(Closed) Online Real Estate Courses?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m in Ga, and became a realtor last year. I was strongly advised NOT to take the classes online. Licensing exam failures are much higher here for those who took the licensing course online. Also, there were a few people in my class who took it online, failed, and had to retake the course. So, I didn’t risk it and went to class. I’m glad I did because it’s SO much information and some of it can muddle together so it was useful to have a knowledgeable teacher to help navigate through the material. I also formed a study group with some of my classmates and that was nice. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Cory_loves_this_girl:  I’m a real estate agent in Colorado. Find a brick and mortar school with a good reputation in your area, then see if they offer online courses. The school I went to offered it online, but I knew I’d need the discipline of a classroom. 

Some of the online only ones will not prepare you well for the test (or for the actual job).

I used Armbrust Real Estate Institute. I think they only do Colorado, but it’s worth checking. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

stefzbee:  is right. It’s a complicated field, so it’s really nice to be able to ask questions and listen to others’ questions. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Cory_loves_this_girl:  I went to the actual Georgia Institute of Real Estate. It took about 8 weeks I believe, I can’t remember the exact time. But I did the evening classes, which also included Saturday classes. Working at your own pace is a bad idea because it is so much information, you really need to hustle. Also, at least here you have to take the test within a certain period after completing the course, so there isn’t a lot of time. And if you don’t, you have to re-do the class over again. A few people I know actually never got licensed because they didn’t take the test in time due to feeling they needed more time to prepare. So I think having an instructor is crucial to keeping you on a timeline, and giving you the practical knowledge that a book can’t always explain. I also took the crash course before I took my exam and that helped as well.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Cory_loves_this_girl:  

I got my broker’s license in CA and used Allied for everything–the agent’s exam, broker’s exam and my CE.  Very responsive company.

I passed both exams.

Good luck in your new career!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Cory_loves_this_girl:  

Absolutely.  I don’t know many CA agents who did the brick and mortar thing anymore.

We moved to TN last year and I was heartbroken to discover that Allied doesn’t offer TN courses.  The state waived the educational requirements for me due to my law degree and 12 yrs broker experience, but I took them all anyway for my own knowledge–on line.  Passed the broker’s exam.

I’m sure there are other excellent on line schools other than Allied in CA, that happens to be the one I and other people I know used. 

Keep us posted!  This is a great time to get into CA real estate.  The market is hot!  Though it may slow down in 90 days or so.

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