In this guide you’ll learn all the details you need to know to get your license and become a real estate agent in Mississippi.
You’ll learn the basic real estate licensing requirements in Mississippi, information about the exam including pass rates and test prep, reciprocity rules, county by county breakdowns of the most expensive real estate in Mississippi, and more.
Okay, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s start at the beginning.
Basic Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Requirements
Getting a real estate license in Mississippi is rather easy compared to other states. You only need a total of 60 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 Mississippi:
Pre-licensing Courses Required in Mississippi
In order to get a real estate license in Mississippi, you will need to complete 60 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses that will cover:
- Property ownership
- Land use controls and regulations
- Valuation and market analysis
- Laws of agency
- Mandated disclosures
- Transfer of title
- Practice of real estate
- Real estate calculations
- Specialty areas
- Powers and Duties of the Real Estate Commission
- Licensing Requirements and License Maintenance
- Property Condition Disclosures
- Agency Disclosure and Duties to Parties
- Out-of-State Brokers and Developers
- Trust Accounts
- Broker Responsibilities, Including Supervision of Sales Associates
- Records and Documents
Mississippi 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.
Mississippi Pre-licensing Exam Questions
- Total of 120 multiple-choice questions (to be completed within 4 hours)
- 80 questions on the national portion (56 correct required to pass)
- 40 questions on the state portion (30 correct required to pass)
What to Bring to the Exam
- 2 valid forms of identification with signatures. One ID must be a government-issued Photo ID; basic calculator
- Confirmation number when the test reservation was made.
You must earn a score of 70-75% to pass the Mississippi Real Estate Salesperson Exam
Mississippi Real Estate License Fee
N/A (one-year license fee included in the exam fee)
Exam Fee in Mississippi
You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for a license in Mississippi.
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 Mississippi 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.
Online Real Estate Schools in Mississippi
While taking your real estate pre-licensing course in person can be helpful, online courses are much cheaper and offer the exact same courses. Career WebSchool is a solid choice.
Mississippi Real Estate License Reciprocity and Portability
If you plan on working in states besides Mississippi, then you need to know the real estate license reciprocity and portability laws for Mississippi.
- Reciprocity: Mississippi has mutual recognition agreements with ALL states
- Portability: Cooperative
To learn more about real estate license portability in Mississippi, check out our guide on real estate license reciprocity and portability here.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Company to Work For in Mississippi
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.
Mississippi 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 Mississippi check out this sales data from Trulia’s Mississippi home price page below (week ending June 21):