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Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Kansas

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A career as a real estate agent can be lucrative. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income of a real estate agent was $40,150 and the highest paid agents made more than $101,860 in 2008. Real estate agents can also set their own hours and possibly work from home. A successful real estate agent generally works more than 40 hours a week and must be comfortable in the role of salesperson. If working as a real estate agent sounds good to you, you can get your real estate license in Kansas by following a few simple steps.

How To Become a Kansas Real Estate Agent

Complete a Kansas salesperson or broker pre-license course. Multiple schools offer this 30-hour course entitled "Principles of Real Estate." Make sure the course you take has been approved by the Kansas Real Estate Commission. Completion of an approved course qualifies you to take the state real estate license exam.

Undergo an FBI criminal background check. To complete this step you will need to be fingerprinted and submit a waiver and processing fee. You can obtain the necessary materials at schools that offer the state-approved pre-license course or at exam sites.

Complete the 30-hour Kansas Practice Course. This course is in addition to the 30-hour "Principles of Real Estate" course. A certificate of completion for the Kansas Practice Course must be filed with your real estate license application and submitted within 6 months of finishing the course.

Schedule and pass the two-part real estate license examination. The exam consists of general and state real estate sections. You must pass the exam within 12 months of completing the "Principles of Real Estate" course.

Form an affiliation with a real estate broker. Kansas requires new real estate agents to work under the supervision of a broker for at least 2 years. You must also have formed an affiliation with a broker before applying for your license. The supervising broker must sign off on your license application, which must be submitted within 6 months of passing the real estate license exam.

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You must be age 18 or older to apply for a Kansas real estate license.

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Alexis Aiger has been writing professionally since 2010 on parenting, relationship and mental health topics. She has a master's degree in mental health counseling from Walden University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Portland State University. She has worked as a counselor and case manager for several years.

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