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 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.
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!
August 15, 2017
Great program that was engaging and held my interest. All of my questions were answered almost immediately, from registration to the classroom and after. I did a lot of extra studying beyond what they suggested and I passed the first time. I thought I bombed it halfway through. You really need to get to the root of the question, every time. If you know the law, you will pass.
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!
July 25, 2017
Due an unfortunate event with my first session, I was able to retake the class again at no cost. Kim has been not only very responsive; but also very supportive. THAT made a difference! Sam is a great instructor. Not since my days in the USAF have I learned so much while being yelled at. THANK YOU SIR!!!
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 (call or text us at 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.