New Licensees

New Licensees

Below You will find some of the most common questions people have regarding a career in real estate:

How do I get a Florida Real Estate License?

To get a Florida real estate license you must meet certain criteria, including:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate or equivalency degree
  • Complete a 63 hour pre-licensing course, including a final exam for the course
  • Pass a state licensing examination

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How do I take the pre-license course?

You can take the pre-license course at an approved school in a classroom setting or online. When you successfully complete the course, you will be required to take a state exam. If you pass the state exam, you will be issued a salespersons license. You must be affiliated with a broker who will actually hold your license.

Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty suggests the following local schools and provides our new hires with partial reimbursement of tuiton from their pre-license programs. Please call Coldwell Banker Ackley for details prior to contacting the schools to qualify for these programs.

Climer School of Real Estate Located in Orlando at:

5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Rosemont Building — Suite 103
Orlando, FL 32810
1/2 mile north of Lee Road

The Climer School of Real Estate has an excellent reputation for preparing it's students to pass the state exam. Their website may be found at:

IFREC Real Estate Schools is entering it's 31st year as Florida's recognized leader in real estate education. They offer classes at various locations thoughout central Florida and on-line.

Prospective agent's who have committed to employment with Coldwell Banker Ackley may be eligible for discounted tuition from IFREC. Call David Lopez at 941-588-2020 for more information.


Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty will reimburse new agents up to $100.00 of their pre-license course tuition from IFREC and the Climer School payable on successful completion of their 1st transaction.

Click here to learn about IFREC:

How long is the course?

In a classroom setting it can be approximately one to six weeks depending on whether you take day or evening/weekend classes.

How do I choose a company?

It is important for you to choose a company that meets your expectations in terms of training, technology, office support, and reputation in the marketplace.

How soon can I expect to generate income?

The exciting thing about a career in real estate is that you are limited only by your imagination. Some new agents are selling homes within the first thirty days. It all depends on your preparedness, commitment and initiative.

Once you have selected the right real estate organization for you, there are several steps you need to complete before you can begin your new role in real estate:

1. Complete the State Approved Principles and Practices of Real Estate Course. This course provides a solid foundation of real estate law and theory and is required for hiring.

2. Schedule to take the real estate exam with the appropriate testing firm in the state.

3. Take the exam given by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation. (The pre-license requirements will vary in cost depending on which school you choose to attend. You can assume that your initial investment to become licensed will be roughly $299 -$399.)

Once you've passed the exam:

 Activate your license with Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty!

Contact David Lopez Today To Get Started! 941-580-2020 

A career in real estate can be very rewarding when working at the right organization. For this reason, deciding which real estate company to join is the most important decision you'll have to make before getting started. When selecting a real estate company, several characteristics should be considered, including reputation, training programs, corporate support, services, benefits and marketing tools, among others.

Below is a detailed list of the offerings candidates should look for in a real estate organization during their selection process:

  • Excellent training and coaching programs offered year-round to ensure your success
  • Professional photographs, wide ranging syndication and signage of all your listings
  • Personalized home page with your photo, bio and links to all of your listings
  • Pre-wired no-cost desk enabling instant access to the internet and wide area network
  • State of the art digital imaging support
  • A Non-Competing Sales manager whose sole responsibility is agent support
  • Full-time administrative staff
  • Full-time office manager and bookkeeper
  • High-end marketing materials to help you secure more listings

Coldwell Banker Ackley has all of these things and more to ensure that our agents are the best in the marketplace!

Contact David Lopez Today To Get Started! 941-580-2020

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