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Selling Sunset’s third season only dropped on the streaming platform last week, but it’s already become the latest obsession for many Netflix fans.

For those not in the know, the series offers a window into the high-stakes world of Los Angeles’ elite real estate.

Following a cast of estate agents who sell dream homes to the rich and famous, the cut-throat drama and interpersonal clashes have kept viewers hooked over three seasons.

But just how does one enter this world? Here’s what it takes…

How do you become a real estate agent in LA?


First things first: qualifications.

Obviously, to become a real estate agent anywhere you need to do some training, and in LA, you need to get your California Salesperson License.

You must be at least 18 and a California resident to apply for the license.

What courses are available and how much do they cost?

Applicants must study three college-level courses to become a real estate agent.

These are: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and a third course chosen from a list of subjects including Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Finance and Business Law.

The courses are expected to take students 135 hours to complete, and cost roughly $700 (£536).

Each course ends with a final exam, and once these are passed, students must sit the California licensing exam.