Is Real Estate Right For You?

Find out if your personality & skills would be a good match for a career in Real Estate!

“Real Estate Educator of the Year” Joins CRES!

Kimberley Johnson was recognized by the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators as Educator of the Year for 2021 – and CRES is thrilled to have her join our team! We select only the best instructors from the Chicagoland area, as you can see by our students’ reviews. You deserve to study with the best!

You're in the right place

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, and we guarantee that you’ll have a job offer once you pass the exam.

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 (in Illinois 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 become a Real Estate Broker!



The Chicago Real Estate School has assisted thousands of students to launch successful careers since we began in 2008. We have four locations in Chicago, from Rogers Park to Bridgeport, 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. Click here to see what sets us apart from other Real Estate schools.

cres instructors

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 hundreds 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.

check us out

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!

Before spending hundreds of dollars on a Real Estate License Course, join us for a FREE 30-minute Webinar. We'll review the process of getting a license, explain why so many people fail the exam, and answer every question you can think of!

any questions?

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/text (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 we 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.