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Best school in Dallas to be a Realtor ?

Asked by Faltu4tl, Dallas, TX Tue Jun 21, 2011

which is the best school to become and Realtor ? I mainly looking for some online course.

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I own one of the oldest real estate schools in Texas. Several years ago we went to online correspondence in partnership with Texas Tech One of the most common complaints I hear about classroom is that the instructor is more interested in recruiting than teaching. TREC made recruiting during class time illegal several years ago, If you get a good instructor then you get a good class. I developed the first broker/agent recruiting site many years ago. . http://www.agentwanted.net. Simple concept. Prospective agent sends their information then interested brokers contact the prospect for an interview.
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Richland college is a good school to get a real education as opposed to others that just push people through, as long as you can pay. Good luck with interviewing brokerages for their benefits, this varies greatly.
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Any of the online schools will prepare you well for your license examination. I used Champions online courses.. I think you need to be aware that your real "education" in real estate begins once you enlist with a brokerage. I like to think of the Real Estate Salesperson License as a "License to Learn". I suggest once you obtain your license, you spend some time with Coldwell Banker Apex and go through their new agent training program. This is exactily what I did after signing on with a so-called "Top Dallas" franchise and wasting over 1 year of my time. They will have you up and running in no time flat. I hope this has helped you in making a decision. Feel free to contact me at rwfairchild@live.com for addition infomation if you wish. Good Luck! Will
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PS: I forgot to answer your other question. It's very easy to find a broker (notice I did not say GOOD broker), so easy that you need to be very careful about the one you choose and their ability to offer you good support and training. Just like it's easy to get a license, it's easy to get a broker - lots of them will take anyone who'll fog a mirror, and those could be the ones you want to stay far, far away from.
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I completed my classes first, then interviewed brokers. They all have different commission schedules, educational requirements and support levels. I chose to take the classes first so I could learn more about the business and then be able to use the information that I learned to help me select the right broker for me. I'm sure it's been done both ways, and there are lots of good brokers out there willing to talk with you before you take your classes to give you a feel for how they do business. If you would like to speak with our Career Services folks I would be happy to put you in touch. Great group of people, with unmatched agent support - click on my profile for my info and feel free to call or email for the contact information.
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Faltu4tl,

Give Gerald Crow our Dallas Office Manager at 214-912-6271 (cell) and he would be glad to go over everything with you including our training program, commission plans, contracts, and costs associated with getting into real estate.

Best of luck .. Bruce
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Thank you all for answer.
Is there any broker who can sponsor ?
If so what kind of contract I have to do with them and is it better to go that way or pay by myself and then find broker.
How hard it to find good broker and what to look for when you start working for broker.
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Because only about 2 out of 10 licensees last more than a year or so, I chose the college route by attending night classes at Richland College while still holding a day job. It took 2 semesters, however, I knew a lot more about the business when i started and I did not have to immediately enroll in a lot of continuing education hours that other licensed Realtors must take.
Ralph VanDuzee, Ebby Halliday Realtors, 214-695-2986
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I agree about classroom, I went to Champions, it was great!

Liz Renfro
William Davis Realty
214-924-9676
lrenfro@sbcglobal.net
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All the courses are regulated by TREC, format (on or off line) depends on your availability of attending classes, I found Champion a great school, attending classes in a classroom setting has lots of benefit, networking with your peers, live Q &A, etc. that you can't get in online classes, here is a flyer http://www.bengalbrokerage.com/why_join_with_bengal.php that you might consider in the near future, good luck and welcome abroad in advance.

Faizur Rahman, Ph.D.
Broker (Realtor) /Loan Officer (NMLS ID: 351183)
2070 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Suite #314, Plano, TX, 75023
Phone: (469) 766-4015, Fax: (214) 764-4047
http://www.bengalbrokerage.com
7+ Years of Real Estate & Mortgage Lending.
The Greatest compliment, your referral of your friends, family, & colleagues
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 21, 2011
You will not obtain the skills and education that you need to succeed in real estate using online courses. Yes, you can get a license, but you will not have the training you need to be successful, or even slightly capable of practicing professional real estate. It's way too easy to get the licensing requirements online - I work with agents on a daily basis that have no clue what they are doing - they either treat real estate as a hobby, or they just want a license to buy and sell their own properties. Nothing wrong with that - until you encounter an agent on the other side that actually knows what they are doing. If you are serious about the practice of real estate, you need to be in a classroom with a good instructor where you can engage in practical conversation and debate about what you are learning. You will never get that with online courses.

What you will do with an online education (euphemism) is get the minimum requirements to obtain a TREC license and potentially become one of those agents that professional agents talk about and complain about all the time. Those that we have to educate during transactions, the ones that don't have a clue about the legal ramifications and risks that come along with the job, those that don't do a job that protects their clients and especially those that give true real estate professionals a bad name.

North Lake College in Irving has a good program. If you want to be successful in this business you have to put in the time, effort and yes, money, to become a true real estate professional, whether it is a real estate agent or a Realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 21, 2011
The course work is all the same regulated by the State of Texas

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 21, 2011
Falturtl,

I don't know about best but Kaplan does a lot of online classes.
http://www.kaplanprofessionalschools.com/texas/real-estate/

Also TREC has a page with approved schools, look at ADM in second column
http://www.trec.state.tx.us/education/providers_core.asp#CRADM

Finally when deciding what broker to go with there are many things to consider and the following video might give you some good food for thought.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTrcFCZ9at0

Best of luck ... Bruce
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 21, 2011
Champions Real Estate School is popular.
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Champions Real Estate school is popular
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