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In Pennsylvania, you must complete 60 hours to get your license.
That's a significant amount of time and money, so we fully support you taking a test drive before you buy.

You can start a free trial for one or both of the required Pennsylvania courses.

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THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Experience a day in the life of a real estate professional

PERSONALITY QUIZ

Do you have what it takes to be a real estate professional?

SALES SKILLS

Find out if you are ready for a future in real estate. 

STEP 1: TAKE THE COURSES

YOU MUST

a. Successfully complete a total of 60 hours of approved real estate education.

 - 30 hours of Real Estate Fundamentals       

-30 hours of Real Estate Practices 

(see below for other online courses or in classroom courses)

b. Be at least 18 years old


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STEP 2: PASS THE EXAM

YOU MUST

a.  Obtain a PA report of criminal history

CLICK HERE to obtain a PA background check or contact:

PA State Police Central Repository: 1800 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17110 

717-783-5593

(THE COST? $22.00)

b.  Apply, take and pass both the PA and National portions of the PSI Salesperson Real Estate Exam

Now that you are prepared, you can schedule and take your licensing exam. Typically, this is administered in a testing center, and you get the results right away. 



STEP 3: SURGE OUR FUTURE

CONGRATULATIONS!

a. Contact Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Capital Area and join our team!

b. We will assist you as you complete and sign the licensing application

c. Provide a check or money order for the application fee (see fees section below)

d. We will submit the application in person to the PA Real Estate Commission


WANT TO BECOME A REAL ESTATE PRO?

We love giving amazing minds a place to create amazing work.

Our agents are our most important resource.
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent 

to be part of our team!


This site will walk you thru the courses & cost associated with getting your license.


Entry into the real estate profession takes preparation. As with other professions, licensing is required. Licensing requirements and costs  generally range between $1,000-$2,000 for start-up costs, such as pre-licensing classes, the state licensing exam, and the local real estate association membership. 


We also recommended that you enter the business with enough cash flow to cover your short-term living expenses and be able to invest in personal promotion and advertising. 


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LICENSING & RENEWAL

STATE APPLICATION FEES

Reactivation -  $116.00 

New License -  $107.00 

Change of Employer- $20.00 

Renewals-  $96.00 

updated 5/2017

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717-783-3658   

LOCAL FEES & ANNUAL DUES

  • YOUR 1 TIME APPLICATION FEE IS $125 and due with the submission of your application.
  • GHAR ANNUAL FEE IS  $411 Your initial GHAR fee is due within 60 days of your application. (Jan-Dec / pro-rated)    
  • BRIGHT MLS fees of $123.00 are billed three times a year. (March 1,  July 1, Nov 1) directly thru BRIGHT MLS
  • BRIGHT MLS 1-time application fee $250.00)
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  • PAY YOUR GHAR BILLS ONLINE> 
  • GHAR office: 717-364-3200
  • MLS support: 1-844-552-7444 


2016 RENEWAL INFO

The 2018 renewal period is now OPEN - In order to return your license to an active status, you must complete and submit the relevant reactivation application for your license type. 

LICENSE RENEWAL 

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Licenses expire May 31 of every even-numbered year

The Commission mails renewal notices two to three months prior to the license expiration date.

Notices are mailed to the most recent employer address that was reported to the Commission. 

The Postal Service does not forward licenses 

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TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

WHY BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL AREA?

As a new agent, one of the most important considerations in selecting a brand is whether or not it will help you grow your business. New agents are attracted to Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate because we provide tools and technology that can help get you on the path to success.

We also offer customized, ongoing support and training to ensure you have a solid foundation for a long-term career. We developed the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Business Building System to help you build your business and achieve your goals. 

This system includes business planning, business development, personal and property marketing, training and skill development, inquiry and lead management, automated marketing campaigns and affiliated services. 


At #BHGRE, #PAIGE defines who we are. 

Join our team. #BEBETTER


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Which one of our values do you most identify with?

#PASSION - To stimulate energy to a higher level of inspiration and emotion.

#AUTHENTICITY - Being actually and precisely what we claim to be.

#INCLUSION - To embrace all people and ideas.

#GROWTH - To have increasing influence.

#EXCELLENCE - To consistently exceed expectations. 

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Pre-Licensing Scholarships

Judith H. Reid Memorial Diversity Outreach Scholarship

Judy Reid was a member of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® who passed away in 1995. During her real estate career, she was active in minority recruitments, and was instrumental in setting up the scholarship program that now bears her name. 

She was chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee and was active in the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation Board of Directors.  

The Scholarship is awarded quarterly.  The quarterly deadlines are:  March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. 

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