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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts

Follow these steps per Massachusetts state requirements and you're on your way.

How To Get Your Massachusetts Real Estate License in 5 Steps

Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!



Complete 40 hours of approved Massachusetts Pre-Licensing education.

Complete 40 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education, as required by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. The CE Shop is an approved education provider in the state of Massachusetts.

The CE Shop’s LEAP platform is an advanced web-based portal that offers the best of the classroom environment with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Through interactive exercises, real-world scenarios, and practical examples, you'll learn everything you need to pass your salesperson licensing exam and start a successful career in real estate.



Complete the final exam for your course.

You must complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam. The course also contains a final exam, and a minimum score of 70% is required to pass the final exam and can be taken as many times as needed to pass.



Take the Massachusetts Real Estate Exam with PSI.

Register to take the exam with PSI Exams Online once you have completed your course.



Receive your license.

Once you pass the exam, you will pay a fee and receive your license at the testing center.



Choose a sponsoring broker.

As you go through the licensing process and become a new sales agent, you’ll need to be sponsored by a licensed Massachusetts real estate broker. Picking the right broker to work with you is a key success factor to building your new career. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a sponsoring broker:

  1. What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  2. What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  3. Are they technologically advanced and up to date with the latest systems?
  4. How do they support their agents with education and training?
  5. What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  6. Do they offer benefits?
  7. Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  8. Is there room to grow with the brokerage?




The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts

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