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Ready for a Career in Real Estate? Broker Pre-License Courses Starts 8/27

Open the door to a new career in Real Estate! Start with our Broker Pre-License course (LRE 8170), and continue with Applied Real Estate Principles (LRE 8171).

Our Fall Real Estate Classes:

BROKER PRE-LICENSE (LRE 8170-001): This introductory 75-hour course plus the 15-hour course, LRE8174, allows you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker license exam. All required topics are covered including license law, real property, agency, seller and buyer relationships, state and federal laws, marketing and market analysis, appraisal and contracts. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8/27-10/30, 6:30-10:10 p.m., TUITION: $549, FEES: $0

BROKER PRE-LICENSE – ONLINE (LRE 8170-001): This introductory 75-hour course plus the 15-hour course, LRE8174, allows you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker license exam. All required topics are covered including license law, real property, agency, seller and buyer relationships, state and federal laws, marketing and market analysis, appraisal and contracts. On-campus orientation Monday, 8/28, 5:15-6:15 p.m. 8/28-10/30, ONLINE,  TUITION: $549, FEES: $14

APPLIED REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES (LRE 8171-001): This 15-hour course plus the 75-hour course, LRE8170, allows you to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker license exam. Apply what you’ve learned in the introductory course through case studies and role playing activities. All required topics are covered including listing presentations, buyer representations, purchase agreements, negotiating, closing costs, and anti-trust. Prerequisite:LRE8170. Saturdays, 11/11-11/18, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m., TUITION: $329 FEES: $0

REAL ESTATE STAGING (LRE 0002-001): Transform your property into the hottest listing on the block using professional staging strategies. Whether you are a realtor, investor, homeowner, or builder, learn the benefits of viewing property through the eyes of the buyer and explore the most overlooked strategies that can set you apart from the competition. Includes interior and exterior environments. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12/5-12/14/17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., TUITION: $279 FEES: $20

Register online or call 847.925.6300.


To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker License in the State of Illinois, you must be at least 21 years old, have a high school graduate diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.), and successfully complete the required coursework and pass the state licensing exam. This license is governed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Education Regulation. To earn this license, you will need to complete a 90 program in Broker Pre-Licensing. Harper offers this program every semester and part of the program can be taken online or in the classroom. It takes less than one semester to complete the required 90 hours. Click here to visit our Real Estate website.

The National Association of Realtors reports:

Housing demand over the next decade will be significantly higher than it is today, predicts Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, in his latest column at Forbes.com. Rising populations and a growth in the job market likely will release a pent-up demand in housing over the next 10 years, he says. The population is rising and more housing will be needed to meet demand, Yun says. About 325 million people currently live in the U.S., and population projections forecast a 27 million increase to 352 million in 10 years. (full article available here).


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