Careers

Are you ready to be the CEO of your own business?

Real estate is one of the most attractive professions today where you can gain control of your career, your income and your future.

Virginia Cook, Realtors is the company for professionals who are motivated to make a great living by providing superior results to their clients. In an environment inspired by a commitment to excellence, our associates and staff share a unique sense of camaraderie and a common desire to provide exceptional service in every transaction.
 
To ensure your success, Virginia Cook, Realtors offers the following benefits:

  • Aggressive commission schedules
  • A high-energy, highly professional work environment
  • An independent company with hands-on ownership and management
  • Professional staff who enable you to sell and list while they assist with the details
  • Branded marketing, including print advertising, Internet, direct mail, signage and collateral materials
  • First-class, high-visibility offices with the latest technology including a cutting edge web presence at virginiacook.com and over 700 additional property search sites
  • Global business and marketing opportunities through our Membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and our Relocation Division serving hundreds of corporations
  • Onsite mortgage services in every office through our sister company, Granite Mortgage
  • Ongoing training opportunities including our Professional Development Series, specialized seminars, weekly office meetings and tours, and personal coaching and mentoring with company leaders
  • A professional designation reimbursement program

Education

 
You must complete a total of 210 classroom hours before submitting your application for a salesperson license to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). 
 
These hours should consist of:
 
150 Classroom hours in the following Core courses:

1. Principles and Practices of Real Estate (60 hours) 
2. Real Estate Law and contracts (30 hours) 
3. Real Estate Law of Agency (30 hours) 
4. One additional Core Real Estate Course (30 hours)

60 Classroom hours in core related courses are acceptable to TREC – basic college courses may be acceptable for fulfilling this requirement.

You can take courses online or in person. To obtain a full listing of education providers visit: http://www.trec.state.tx.us/education/providers_core.asp

Application/Testing Process 

  • You must furnish the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) satisfactory evidence of successful completion of all the education requirements along with the required fees.
  • TREC will notify you with an approval of your education requirements. This usually takes about two weeks.
  • You will then submit the original Salesperson application along with all applicable fees (If you include a Sponsorship Request, your license will be issued Active upon passing the licensing exam).
  • Upon completing an application for licensure, you will receive a letter of eligibility from TREC with an identification number and a Candidate Information Brochure will be mailed separately by the examination services provider.
  • You can either call to make an appointment to sit for the exam or apply on-line – advance registration is required and no walk-in registrations or same-day retakes are allowed.
  • Examinations will only be administered at TREC Examination Centers and two forms of identification will be required when you arrive. Test results will be made available to you immediately after taking the exams. 

Your Association With A Broker

  • You must pass your exam within six months of filing your application with TREC.
  • If you did not submit a Sponsorship Request with your application, your license will be issued Inactive.
  • You must pass your exam within six months of filing your application with TREC.
  • If you did not submit a Sponsorship Request with your application, your license will be issued Inactive. 
  • You must then submit a Sponsorship Request to become Active. We hope that request is for Virginia Cook, Realtors. Please contact an office manager now with any questions.
  • You are not authorized to perform any act for which a real estate license is required until an ACTIVE Texas Real Estate commission license is in the possession of your sponsoring broker.
  • 60 additional hours of core real estate education will be required in the first year you earn your license.
  • Mandatory Continuing Education requirements are 15 hours of approved credit which include 6 hours of Ethics and Legal Topics.
  • Formal education is available and encouraged while working in real estate. Virginia Cook, Realtors offers a comprehensive two-week training program for new associates, special seminars and weekly office meetings.

Additional information can be obtained at the TREC website www.trec.state.tx.us or Call 1-800-250-TREC.

Locations

  • Park Cities
    214.696.88775950 Sherry Lane #110, Dallas
  • North Dallas
    214.750.73736060 Forest Lane, Dallas
  • Plano
    972.769.94005025 W. Park Blvd., Plano
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