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Real Estate Classes Begin Feb. 1 at McHenry County College

[Monday, January 9, 2017]

McHenry County College's Workforce and Community Development Department offers a Real Estate Pre-licensing program for those interested in preparing for a career in real estate. The next pair of courses take place from 6-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 1 through May 3 in Room 121 at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry. This program is listed as two courses, which must be taken together.

Real Estate Sales Broker Pre-License Topics class. Study the broad field of real estate with an emphasis on license law, real property, agency structure, buyer and seller relationships and counseling. The class will also explore Illinois law, federal law, marketing and advertising, market analysis and appraisal, financing, and contract knowledge, independent contractor/employee agreements and occupational disciplines. This blended home-study class satisfies 75 hours of the 90 hours of instruction required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to become a real estate broker.

Real Estate Broker Pre-License Interactive class. Focuses on role play, case study examples, demonstration examples, and "what if" situational examples in such areas as listing presentation, agreement and disclosure, writing purchase agreements, market analysis, seller net sheets, confronting fair housing violations/seller or buyer, distressed property issues, antitrust scenarios, and inspection/repair issues. This class satisfies 15 hours of the 90 hours of interactive/situational training required by the IDFPR to become a real estate broker.

Students are required to attend all sessions per IDFPR regulations. Successful completion of both of these real estate classes and required coursework qualifies students to sit for the Illinois Real Estate Broker Examination; students must be at least 21 and a high school graduate/GED.  Note:  If you have had a felony conviction, you will need to contact the Office of Banks and Real Estate at (217) 785-0800 to see if you will be eligible to sit for the exam. For complete Illinois requirements, see

Cost for both classes is $799, including all materials. To register, please contact the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588 and use course codes: URE U19-002 and URE U20-002; or you can register online by accessing For more information, contact Ruth Kormanak at (815) 479-7879 or

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