Real Estate Sales Career FAQs

HNR-Binder.jpgPeople who perform the duties of a real estate broker or are paid a fee for listing, selling, leasing or managing real property must be licensed in Georgia . Licenses are not required for persons employed by brokers, builders, landlords, leasing services, etc. who perform only administrative duties. Licenses are also required for those who appraise real property, sell time-shares or manage community associations for a real estate broker. The information below applies to the real estate salesperson or broker license.

Questions and Answers

Q. How do I obtain a Georgia real estate salesperson license?

  • Salesperson candidates complete a 75-hour pre-license course.
  • Pass the state exam.

Q. How do I obtain a Georgia Associate Broker’s license?

  • Broker candidates complete the 60-hour pre license course
  • Must be licensed salesperson for at least 3 years
  • Pass the state Broker exam.

Q. Where are required courses offered?

  • Licensed schools offer resident courses and independent study courses.
  • Harry Norman Realtors® School of Real Estate offers a scholarship for resident study.
  • Harry Norman Realtors® offers a $50 discount for salespersons’ resident (classroom-based) course at theGeorgia Institute of Real Estate .
  • For information on course options call 404-504-7944 or email

Q. How do I begin a real estate career?

  • Complete a pre-license course.
  • Interview with brokers
  • (If your broker signs your State exam application, you will be issued an active license at the exam center. If you have not affiliated with a broker, your license will be“stored“with the Georgia Real Estate Commission until you activate it with a broker)
  • Pass the State exam. (If a broker has signed your form, you are licensed upon passing).
  • Affiliate with a licensed broker.

Q. What does Georgia require after I am licensed?

  • Complete the first year, 25-hour, post-license course.
  • Harry Norman, Realtors® offers a proprietary post license course for our agents.
  • After the first year, 6 hours per year are required for license renewal.
  • Licenses renew every four years, on the last day of the licensees birth month.

Q. What is necessary for a successful real estate career?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Commitment to a full-time career
  • Expert services for buyers and sellers
  • Continuous training and career development
  • Selecting a reputable, supportive brokerage firm
  • A full-time, experienced, well respected managing broker, available daily for support

Q. How can I get more information about a career in real estate?
For career advisement or information on a career with Harry Norman, Realtors®, contact our agent recruiter at or 404-504-7944.