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Your Real Estate Career Road Map

It’s exciting to embark on a new career, especially one that will give you flexibility, income, and impact. But a career change is a big decision, and not one to be taken lightly. Learn the steps you need to take to become a Licensed Realtor in Winnipeg. 

Step 1: Find out if it’s right for you

Being a full-time Real Estate Agent is not a job, it’s a business – you are the owner. So before you commit, do your due diligence and investigate the career.

Here are some helpful tips:

Talk to friends and family

Call your local Royal LePage office to take a tour, meet their agents, and speak with a broker

Step 2: Register for the Real Estate Licensing Program

In order to become a Real Estate Agent, you have to complete a series of Salesperson Licensing Courses which consists of four modules.

The first three modules are completed with a textbook and a workbook at home, while the fourth module consists of 1.5 days of classroom instruction. They are also available to be taken online.

Real Estate Licensing Program
brokerages throughout Winnipeg

Step 3: Select a brokerage to partner with

Realtors in Winnipeg have lots of options when it comes to choosing a brokerage partner. These choices come with different fee structures, cultures, and training and development opportunities. Some agents taking the courses start interviewing brokerages during their courses.

Interviewing during Phase 3 is recommended to ensure once you complete your licensing requirements, you can hit the ground running.

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Step 4: Apply to the Manitoba Securities Commission for your license

The Manitoba Securities Commission has a licensing fee of $400.00 and will perform a criminal background check (approx 24-48 hours). Your Royal LePage Broker will help you navigate the application process and business start up.

Step 5: Apply to the Local Real Estate Boards for Registration

If you are employed by a broker who is a member of a real estate board or association, there are additional fees: board or association dues, a one-time initiation fee for the MREA REALTOR® Security Program, plus levies for the MREA Reimbursement Fund and the REIAOC Errors and Omissions Insurance Program. Your Royal LePage Broker will guide you through the registration process.

Step 6: Ready for Action!

After completing Steps 1 through 5, you are now a fully licensed and registered REALTOR® in Winnipeg! Now, your real training starts. 

Find out how Royal LePage can help you become successful in your new career.

Local Real Estate Boards for Registration of Realtors in Winnipeg

Cost Guide

2023 Education Fees

Module 1
$ 1,435.00
Module 2
$ 1,095.00
Module 3
$ 1,095.00
Module 4
$ 750.00
Education Total
$ 4,375.00

One Time Application Fees

MSC Application Fee
$ 400
WRREB, MREA & CREA Registration fee
$ 1,550
Total One-Time Fees
$ 1,950
Total Investment to Obtain Real Estate License
$ 6,325

Annual Recurring Licensing Fees

Errors & Omissions Insurance
$ 555 (incl GST)
MSC License Renewal
$ 400
Mandatory Relicensing Education
$ 125

Monthly Fees

WRREB Member Dues
$ 59.45
CREA Member Dues
$ 25.83
MREA Member Dues
$ 52.13
$ 6.87
Franchise Fees
Varies ($ 200 estimate)
Total Monthly Fee (estimated)
$ 344.28

The following are other ongoing expenses that will be incurred, but are variable dependent on the individual real estate agent:

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