In this guide you’ll learn all the details you need to know to get your license and become a real estate agent in Delaware.
You’ll learn the basic real estate licensing requirements in Delaware, information about the exam including pass rates and test prep, reciprocity rules, county by county breakdowns of the most expensive real estate in Delaware, and more.
Okay, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s start at the beginning.
Basic Delaware Real Estate Licensing Requirements
Getting a real estate license in Delaware is rather easy compared to other states. You only need a total of 99 classroom hours of commission-approved pre-licensing courses. In comparison, to get a license in Texas, real estate licenses require applicants to complete 180 hours of courses. Here’s a quick breakdown of the real estate licensing requirements in Delaware:
Pre-licensing Courses Required in Delaware
In order to get a real estate license in Delaware, you will need to complete 99 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses that will cover:
- Real property characteristics, definitions, ownership, restrictions, and transfer
- Property valuation and appraisal
- Contracts and relationships with buyers and sellers
- Property conditions and disclosures
- Federal laws governing real estate activities
- Financing the transaction and settlement
- Leases, rents, and property management
- Brokerage operations
- Duties and powers of the Real Estate Commission
- Licensing requirements
- Statutory requirements governing the activities of licensees
- Additional state topics
Delaware Real Estate Exam Information
If you work hard and take the courses seriously you should have no problem passing the exam. If you’re looking for help studying for the test, we recommend Real Estate Exam Scholar’s Exam prep course. They offer top-notch exam prep for an affordable price. Even better, they also offer a money back guarantee if you don’t pass on the first try.
Delaware Pre-licensing Exam Questions
- Total of 110 multiple-choice questions (to be completed within 4 hours)
- 80 questions on the national portion of the test
- 30 questions on the state-specific portion of the test
What to Bring to the Exam
- 2 valid forms of identification with signatures. One ID must be a government-issued Photo ID
- Confirmation number when the test reservation was made.
You must earn a score of 70 to pass the Delaware Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Delaware Real Estate Salesperson License Fee
$114 ($89 plus $25 guaranty fund)
Exam Fee in Delaware
You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for a license in Delaware.
Applicants must be at least 18 of age or older
Any U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien can apply.
Any active member of the Delaware Bar who is in good standing and qualified under the real estate license law is exempt from taking the real estate sales associate prerequisite course.
Applicants who have an existing criminal record may still apply for a real estate license. It would be best if applicants were to include their criminal history along with the necessary documents related to the conviction, if any, on their application. After submitting your fingerprints, your application will be forwarded to the Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon investigation, each applicant will be considered on their own merits.
On average, it will take 3-4 weeks for your application to be processed and approved.
Online Real Estate Schools in Delaware
While taking your real estate course in person can be helpful, online courses are much cheaper and offer the exact same courses. Search Google for online real estate schools in Delaware.
Delaware Real Estate License Reciprocity and Portability
If you plan on working in states besides Delaware, then you need to know the real estate license reciprocity and portability laws for Delaware.
- Reciprocity: Delaware doesn’t have any mutual recognition agreement with any state.
- Portability: Physical Location
To learn more about real estate license portability in Delaware, check out our guide on real estate license reciprocity and portability here.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Company to Work For in Delaware
Let’s face it. Choosing the right brokerage to work for in any state isn’t easy. In order to make your choice a little bit easier, check out our in-depth guide on choosing the right real estate company to work for.
Delaware Counties with Highest Average Listing Price and Highest Median Sales Price 2017
Let’s face it, higher listing prices mean higher commission checks! To get a sense of which counties offer the best opportunities for big bucks in Delaware check out this sales data from Trulia’s Delaware home price page below (week ending June 21):