If you get a letter that says you have to appear before the Florida Real Estate Commission, your chances are better than half that you will be approved for your Florida real estate license. I don’t know the exact statistics, but when I’m sitting in the meeting, it seems that most people get approved. If you want to know how to increase your odds of getting approved, read this post.

Here is something that no one tells you: if you aren’t approved, you can get most of your application fee refunded. The $83.75 that you pay initially includes the application processing plus your initial license fee. What if you don’t get your initial license, should you have to pay that? No. That’s why the state is willing to refund most of what you pay. They are willing to refund $69.00. They won’t automatically send this money to you – you have to request it.

How do you request it? You send this form to the Division of Real Estate, and wait for the check. It’s like a tax refund. When you get it, it feels like free money (even though it is really your money). It might take a little bit of the sting out of the denial.

Please note that neither I, nor anyone in the Climer family, have any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, sold Climer School of Real Estate in 2014.  You can find me at Demetree School of Real Estate