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What is the best real estate school? I am looking at reading material for each school one is Allied and the other uses books written by Walt Huber.

Asked by Nktsje, Los Angeles, CA Thu May 24, 2012

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I recommend Lumbleau Real Estate School...

They have been around since 1937, and the oldest real estate school in California. They had the cheapest exam passing course when comparing the other schools listed. Video streaming is included with over 41 hours! I'm a visual learner and this helped out considerably.

They also use Walter Huber's books(ETC Textbooks). They sell them half the price of Amazon!
Web Reference: http://www.lumbleau.com
20 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 22, 2013
I used Lumbleau Real Estate School for my 45 hour continuing education. Was only $49 and I finished in 6 days! Check them out, http://www.lumbleau.com
Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014
I can tell you first hand that the best real estate school is Rowlett Real Estate School. I found that out after I moved to Naples Florida last year from CA and got my Florida Real Estate License. I took the online course because Rowlett Real Estate School uses the highest rated and best online pre sales associate course in the State of Florida and charge the lowest price. Even though Florida has the hardest Real Estate Exam of all the other states, I didn't have any problems passing it.
10 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2014
I just got my Florida real estate license. I did my course online with Rowlett Real Estate School. I surprised myself because I waited 2 weeks to take my state exam after I finished the course and still passed. The Florida State Exam is very hard, that is true. Picking the best real estate school to take your online course with is very important.
Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014
I researched a bunch of different schools. For the price, CareerWebSchool had the best options in terms of all required online classes, study material, exam prep material, practice tests, etc. One of the schools was Allied and it was much more expensive for the same stuff.

I'm in California and I passed the Broker's Exam on my first try.

http://www.careerwebschool.com/california/real-estate/sales-…

Good Luck!
3 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
Walt Huber writes the books that many college use to teach the classes.

I had good success with Allied when I took my broker test. I suggest you review your own personal learning style. Some people do well on line, and others are better in a classroom environment.

I took all my classes at the local college because I learned so much more instead of just passing the test.

One of the features Allied offers are practice quizzes. I found these very beneficial. I also down loaded the CA Dept. of RE law book and when I took the quizzes I crossed referenced to the Law. I passed on first attempt.

If you haven't made a decision regarding where you are going to hang your license, check into your local Keller Williams Realty office, they offer a lot of training and it may be possible that they have an in-house class for you. Tell them Terri Vellios sent you ;-)

All the best it can be an exciting and rewarding career depending on how much you feed it.

Have an amazing day!
Web Reference: http://www.terrivellios.com
3 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
Hello @Nktsje, sorry I'm so late! I'm sure that you already have your real estate license by now. But, I'm replying for the other interested millions out there that may still be wondering.

I used http://www.RealEstateExpress.com to obtain my CA Broker License in 2013. I loved the experience. If you're interested in reading about my experience, and exactly what I did to pass the exam the first time you can read about it on my website at http://www.pjhrealty.com.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 27, 2013
Ive been in real estate and mortgages for 34 years and have used many---IMHO the very best is http://www.onlineed.com/system/pages/courses.php?state=Orego…

Ive used Anthony, Pro Schools, etc etc. All good places but onlineed was the very best for internet courses and support.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2014
Forgot to add that link is to the Oregon site. You can call them about the CA site and info.
Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014
I had a great experience with Florida MLS School. They only offer Florida license programs, but that was what I needed.
Course was easy to follow and I passed my state exam on my first try. Florida is rumoured to have one of the hardest state exams.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 15, 2013
I also used Super Exam Cram for my broker's licensing and was very pleased with their work. My coworker also used Allied and was pleased as well. We both passed on our first try!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 22, 2013
I want to thank everyone for your advise and input, I really feel the support of the real estate community! For the record I went with Allied because I liked their format and it also was recommended by a couple friends. I felt that all three courses were easy to follow and the final test for each was comprehensive.

