the South Carolina Real Estate School for
Success, you will then take our course exam. Our course exam is required
to ensure that you have learned all the South Carolina real estate curriculum and
that you are ready for the PSI exam. The PSI exam is the final test that is
required before you are given a South Carolina real estate provisional license.
The PSI Exam will be very similar to our course exam. But just in case you
need more help we offer a free exam review course
to our students. There are two
sections to the PSI exam; the general and the state
portion. You can
pass or fail either section. As you may have already guessed the South Carolina portion is about South Carolina real estate law and the
general is about general
real estate law.
Find A Broker
You're a Real Estate Agent! Now you must find someone to hang your real estate
license with. Confused? South Carolina Real Estate Agents must work
under a Broker in charge. A Broker in charge is someone who oversees your real estate
transactions to ensure that you do what your are supposed to do. After all
you just got your license. After 3 years you can be a Broker too.
You will need to interview brokerage companies to
see who will help you meet your real estate goals. Each real estate company must
have a broker in charge. Don’t confuse this with a broker. A broker in charge
is someone who is responsible for all associated licensees.
at our South Carolina Real Estate Broker Course.
Sell your First Property
This is what you have been waiting for right? Well I am sure that you have
been talking to people trying to find that first prospective client. You may
even have a sale lined up. Maybe you will be your first client. But,
you finally get that sale. You have dreams of selling every house of everyone
you know but how exactly are you going to do that. Are you going to use flyers?
Are you going to cold call people? Just how are you going to make all this money. Well you are no different than any other small business, you need a plan. That's
right a business plan.
Build Your Real Estate Business
We have an in house
marketing company that will assist you in getting your name out there.
Now the state curriculum ensures that you understand South Carolina real estate
law but they don't allow us to show you how to run a real estate business.
But we have "the success course" that teaches you everything you need to know to
be a successful agent. The Success Course is a 6 week working course.
We say working course because we are going to put you to work on your business.
You will write a business plan, build your marketing plan, understand your finances,
and many other important business principals. So at this point you know how
to run a business and you understand real estate law. You are ready to start
making some money!
You now have your South Carolina provisional real estate license. That's right,
provisional, the state of South Carolina requires that you take an additional 30
hours that deals more with agency, contracts, fair housing, measurement
& valuation and ethics. This 30 hours is broken up into five - six hour courses.
Each 6 hour section can be taken separately or
can be taken back to back with our package deal. These are the final courses that are required to get
your permanent South Carolina real estate license. Once you complete Final
Sales you will have a permanent real estate license. The Final Sales
requirement must be completed within a year after receiving your South Carolina
provisional real estate license.