It’s a great time to become a real estate agent!
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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 become a Real Estate Broker!
WHY CHOOSE CRES?
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 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.
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!
October 13, 2017
I was fortunate enough to get a kind, interactive, humorous teacher while taking the broker course– Danette Foster! She is exceedingly knowledgeable, is very easy to learn from, and has plenty of wisdom to offer aspiring real estate professionals. I took the two-week accelerated course, and her teaching methods made it possible for me to retain so much information in such a short amount of time. I highly, highly recommend her as a teacher and taking the course through this school! Thanks!
October 16, 2017
I greatly enjoyed my experience! Frank was a phenomenal instructor, his knowledge and experience made class interesting and I actually learned something! All in all, I would recommend Chicago Real Estate School to any one who is looking to get into the real estate industry.
August 8, 2017
What an amazing experience I’ve had these past two weeks! My instructor Danette Foster is the best!! Very helpful, passionate, caring, and kind. Her approach to teaching the class made it really enjoyable. Everyday she graciously shared relevant stories, practices, her experiences, and wisdom to help prepare us for the field. She kept the class engaged, mixing in humor here and there to keep it fun. I’M SO GLAD I chose this school and her as my instructor! Thank you CRES & Danette for preparing me for a career in real estate!! See you in the field…maybe on the other side of a closing table!
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 (773-658-9356), 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.