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Take the first step towards earning your real estate license  and starting your new career with our comprehensive courses designed to prepare you for the Virginia real estate exam and beyond!

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Building Successful Agents Since 1980
As the leading real estate company in the greater Fredericksburg region for over 40 years, Coldwell Banker Elite has set the standard for excellence in customer service, marketing and agent education.

Quality Instruction:

Our award-winning instructors are dedicated to ensuring each student’s comprehension of the material and offer priceless advice based on their years of experience.

Excellent Value:

Our competitively priced courses help you start your career off on the right foot, without putting a dent in your wallet! 

Real Life Preparation:

We’re not just teaching you how to pass the Virginia real estate exam, we’re setting you up to start a successful career with real-world advice.

Preparing for the Test & Beyond

Our Pre-Licensing Course for Real Estate Salespersons fulfills the 60-hour course requirement and prepares you not only for the Virginia Real Estate Exam, but also for getting your real estate business off to a great start. You’ll learn basic real estate principles and practices including what constitutes real property, governmental controls and laws affecting real estate, pricing of real properties, real estate finance, settlement/closing, agency and other brokerage relationships, contracts, & ethics. By the end of the course, you’ll be more than ready to take the Virginia Real Estate Exam! 

Leading the Pack for Over 40 Years

The Coldwell Banker Elite philosophy of exceptional service to clients, customers and employees means that we invest in the latest technology and back that up with a comprehensive education program so that when the market changes, our agents are prepared and confident in their ability to stay one step ahead. We’re committed to doing right by our agents, our clients and our community.

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After teaching pre-licensing classes for many years, I’ve heard many different reasons for becoming an agent. Some students have told me they really like looking at houses so they think they would love being a Realtor. Others want to flip homes and re-sell them with dreams of getting rich quick. Some think that they can work as a Realtor part-time and double their income. Real estate is a wonderful, ever-changing field, but there are a few things that you may want to consider before getting your real estate license.

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It’s time for you to take the plunge and start your career as a real estate professional! It’s important that you start that process off right and ensure that you are prepared to give clients the best representation possible, while also enjoying an incredible career...

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About Our Program

It’s time for you to take the plunge and start your career as a real estate professional! It’s important that you start that process off right and ensure that you are prepared to give clients the best representation possible, while also enjoying an incredible career opportunity.  The Northstar Real Estate Academy principle and practices of real estate class meets the Virginia 60-hour licensing program to prepare you to take the licensing exam.  This program is administered and taught by nationally recognized instructors who come with decades of experience coaching, mentoring and training real estate agents.  You will be provided with live training opportunities, study aids, tutoring and coaching to ensure that you have the best possible opportunity to pass the exam and acquire your license.  

This program is offered in a live-virtual environment allowing you to attend from home and interact with the instructor and fellow classmates.   

Coldwell Banker Elite offers a tuition reimbursement program.  Email careers@coldwellbankerelite.com for more information.

Attendance Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Dependable computer with high-speed internet access
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Ability to attend all classes, except in case of emergency.

Mentors That Make A Difference

Coldwell Banker Elite agents have access to top-of-the-line instruction from award-winning teachers year-round, as well as experienced mentors who will help keep you accountable and ensure you’re working towards your business goals. Our mentors’ years of experience and collective wisdom is truly priceless.

Our Instructors

Meet your instructors! Nationally-recognized speakers, FAAR “Educator of the Year” winners and outstanding managing brokers who are passionate about getting you started on the right foot in the real estate business. Here’s your chance to learn from the best!
Matthew Rathbun

Matthew Rathbun

Instructor

Deb Ellis

Deb Ellis

Instructor

Suzanne Godin

Suzanne Godin

Instructor

Mike Curry

Mike Curry

Instructor

Latana Locke

Latana Locke

Instructor

Gary Gardiner Jr.

Gary Gardiner Jr.

Instructor

Robin Marine

Robin Marine

Instructor

Jeff Edmisten

Jeff Edmisten

Instructor

Jay Parrish

Jay Parrish

Instructor

Angel Piontek

Angel Piontek

Instructor

Satisfied Student Reviews

“Suzanne was knowledgeable and spoke on complicates topics making them easy to understand.  She is friendly and had lots of patience while answering questions.  Her experience, vast knowledge and passion for the industry made her an excellent instructor for the real estate licensing class.”

Heather H.

“I truly believe had I not done my pre-licensing with Coldwell Banker Elite I would have not been as prepared for the testing. Our instructors made sure we understood each section and gave us the tools to be successful in passing our test the first time.  They were always available to answer questions and help me fully understand the material and concept behind it. Their knowledge and commitment is above all others. After seeing how each instructor was during our late night courses, the amount of support I received it also helped me make a clear decision on where the best brokerage would be to hold my license. Our instructors worked full time, then still gave it their all during our evening classes, sacrificing time from their families to help us succeed.  I will forever be grateful for the opportunity I had taking the course through Coldwell Banker Elite. The acronyms that were taught are still engraved in my brain four years later. Thank you again CBE Family!”

Stephanie H.

 Questions?

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520 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540.659.2141

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