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Tom  Ferry, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA

Where are real estate agents going for the latest industry training?

Asked by Tom Ferry, Newport Beach, CA Tue Jun 30, 2009

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Aside from GCAAR and NAR/MAR, our office has training on Wednesdays for new agents as well as Thursdays for all agents. We also have continuing education classes taught in our offices the 3rd Thursday of every month. With so many changes coming our way daily, we owe it to our clients and everyone we come in contact with to be armed with as much information and education as possible.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 4, 2009
Besides GAR and NAR conventions, local MLS and Board of Realtors are now offering continuing education and schools for both pre and post-licnesing courses. Many of the institutes and industry groups are offering online courses on specific topics and also industry specific training, i.e. 5 Star Institute for REO; LPS Conventions and the other industry trainers. Most agents get bombarded with some form of continuing education solitation offers daily: short sales, internet marketing, truilla, FNAMS platinum designations, to name just a few. Too, the tried and true authors have just changed a chapter or two in their books that were published a few years ago on how to make a killing in the boom market to how to make a killing in a declining market. The Univeristy and Technical Colleges are also offering more courses and credits for degrees and liciensing requirements. Too, your own broker should be sharing his wisdom for the latest techniques and hot topics as the industry evolves. You cannot get enough training and agents who just try to get the minimum hours required to keep or renew their license are also the ones falling be the wayside in a declining market. Service and knowledge know no bonds and have no limits. I have never regretted my investment in education and it is much less expensive than mistakes with live prospects.
Web Reference: http://www.impactrealty.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 30, 2009
Simple....Tim and Julie Harris from Harris Real Estate University.

Been very happy with HREU Classes and my results. Currently enrolled in 3 of their classes...REO, shortsell and their new technology class.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 4, 2009
Tom..... good to see you here! :)

Since joining Exit Realty, I have found the best agent training I have ever experienced! As a technology veteran, this is the first time that I find myself actually learning, rather than teaching! In-house weekly trainings are given on webinar and techinar, which are uploaded to our server, in the event that we can't make the meeting - very valuable.

What I like about the Exit training is that it is tried and tested - no hearsay.... there is tracking and proof of results and our agents help their peers. This is sorely missing in so many of the brokerages.

:)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 7, 2009
Depending on the level of experience of the agent, I think some of the most comprehensive training can be found in the GRI and CRS offerings. GRI for brand new agents covers a broad base of practical information and after completing the courses offers a designation that is widely recognized and doesn't have an annual fee. For more in depth training on specific topics the CRS courses are excellent and also lead to a designation and referral opportunities. Check with your local or state association for GRI courses or CRS.com for courses that interest you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 7, 2009
Wayne thanks so much for your insight. I own a real estate agent training and coaching company, so I always like to hear from Agents where/how/why they are involved with further training. This info is really interesting to me! Will you be at NAR 09?

It sounds like from your note you are 100% committed to further education ... to that I say well done!!

Tom
Web Reference: http://www.yourcoach.com
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