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If you’re thinking about getting your Real Estate license, you’re in the right place! The mission of the Chicago Real Estate School is to help our students launch successful Real Estate careers. We do that by providing superior preparation for the Illinois Real Estate exam, as well as offering the training and support to help you make the right decisions when starting out.
find everything you need
You’ll find everything you need, right here in one website: details about what it’s like to be a Real Estate agent (the official term is “Broker”), information on the process from start to finish, tips on testing, and everything you need to know about licensing. What you WON’T find on our website is a confusing array of courses and licenses, like some other school websites. We do one thing, and we do it REALLY well: we help you get your Real Estate license!
WHY CHOOSE CRES?
The Chicago Real Estate School has assisted thousands of students to launch successful careers since we began in 2008. We have three locations in Chicago, from Rogers Park to the South Loop, each with convenient parking, as well as an Online Course. Our curriculum is entirely updated with current Illinois law. We have an A+ rating from the BBB, and are accredited by IDFPR, the regulating body for Real Estate in Illinois. But what sets us apart most from other Real Estate Schools is our training and support, as well as our money-back guarantee of job placement.
When considering which Real Estate School is right for you, the instructors are a vital component. CRES instructors have decades of real-world experience, and more importantly, a passion for working with adult learners. You won’t see them merely reading from a textbook! Be sure to read the testimonials throughout the site, from dozens of former students.
the quality of education you receive is critical
take your time
The decisions you make at the beginning of your Real Estate career can have far-reaching impact.
price isn't the most important factor
Just as you don’t automatically buy the cheapest car you can find, we encourage you to consider the QUALITY of the education you’re going to receive, when comparing Real Estate schools.
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You can tell a lot about a school by looking at its attention to detail. Have a look around our site, and you’ll see how committed we are to providing what YOU need for a great start in Real Estate!
February 17, 2017
“Super Program, Enroll Now! *** update, read below ! *** This is a good program. I enjoyed it and found it helpful in preparing for the state/national AMP exam. I got a “70 something” on the midterm and an 86 on the final exam. (the night before the mdtrm, was the cubs championship world series game) Not to mention, the presidential election during my 5 week class period. A lot of distractions, lol. Sam is a super teacher and was very entertaining. His experience shows. I talked to Kim and Scott and they were both very helpful. I take the AMP exam a week from today, and will post my results. *** Took state exam on 2/16/17, passed on first attempt ! Thanks again to Kim, Sam, and Scott. Great program ! *** The classmates, seated in my vicinity, already passed the exam and are contracted with realty companies now. I’ve been working with some outside materials as well to supplement the AMP test prep. In fact you can take a similar exam from AMP, I did, went well. This is a good class, good people, money well spent. Cheers, Business Advanced X Chicago, IL –”
April 3, 2017
“I did my research of top real estate school before I registered. I called top 5 schools on my list and spoke to each representative asking them questions about school, program, cost and ratings. I was amazed by professionalism of Kim and Scott at CRES. They are not only patiently explained me everything, but went extra mile by sending me a specific brochure to make sure all of my questions got covered. So of cause I choose CRES as my preferred school. Kim and Scott are on point with email and online messages reply. Always very nice, patient and professional. I took accelerated class (2 weeks) which was very intense. If you want to learn from the best, I would recommend taking class with Sam. He has spacific way of teaching. But you will learn everything you need to know for exam from him. If you are carefully listening to everything Sam says in class and put lots of effort, you will have no problem passing exam. I took my exam on Wednesday for the first time and passed it. Thank you Kim and Scott for your professionalism. And thank you Sam for passing your knowledge and helping me start new chapter in my life.”
April 3, 2017
“Very convenient. It fits into any lifestyle. The online options is incredible, and the evening courses were perfect as well. The information is comprehensive and is good for those who do well at self learning. I would say that the book has certain aspects that were not clear, but when I took note and asked the course instructor, he was sure to answer all of the questions. Also, it would be nice if the interactive class was offered more often. Obviously it is still convenient because I didn’t have to take off of work, and I didn’t have to give up my weekends, and I did not have to leave my house, and the mobile options was great! So all in all I was able to work it out. I appreciated the chat feature, any time I had a question I received an immediate response. I felt comfortable asking all of my questions and therefore had a clear idea of what to expect throughout the duration of the course. That was the most convenient component to the course and why I would recommend it.”
You can find out how long the course is here, or how much it costs by clicking here. If you have any questions after looking through our website, you can connect with us in three different ways: via email, phone (773-647-1830), or LiveChat in the bottom right corner of every page. We actually encourage you to reach out to us, to see how quickly respond (and to compare that with other schools). We look forward to speaking with you!
If you’ve already decided to sign up for a course, you can see our full class schedule and register right here online, via our secure encrypted website.