There are on-line courses, Real Estate schools and junior college courses. On-line courses are much quicker for you obtaining license than college courses. It has been a long time for me but real estate school may combine on-line and class site locations. I would research all three and decide what is best for you and lifestyle.
Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
But if you really want to grab the bull by the horns and get into the throes of the RE biz ASAP then take some online courses with some good mentoring. If that's the way you choose to go I would highly recommend Allied as others have suggested.
I took and passed both my RE salesperson and brokers courses from them and passed my test the first time on both. If you choose to go that route. Be sure to speak with Laura King, firstname.lastname@example.org,
She's not a sales person. She's a counselor. In fact she can't even sign you up.
You have to go through the proper registration channels and once you've enrolled you can then reach out to Laura. She's the best there is and will hold your hand clear up to and through your test. When you pass your test you will thank her for everything she did to help navigate you through the process.
I think you have a good goal, to be the very best, most ethical and honest Realtor you can be. There are schools that specialize in Real Estate Education that many Realtors swear by.(Allied and Kaplan are two of them)
You might reconsider Jr. College courses as well as online as they might be the most reasonable courses out there with classroom setting and an instructor to talk with.
The important thing is that you learn well and are able to pass the exam when you finish the courses....but that's not the end for your education!
Once you pass the exam the real education will start at the brokerage where you will be trained. This is where many people make mistakes and you can't afford to be one of those. The broker must be committed to training new agents. You have to see a real training schedule, field work (open houses,door knocking etc), mentoring from successful and experienced Realtors. Some companies give "lip service" and do not deliver so don't sign on until you are absolutely sure.
Good luck it's a wonderful field and very exciting!
College is the way to go if you have long term plans.
I'm a firm believer that a real estate practioner should be well educated. College courses are the best.
I've run in to some real shady characters in this business. I later come to find they took some quick course to get a license.
Those who invest more in their education are usually solid individuals and are able to provide a wealth of knowledge and excellent service.
I already have an undergraduate and a graduate degree so the thought of spending any more time in a classroom was not appealing to me. Plus whatever you need to learn in real estate you will learn once you are working and doing transactions. Your education comes from doing as opposed to from the classroom in this field.
If you Google Allied Schools you will find all of the information you will need to get licensed.
Good luck! I love working in Real Estate!