Broker Licensing Age Lowered in Illinois- What Does This Mean for You?

In years past, it was an Illinois state law that you must be 21 years of age to receive your broker license.  Now, with recent changes, those who are interested can now apply to be a broker and receive a license at just 18 years old.  Thankfully, you can begin your career in real estate […]

Become A Real Estate Agent in Illinois

In Illinois, a Real Estate Broker essentially acts as a “project manager” between two or more people in negotiating the sale, purchase or rental of a property. People choose to enter the real estate industry for many different reasons. Financial freedom and a flexible work schedule are two of the main reasons people tend to […]

Things to Consider Once You’ve Chosen to Earn Your Real Estate Broker License

If you have chosen to begin earning your real estate broker license, you have selected a growing and profitable industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for real estate brokers will increase by around 11% by the year 2022. High demand for licensed, educated brokers will lead to even more opportunities to […]

Live or Online Real Estate Classes: How to Choose

When it comes to taking real estate classes, you can either attend sessions that are held in a traditional classroom environment or study at your own pace online. Both options cover the same material, and can take approximately the same amount of time to complete. So which one is better? That largely depends on how […]

It’s Not Too Late! Sign Up Today for our June 19th Broker Course

Ready to secure your Illinois brokers license? Our next course begins tomorrow, June 19th, and runs through Thursday August 23rd. There’s still time to sign up! Call CREI today (773-880-7400) to secure your spot in our Illinois broker course. You can also apply online! Broker Course 75 Hour Live Broker Course + 15 Hours Interactive June 19 […]

Upcoming Courses at CREI — Sign Up Today!

Check out these upcoming courses here at the Chicago Real Estate Institute. Leasing Agent Course Live 15 Hour Convenient Interactive Course ($175.00) June 9th and 10th; 9:30am-5:30pm Weekend, both days.  The leasing agent title, which is only for residential leasing, is the perfect license for a great second career or introduction to the field. For […]

Making a Career Change: Illinois Real Estate as a Second Career

One of the major perks of becoming a licensed Illinois leasing agent or Illinois broker is the flexible schedule. As long as you set aside certain blocks of time for client meetings and showings, you essentially create your own hours. If you’re looking to make some extra money, or looking for a way into the […]

Coming Soon: Flexible Modular Course Schedule

Coming soon! CREI will be unveiling a new and improved flexible class schedule for our 90 hour broker course. The cutting edge plan will make it possible for you to complete our entire broker course in as quick as four weeks. We’re still putting the final touches on our plan, but we’ll have it ready to go […]

Tips for New Illinois Real Estate Professionals

If you’re just entering the Illinois real estate club, or even just considering joining, CREI has a few tips to get you started out right. Check out our schedule for upcoming sessions.    Tips for New Illinois Real Estate Professionals Find the Right Agency (& Mentor): Once your Illinois Broker or Illinois Leasing Agent license […]

Becoming an Illinois Broker: Easy as 1,2,3.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — you don’t need to stand on your head or do back flips to secure your Illinois broker’s license. Our next broker course will begin on Monday, May 7th. If you’re dreading the hassle of taking the course and securing your Illinois broker’s license, don’t worry, […]