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The Chicago Real Estate School was established in 2008 with a fresh new approach to real estate education. If you are interested in obtaining your Illinois Realtor license, we promise a great experience throughout. In addition to fully preparing you for the state exam the Chicago Real Estate School is very focused on providing training and job placement. It is not uncommon for our new licensees to have contracts pending within the first two weeks of graduating our program. Anyone currently enrolled can reach out to meet one on one with a member of our staff prior to getting licensed for assistance with the interviewing process, choosing the right company, and some simple startup ideas for putting deals together quickly. Our classes are taught by experienced instructors who possess a very high energy level and love to teach. We have three convenient locations in the Chicago area consisting of 1815 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop, 2447 N. Ashland Ave. in the Lakeview neighborhood, and 7300 N. Western Ave. in the Rogers Park neighborhood. We also offer an excellent Online Broker Course curriculum ideal for those not in the Chicagoland area. The Chicago Real Estate School guarantees immediate employment upon passing the state exam after your course completion. The Chicago Real Estate School is fully licensed through IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) and an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

I was an online student but when I attended my 15 hour review class with Sam I switched to his class for duration of the course. I took my test last Tuesday (7 days after my final exam) and pass it with ease. I can comfortably say that without Sam's lessons and his uncompromising passion for teaching this would have not been possible. Sam, Kim, Thanks from bottom of my heart. I wish there was a rating higher than five stars.

Massood Mokhtarpour

I was impressed by the teacher Sam K knowledge and his talent for teaching. I passed my final look forward to my state exam. The class was professional and informative. It's good to know there are still teachers who are passionate about there work. thank u.

Debbie Williams

Fantastic place to learn. Flexible schedule great teachers, and many resources to help you get ready for the test and pass. They are also very much ready for any emergencies you may have, life happens you may miss one class, if that happens you will have access to that class on line. They have your back 100%, all you need to do is study the material they provide you with and you will be on your way to become a great Broker.

Sylvia Szczepanik-Bouvier

I have been in business for over 20 years and have attended many educational courses over that time. We have all experienced some good lecturers and have unfortunately had to sit through the bad ones. Sam Zakarian is SO GOOD I would sit through the class again just to see him in action. His thorough knowledge of the material is amazing. He understands the nuances of each subject and can clearly explain the differences in layman's terms. His delivery is great and his willingness to review and make himself available for one on one clarification just shows you the dedication he has to the subject and his students. Sam did a marvelous job of preparing me for the State Exam. Thanks again to Sam and Kim for this great program.

Hillel Shapiro

I took the accelerated course with Sam Zakarian, and took the national/state broker exam a few days later. I am excited to report that I passed on my first attempt!. A very sincere thank you. I am looking forward to my new career. The class was well taught and prepared me for the licensing exam. Sam was knowledgeable and funny. The environment was welcoming. Thank you once again.

Cindia Quinones

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CRES Courses:
Pre-License Broker Course,
available in three formats:
5-week, Accel, or Online
Online Exam Review Course

About CRES:
Fully Licensed
Free Parking
AM/PM/Weekend Classes
Customized Text
100s Of Practice Questions

One-On-One Training
Interview Assistance
Job Placement
Pass Rate Above 90%
Live Instructional Videos

Engaging Instructors
Thorough Exam Prep
Successful Students
Immediate Response To Q’s
Expanded Hours