Serving Allegan, Berrien, Cass, & Van Buren Counties
We offer two kinds of Memberships to serve your needs.
1. Affiliate Membership
Open to any company or individual who is not engaged in the real estate profession as a licensed Broker, Salesperson or Appraiser.
Want to be a REALTOR® in Southwest Michigan?
Michigan real estate continuing education courses, real estate salesperson and broker prelicense courses, and builder prelicense and continuing competency courses are available through Great Lakes Realty Systems, Inc.
Online Michigan Real Estate & Builder Courses
Through Great Lakes Realty Systems, Inc.
Learn more about these courses at: Great Lakes Realty Systems
- Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education
- Michigan Real Estate Salesperson Prelicense
- Michigan Real Estate Broker Prelicense
- Advanced Real Estate Training
- Michigan Builder Prelicense
- Michigan Builder Continuing Competency
Great Lakes Realty Systems
Online real estate continuing education courses and enrollment. (Courses can be completed in multiple sittings of approximately 25-30 minutes per lesson.)
Great Lakes Realty Systems
Continue with your Lessons: Select this link if you have already enrolled in a real estate continuing education course and want to continue with your lessons.
Online Course Support
With the exception of holidays, telephone support is available from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We respond to e-mailed support questions within 24 hours.
(616) 538-7073 (on call)
Monday – Friday
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
You may also find online courses at REALTOR® University.
Michigan Salesperson License Requirements
To earn your real estate license in Michigan, you must be at least 18 years old, complete 40 hours of approved education, submit an exam application and receive authorization to test, pass the Michigan salesperson licensing exam, and secure employment with a sponsoring broker.
Six steps required to become a Michigan real estate agent:
Step 1: You must be at least 18 years of age. In addition to being at least 18 years of age: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident alien and show proof of high school graduation or equivalent.
Step 2: Complete Required Education The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires you, as a salesperson applicant, to complete a required 40-hour Michigan Real Estate Fundamentals course.
Step 3: Complete & Submit Your Real Estate Salesperson License Application After you complete your required education, you can apply for your real estate license. Visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website to apply for your license. Your application and fee are good for one year, so you must take the exam within a year of applying.
Step 4: Receive Authorization to Test Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from the State of Michigan LARA notifying you of your authorization to register for the exam.
Step 5: Take the Michigan Salesperson Licensing Exam Once you receive authorization to take the exam, register and pass the salesperson’s exam with the exam provider, Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI). To schedule your exam, visit the PSI website.
Step 6: Obtain an Employing Broker Sponsor In order to practice as a real estate salesperson, you must be sponsored by a licensed Michigan Employing Broker. You can either apply with a sponsoring broker, or if your employing broker is confirmed at least 48 hours before the exam date, you can receive your photo license at the PSI exam site after successfully completing your exam. If you did not confirm a broker before the exam, you can do it afterwards through LARA’s website.