In this guide you’ll learn all the details you need to know to get your license and become a real estate agent in Missouri.
You’ll learn the basic real estate licensing requirements in Missouri, information about the exam including pass rates and test prep, reciprocity rules, county by county breakdowns of the most expensive real estate in Missouri, and more.
Okay, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s start at the beginning.
Basic Missouri Real Estate Licensing Requirements
Getting a real estate license in Missouri is rather easy compared to other states. You only need a total of 48 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 Missouri:
Pre-licensing Courses Required in Missouri
In order to get a real estate license in Missouri, you will need to complete 48 hours of real estate pre-licensing courses that will cover the following:
- Missouri Law
- Valuation and Brokerages
- Lending Laws
If you are currently holding an active real estate license in another jurisdiction, you must pass the State portion of the exam and complete the 24-hour Missouri Real Estate Practice Course.
Missouri 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.
Missouri Pre-Licensing Exam Questions
- Total of 140 multiple-choice questions
- 100 questions on the national portion (75 correct required to pass)
- 40 questions on the state-specific portion (30 correct required to pass)
What to Bring to the Exam
- Confirmation number
- Photo ID
- Signature ID
You must earn a score of 75 or higher to pass the Missouri Real Estate Exam
Missouri Real Estate License Fee
$40 (resident); $100 (non-resident)
Exam Fee in Missouri
You need to have at least a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for a license in Missouri.
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 Missouri Bar who is in good standing and qualified under the real estate license law is exempt from taking the real estate prerequisite course.
You must have a clean criminal background. The Missouri Real Estate Commission will conduct federal criminal history background checks on applicants.
Online Real Estate Schools in Missouri
While taking your real estate pre-licensing course in person can be helpful, online courses are much cheaper and offer the exact same courses. Mbition – Learn Real Estate is a solid choice.
Missouri Real Estate License Reciprocity and Portability
If you plan on working in states besides Missouri, then you need to know the real estate license reciprocity and portability laws for Missouri.
- Reciprocity: Missouri doesn’t have reciprocity agreements with any other state.
- Portability: Cooperative
To learn more about real estate license portability in Missouri, check out our guide on real estate license reciprocity and portability here.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Company to Work For in Missouri
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.
If you’re curious about which Missouri brokerages are the most successful, check out Real Trends list of the top real estate brokerages in Missouri for 2016 below.
*Data from Real Trends Market Leaders 2016
Missouri Counties with Highest Average Listing Price and Highest Median Sales Price 2016
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 Missouri check out this sales data from Trulia’s Missouri home price page below: