Finally! A Short and Thorough Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent :)

“Broker? I thought it was a salesperson license?” “Isn’t there just one real estate license?” “What difference is there between a leasing agent and broker?” “I thought I would get my license after passing your course.” If you aren’t already involved in some way with the real estate market, chances are you have absolutely no […]

The Importance of Real Estate Continuing Education

In the world of real estate, the competition can often be stiff. Being a successful real estate agent or broker not only relies on customer relationships or the ability to close a sale but also on a continuing intake of knowledge concerning developing trends or advancements in the field. By learning more about the importance of real […]

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 […]

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Illinois

Becoming a real estate agent is an enticing thought.  You make your own hours, making it great for people with kids or loved ones to take care of, and allowing plenty of much-deserved vacation time.  You’re ultimately in control of how big or small your business is, and it’s impossible to hate your boss because, […]

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 […]

Habits of Highly Successful Illinois Leasing Agents

Our next Illinois leasing agent course begins in just a few days. If you’re looking to knock the course out over a weekend and wake up Monday ready to become a licensed Illinois leasing agent, this course is for you. Sign up by calling CREI at 773-880-7400 or enroll online.   Four Habits of Highly […]

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, […]

How to Successfully Market Yourself as an Illinois Real Estate Professional

CREI’s next 75 Hour Broker Course begins May 7, but for those considering a career in Illinois real estate, planning marketing tactics should start ASAP. Here are a few tips on how to successfully marketing yourself as an Illinois real estate professionals. Tap into Your Personal Network From the moment you start considering going after […]