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Broker Preparation

Maryland Broker Preparation Classes

Salespersons who have an active real estate license in Maryland for the last three years and actively doing real estate can take the 135 hours of broker preparation classes to complete the educational requirement. Upon completion of the 135 hours of education and passing the school exams, the salesperson will receive a certificate of completion to take the Maryland Broker Exam. The 135 hours are divided into four sections:

 

PRINCIPLE & PRACTICE CLASSES FOR BROKERS

Friday & Saturday

BURTONSVILLE LOCATION
3905 National Drive, Suite 230
January 3 - February 23
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 3rd: Units 1, 2, & 3
  • Saturday, Januaray 4th: Units 4, 5, & 6
  • Friday, January 10th: Units 7, 8, & 9
    (Exams: Diagnostic 1-3)
  • Saturday, January 11th: Units 10, 11, & 12
  • At Home: Units 13, 14, & 15 - Business Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • Friday, January 17th: Units 16, 17, & 18
    (Exams: Diagnostic 4-5)
  • Saturday, January 18th: Units 19, 20, & 21
  • Break: Work on Business Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • Friday, February 7th: Units 22, 23, & 24
  • Saturday, February 8th: Units 25, 26, & 27
    (Exams: MD LAW 1-13)
  • Saturday, February 15th: Units 28, 29, & 30
    (Exams: Diagnostic 6-8)
  • Sunday, February 16th: Units 31, 32, & 33
  • Saturday, February 22nd: Units 34, 35, & 36
  • Sunday, February 23rd: Units 37, 38, & 39
    (Final Exam)

Monday & Tuesday

FREDERICK LOCATION
4707 Schley Avenue, Suite D
February 10 - April 7
  • Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • February 10th: Units 1, 2, & 3
  • February 11th: Units 4, 5, & 6
  • February 24th: Units 7, 8, & 9
  • February 25th: Units 10, 11, & 12
  • At Home: Units 13, 14, & 15
    Busines Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • March 2nd: Units 16, 17, & 18
  • March 3rd: Units 19, 20, & 21
  • At Home: Work on Business Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • March 9th: Units 22, 23, & 24
  • March 10th: Units 25, 26, & 27
  • March 30th: Units 28, 29, & 30
  • March 31st: Units 31, 32, & 33
  • April 6th: Units 34, 35, & 36
  • April 7th: Units 37, 38, & 39 - Final Exam

Friday & Saturday

BURTONSVILLE LOCATION
3905 National Drive, Suite 230
March 5 - April 17
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5th: Units 1, 2, & 3
  • Friday, March 6th: Units 4, 5, & 6
  • Thursday, March 12th: Units 7, 8, & 9
  • Friday, March 13th: Units 10, 11, & 12
    (Exams: Diagnostic 1-3)
  • At Home: Units 13, 14, & 15 - Business Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • Thursday, March 26th: Units 16, 17, & 18
  • Friday, March 27th: Units 19, 20, & 21
    (Exams: Diagnostic 4-5)
  • At Home: Work on Business Plan & Policy and Procedure
  • Thursday, April 2nd: Units 22, 23, & 24
  • Friday, April 3rd: Units 25, 26, & 27
    (Exams: MD LAW 1-13)
  • Thursday, April 9th: Units 28, 29, & 30
  • Friday, April 10th: Units 31, 32, & 33
    (Exams: Diagnostic 6-8)
  • Thursday, April 16th: Units 34, 35, & 36
  • Friday, April 17th: Units 37, 38, & 39
    (Final Exam)

Broker I – Real Estate Principles and Practices for Brokers

The Broker I class is 35 hours and meet for three sessions each day from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

  • Required Textbook(s): 
  • Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide, 9th ed. Laurel D. McAdams and Joan M. Sobeck
  • Mastering Real Estate Principles, 7th ed. Gerald R. Cortesi 
  • Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law, 15th ed. Donald A. White. 
  • Optional Textbook(s): The Business Planning Guide by David H. Bangs, Jr.

Broker II – Real Estate Brokerage and Management, Marketing and Communication

The Broker II class is 35 hours and meet for three session each day from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Required Textbook(s): 

  • Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide, 9th ed. Laurel D. McAdams and Joan M. Sobeck
  • Mastering Real Estate Principles, 7th ed. Gerald R. Cortesi
  • Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law, 15th ed. Donald A. White

Optional Textbooks: 

  • Up and Running in 30 Days by Carla Cross
  • The Real Estate Agent’s Action Guide to Listings and Sales Success by Bob Deutsch
  • On Track to Success in 30 Days: Energize Your Real Estate Career to Become a Top Producer by Carla Cross

Broker III – Real Estate Appraisal, Finance, Investment, and Commercial

The Broker III class is 35 hours and meet for three session each day from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Required Textbook(s): 

  • Mastering Real Estate Principles, 7th ed. Gerald R. Cortesi
  • Essentials of Real Estate Finance, 15th ed. David Sirota and Doris Barrell
  • Essentials of Real Estate Investment, 11th ed. David Sirota

Optional Textbook(s): 

  • Commercial Real Estate: Understanding Investments by Edward S. Smith, Jr.
 

Broker IV – Real Estate Property Management, Environment, New Homes, Ethics, & Title 17, Broker’s Act 

Review of the National and State in preparation for the Final Exam. 

Broker IV class is 30 hours and meet for three session each day from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The final exam is on the last day of class. For the national portion of the exam, there are 80 questions and 40 questions for the state exam. 

Required Textbook(s):

  • Mastering Real Estate Principles, 7th ed. Gerald R. Cortesi
  • Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law, 15th ed. Donald D. White

COST: $1,800.00 for the 135 hours which include tuition and required textbooks.