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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 542 W. Roosevelt Rd. 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. Our newly added Online Webinar Classes allow you to complete the entire Real Estate Course from the comfort of your home. 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 and Accredited through IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation)

CRES Courses:
Pre-License Broker Course
5-week, Accel., or Online
Managing Broker Course
Online Leasing Course
All-Day Review

About CRES:
Fully Licensed & Accredited
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

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What Others Are Saying

Average Rating / 11 Total Testimonials

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Chicago Real Estate School

5 out of 5 stars
- July 3, 2015

This being the second time in my life taking th course it helped refresh myself. The way the program is structured really helps those who take the state exam pass and hopefully succed in the world if real estate.

5 out of 5 stars
- June 27, 2015

The school director is very accessible and responsive! The online lectures were extremely helpful and easy to follow! Everyone in the class found the instructor (Derek Mczeal) challenging and insightful! His credentials and experience gave him a thorough knowledge of the industry. He challenged me to push myself to a new level with my study habits. It paid off! I certainly felt prepared for the state exam!

5 out of 5 stars
- June 17, 2015

I enjoyed attending the Chicago State Real Estate School (CRES) for two important reasons. First, the school’s team designed an outstanding curriculum. Second, CRES instructor, Sam Zakarian, rocked! His compelling, humorous stories helped me easily understand the complexities of real estate. As a result, I passed the Illinois real estate broker’s license the first go-round. Overall, I give CRES and Sam an A++. If you choose CRES, you'll be glad you did. --Russell Milligan, PhD

5 out of 5 stars
- June 16, 2015

Great instructor. Everyone very friendly!

5 out of 5 stars
- June 9, 2015

Had a great time learning and being in the class. Frank did an excellent job, he should be promoted or given a bonus or something.

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