WASHINGTON, DC, November 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Luke Buchanan is proud to announce that he has earned his Washington, D.C. Real Estate Salesperson License. This license means that Luke Buchanan is licensed with the District of Columbia to practice as a salesperson with a luxury real estate firm in Washington, D.C. Luke Buchanan is employed as a Marketing and Operations Manager at a luxury real estate firm in Washington, D.C., drawing on some of the skills he employed as an Associate Strategist with the California-based advertising company Dentsu. Luke Buchanan also has professional marketing connections through his membership in the American Marketing Association. Luke Buchanan has been a member of the American Marketing Association since 2011.
Luke Buchanan prepared extensively in order to be able to receive his Washington, D.C. Real Estate Salesperson License. As a first-time applicant for a license, Luke Buchanan had to undergo pre-licensing education. The pre-licensing course consists of 60 hours of broker instruction and must be completed under the supervision of certified instructors. Luke Buchanan
took this pre-licensing education very seriously, approaching it with the same determination and focus that motivated him throughout his undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans. Always an excellent student with the ability to quickly pick up new information, Luke Buchanan excelled in his broker instruction course and felt confident as he approached the examination portion of the salesperson licensing process.
After undergoing the pre-licensing education, Luke Buchanan had to take a salesperson examination, presenting certification that he had completed the required pre-licensing course work and paying an examination fee. In Washington, D.C. the examination fee for a salesperson or other brokerage licensing examination is $61.50. Luke Buchanan was required to score at least a 75 on the salesperson licensing examination in order to pass and be certified by the district to act as a real estate salesperson. The examination that Luke Buchanan
took contains mathematical calculations related to real estate, such as the conversion between square feet and acres, feet and miles, and prorating financial agreements. There is also an additional component to the test that is written for general licensure. This means that there are some expectations that salespeople across the United States are expected to meet, regardless of the state they will be practicing as real estate salespeople in.
With the passing score set at 75, Luke Buchanan easily surpassed the necessary score, earning top marks on his salesperson licensing examination. In honor of this achievement, Luke Buchanan is celebrating with colleagues, family, and friends. A party was hosted in his honor at a local restaurant. Luke Buchanan looks forward to how this new license will allow him to advance his career with a luxury real estate firm in Washington, D.C. and in the larger real estate world. Now that Luke Buchanan
is a licensed salesperson, he will have to complete 15 hours of continuing education in the real estate field every two years. Years cycles are counted based on the odd numbers, and Luke Buchanan's real estate continuing education will have to be completed by August 31st of these odd numbered years for him to maintain his license.