Requirements to become a broker in MA
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Written by Sol Diaz
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To become a licensed real estate broker, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.

  • You must be a licensed real estate salesperson. Your license must be current.

  • You must have been affiliated with an active licensed real estate broker here in Massachusetts.

  • You must log at least three years of experience as a real estate salesperson. You also must have worked at least 25 hours per week during those three years as a licensed real estate salesperson.

  • You must take a broker course at an approved real estate school (that's us!).

  • You must present a $5,000 surety bond that's completed and signed by an insurance agent. (Don't worry: you'll only need to pay about $50 for this five year bond insurance policy.)

  • You must have a Social Security Number.

  • You must have a government issued form of identification.

  • You must have three references (from people who are not related to you and not classmates you met during your real estate class).

  • You must have filed and paid all of your state taxes.

If you're currently licensed in another state, you may be able to take advantage of Massachusetts' reciprocal licensure. For more information on what states participate in the reciprocal licensure with Massachusetts, check out our list of reciprocal states .

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