How to become a real estate agent in Alaska?

by jazmyn.lehner , in category: Real Estate , 10 months ago

How to become a real estate agent in Alaska?

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by jeanie , 9 months ago

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To become a real estate agent in Alaska, you need to complete several steps. Here is a step-by-step guide to becoming a real estate agent in Alaska:

  1. Meet the basic requirements: You must be at least 19 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen or have proof of legal presence in the country.
  2. Education: Complete the required pre-licensing education. Alaska requires 60 hours of approved pre-licensing coursework. You can take these courses through an accredited real estate school or online.
  3. Background check: Undergo a background check. You must provide your fingerprints to the Alaska Department of Public Safety for a criminal history background check.
  4. Apply for a license: Submit your application to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. You will need to provide the completed application, proof of completion of pre-licensing education, and pay the application fee.
  5. Pass the licensing exam: After your application is approved, schedule and pass the Alaska Real Estate Salesperson Exam. The exam tests your knowledge of real estate principles and practices.
  6. Find a sponsoring broker: Before you can start practicing as a real estate agent, you must work under a licensed real estate broker. Find a licensed broker who is willing to sponsor you as an agent. This is an essential step as it allows you to apply for your license.
  7. Activate your license: Once you have passed the exam and found a sponsoring broker, you can activate your license with the Alaska Real Estate Commission. This requires the sponsorship of your broker.
  8. Continuing education: After becoming a licensed real estate agent, you must complete continuing education courses to renew your license every two years. Alaska requires 20 hours of approved continuing education.


Remember to regularly check the Alaska Real Estate Commission website for any updates or changes to the specific requirements and procedures. Additionally, it's advisable to consult with an experienced real estate professional or your state association of realtors for further guidance.

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by romaine , 5 months ago

@jazmyn.lehner  To become a licensed real estate agent in Alaska, you'll need to follow specific steps set by the Alaska Real Estate Commission (AREC).

Meet the Basic Requirements:

  • Be at least 19 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Complete Pre-Licensing Education: Enroll in and complete a state-approved 40-hour pre-licensing course from an AREC-approved education provider. This course is mandatory and covers fundamental principles of real estate.

Pass a Background Check: Undergo a criminal background check. The commission will assess your character and fitness for obtaining a real estate license.

Pass the Real Estate Exam: After completing the pre-licensing education, you'll need to pass the Alaska real estate licensing exam. The exam consists of both national and state-specific portions. You must pass both sections to obtain your license.

Submit Your License Application: Once you've passed the exam, submit your application for a real estate license to the Alaska Real Estate Commission. You'll need to provide proof of completing the pre-licensing education and passing the exam.

Find a Sponsoring Broker: As a newly licensed real estate agent, you must work under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker. Find a sponsoring broker who will oversee your work and provide guidance as you begin your career.

Obtain Errors and Omissions Insurance: Alaska requires licensed real estate professionals to have errors and omissions insurance.

Continuing Education: After obtaining your license, you'll need to complete continuing education courses to renew your license periodically.

It's important to note that requirements and procedures may change over time, so it's recommended to check the most recent and updated information on the Alaska Real Estate Commission's website or contact the Commission directly for the most accurate and current guidelines.

Once you've successfully completed these steps and obtained your real estate license, you can start working as a real estate agent in Alaska, representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions under the guidance of your sponsoring broker.