It's Time to Apply for Your Real Estate License - Here's What You Need to Do

You've studied hard, passed your real estate exam and chosen a broker you think you'll enjoy working with during your early days as a new Realtor in either Delaware, Maryland or Pennsylvania.

All that's left now is to do the paperwork, then you can officially begin building your career.

This part of the process isn't all that difficult, but it is necessary to sort of put the cherry on top of all your efforts, to seal the deal, if you will.

Each of the three states where the Oldfather Group does business has different requirements and processes when it comes to applying for your real estate license. As such, we'll go through them state by state as we did a couple of blogs ago.

As our home office is located in the great state of Delaware, we'll begin there before moving on to Maryland and Pennsylvania.


In the First State, all new licensees must first register and create an account with the Delaware Professional Regulation Online Service (DELPROS). This is necessary before moving forward in the process.

DELPROS allows you to not only apply for your real estate license, but you can also pay all of your fees online, renew your license when the time comes and even print your license directly from the site.

The application fee in Delaware is currently set at $131.

You can create your DELPROS account, then apply for your Delaware real estate license, by clicking here.

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Once you've passed your exam and found a sponsoring broker in neighboring Maryland, you'll need to apply for your real estate license via the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

This is a fairly simple process that can be done completely online from the comfort of your own home, much less cumbersome than it was in years past.

The application fee in Maryland currently sits at $90.

You can apply for your real estate license in the state of Maryland by clicking here and filling out the necessary online forms.

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In the land named for William Penn, you'll need to apply for your real estate license via the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) online.

After you've passed your exam and chosen a broker to work for, you have three years to log on and submit your application to be a Realtor.

The total fee in Pennsylvania is currently set at $107, which consists of a $97 application fee and a $10 real estate recovery fund fee if you've never held another real estate license in Pennsylvania.

You can apply for your Pennsylvania real estate license by visiting the PALS system online, which you can do by clicking here.

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By the time you've reached this part of the process, you've obviously already chosen the broker and firm you'll be working for you. We hope you chose us here at the Oldfather Group, but even if you didn't, we wish you nothing but good fortune in your new career.

And if you ever do decide that you're ready for a new experience in the world of real estate, give us a ring at 302-260-2000 or visit the Careers Page on our website.

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