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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:

 

Broker I Class

30 hours
Real Estate Brokerage and Management
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 9/29 • 9/30 • 10/6 • 10/7

Broker II Class

30 hours
Real Estate Marketing and Communication
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 10/20 • 10/21 • 10/27 • 10/28

Broker III Class

30 hours
Real Estate Finance, Investment, Appraisal, and Commercial
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 11/10 • 11/11 • 11/17 • 11/18

Broker IV Class

45 hours
Capstone: An overview of Management, Marketing, Finance, Property Management, Appraisal and emphasis on National and Maryland Law.
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 12/1 • 12/2 • 12/8 • 12/9 12/15 • 12/16

Broker I – Real Estate Brokerage and Management

The Broker I class is 30 hours and meet four days on the weekend from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final exam is 60 questions.

  • Required Textbook(s): Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide by Laurel D. McAdams and Joan M. Sobeck
  • Optional Textbook(s): The Business Planning Guide by David H. Bangs, Jr.

 

Broker II – Real Estate Marketing and Communication

The Broker II class is 30 hours and meet four days on the weekend from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final exam is 50 questions.

Required Textbook(s): 

  • Sales and Marketing 101 by Chris Grover

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 Finance and Investment

The Broker III class is 30 hours and meet four days on the weekend from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final exam is 50 questions.

Required Textbook(s): 

  • Essentials of Real Estate Finance by David Sirota and Doris Barrell
  • Essentials of Real Estate Investment by David Sirota

Optional Textbook(s): 

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

Broker IV – Real Estate Capstone

Overview of Management, Marketing, Finance, Appraisal, and preparation for the Broker Exam – National and State.

Broker IV class is 45 hours and meet six days on the weekend from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final exam is 80 questions of which the national and state law questions will be included.

Required Textbook(s):

  • Mastering Real Estate Principles by Gerald R. Cortesi

 

Students will be given a syllabus, study material, and additional information to prepare for the coursework.