I am looking forward to a career in real estate! Thanks again!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 21, 2013
Re Trainers out of Santa Ana for exam prep is the best.
For the classes Premier Real Estate School in Los Angeles
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 25, 2013
Americas Real Estate and Mortgage Schools is ready to answer any question you have about getting your Real Estate Broker or Agent courses. They also have continuing education courses for Agents and Brokers. Reasonable prices and they will set up a payment program if needed.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 6, 2013
I went to Allied. I really liked the course and it is self paced. The books are some of the best that I have and I still use them today. I have more expensive books but I keep going back to the ones from Allied. The book called Fundamentals or Real Estate Appraisal by William, Ventolo, Martha is my favorite.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 31, 2012
I used my local office of Association of Realtors. I wanted a classroom setting, which ended up being fun. I passed my test on the first try.
I use Bert Rodgers for my continued education classes.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 31, 2012
LOL!! So what are you bringing to the table?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
never been in any one. I really do not need to be in a real estate school and I do not know which one is
the best.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
I didnt check to see if they do CA but the besty Ive ever used for initial and renewal is OnlineED.com Ive been licensed for 32 years in two states and have gone through many of them
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
I used Allied,
I recommended it few times to other people, seems they are ok with prices and format.
Good luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 30, 2012
I would recommend RETRAINERS.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 28, 2012
Pretty much John - I read a lot of your responses and agree. I think the only difference is you really support Allied and I really support RE Trainers.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
And I also believe more responsibility should be put on the newly licensed real estate agent to seek out more education -above and beyond their pre-licensing course.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
I agree with your statements but I think the issue is really state requirements more than one school beIng better than another. I would agree the barrier pf entry into our profession makes it so anyone and everyone can be Involved -Lowering the professionalism and knowledge. These are state issued requirements and both schools we mention are DRE approved.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
The crash course is only a refresher John. Any DRE approved school is required to teach it in segments that cannot be complete in what I believe is just under 60 days. RE Trainers has been teaching courses for over 30 years. I've also heard good things about Allied - although I do not like their sales staff.

Felix
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
The crash course is only a refresher John. Any DRE approved school is required to teach it in segments that cannot be complete in what I believe is just under 60 days. RE Trainers has been teaching courses for over 30 years. I've also heard good things about Allied - although I do not like their sales staff.

Felix
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
Here is the best school in the area.

http://retrainersca.com/

RE Trainers located in Anaheim CA. Are you taking your real estate test soon? RE Trainers offers a weekend crash course that is very effective the weekend before your exam.

Felix
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
I'm an ardent supporter of Allied. I went with them for both my RE sales and brokers license. I can't say enough about their hands on and follow through. They say they guarantee you'll pass on your first try and I did on both tests.

Another thing I really appreciated about them what their devotion and the time they spent holding my hand and answering every question and/or concern I had through the entire process. They're not just some sales and marketing company hocking their wares. They actually have experienced and very well trained RE professionals on board who can answer any question you can ask.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 26, 2012
I highly recommend RE Trainers, they offer a two day crash course the weekend before you get your license. When I took my exam I had already seen 80% of the questions when i was at the crash course. They guarantee you'll pass, or offer you money back or another crash course free.
Sean A Graves
DRE# 01895587
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 25, 2012
ok I guess im the odd man out here. I used the Kaplan school.They were great.

Neal Grusky
DRE# 01890580
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
My vote is for Allied as well.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
I took my broker training at Allied and was very pleased. The material is the same regardless of who you use.

I would suggest thinking about how you like to learn...do you do best in a classroom setting where you can ask questions easily? Or do you prefer to learn in your own time and pace? It will come down to a live class or online study...

Good luck. I've enjoyed being in Real Estate!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
Hi, I used Allied and like it.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
Chamberlain is great. I passed first time no problem.
Web Reference: http://www.reschool.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
It will help you a lot if you take real estate courses in a community college or higher edu.

Best of luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
Allied is good, also check out dre.ca.gov for their resources.
Good luck on your new venture!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
I used Allied and can recommend them.

Good luck and may God bless
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
Ive been in the biz for 34 years in two states and the best Ive seen by far is

http://www.onlineed.com/system/pages/courses.php?state=Calif…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 18, 2014
John, I see your post and my old one--lol. What happened is I was doing a search and the page popped out but only the question---not the entire thread. I wasnt able to see everything until I answered but I wasnt logged in. It asked for the login AFTER I answered, then went to the whole page. In fact, I didnt even know Ive already been here.
Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014
Doncha think this person got their RE license by now? Does anyone look at the dates on these questions? LMAO!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 18, 2014
Then we're both on the same page. So there's really no argument then is there?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
Not liking their sales staff is a personal choice. I don't particularly care for any "sales staff" because that's all they're concerned about. What I like is the professionalism rendered beyond the sales staff from real RE professionals who take the time to teach you something and not just help you pass a test.

Sorry, but I think there are far too many so-called RE professionals who just 'passed a test' and don't know squat about their profession. One of the reasons our RE market is in such a pathetic position today is because there are just too many fly-by-night, mediocre people in the frey.

Sorry but wee need to put some real teeth back in this industry.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
If you want a weekend crash course that will only help you pass a test and not learn anything about your profession the by all means slam yourself through some weekend deal. But if, on the other hand you truly want to learn and understand your profession then take a little time to study and learn.

That's the problem with our profession. There's too many fly-by-nights flying by and not enough meat and potatoes. Learn something Dammit and make a difference in this profession. It will only make you successful in the end.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
I used Allied for my Salesperson's license and was pleased with the results. However, upon taking my broker's test, I was informed that Real Estate Trainers had questions more related to the test, and it turns out, they were. Many of the questions were exactly the same.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
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