How to become a REALTOR

Have you been considering an exciting, rewarding career in real estate? Then you've come to the right place!

Hi, my name is Josh Cormier. I'm the Designated Broker of Weichert, REALTORS - Property Hunters and I am in the business of hiring and training great REALTORS.


Before we get started, I want to introduce you to my company by sharing this short and well-produced documentary on the history of our company:

As for the future of our company, check out some of our recent innovations, in the following message from our franchise President, Bill Scavone:

Your real estate career begins in the classroom. But, don't worry. You can finish your coursework in as little as two weeks. We've provided links for the two largest real estate schools in the Boise area. We recommend you choose whichever school is closer to your home. You will need to enroll in Modules 1 and 2:

  1. Idaho Real Estate School ($649) - CLICK HERE
  2. Real Estate Academy of Idaho ($600) - CLICK HERE

After you’ve completed both modules you will need to take your exam at the Pearson Vue testing center. We recommend scheduling the exam as soon as you enroll in the real estate school since their available time slots fill up quickly:

You will also need to schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints taken. This also takes place at the Pearson Vue Test Center :

After your fingerprint results are returned and you’ve passed the exam, you will need to fill out the following application and submit it along with your high school diploma (or equivalent) to the Idaho Real Estate Commission:

After all of this, you will be an "inactive licensee," in the State of Idaho and will be able to join the National, State and Regional REALTOR associations. This is what makes you a “REALTOR.”

You will also need to join the Intermountain MLS:

Lastly, you will need to obtain an Errors and Omissions insurance policy ($155):

Once these items have been completed, I will “activate” your license. You will now officially be a Weichert, REALTOR and will be ready to enroll in our Six-Stage Career Development Series, designed to guide you to a successful career in real estate at your own pace.

But as for your very next step, you and I sit down for a career session in my office to make sure we're the right fit for each other.

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We can't wait to meet you!




Josh Cormier Desginated Broker [email protected] 208-328-6996