Online real estate school or... ?

Asked by kylebeatty10, Ocala, FL Sun Aug 17, 2014

I'm a bit confused and i'm hoping someone could shed some light for me. I'm about to take my pre-license courses and i'm not sure if I should do the online course, or find a class to go to? Is it still 63 hours either way? Or is there a separate class after the 63 hour online course? Maybe someone can straighten this out for me. I wanna obviously take the best route. Thank you!... Oh one more thing, yes I know I could've just Google'd it but I want advice from actual realtors.

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Myriam Hochm…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Sep 14, 2014
If you don't have another option due to time restrain, you will need to go online. However, on campus education always not only gives you the education but also relations and contacts that could be useful latter on on your career.
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Sep 14, 2014
You pick and choose whatever works for you. Some people choose the on line course because it is more self paced but you don't get to interact with anybody here. Some choose the classroom environment because they can learn from each other's questions and the instructor is there if you need an answer right away. So I think it depends on your learning style.

Good luck to you!
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Teresa Prock, Agent, Grass Valley, CA
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Hello,

I used an online school called Californialicense.com. It is very user friendly, thorough and prepares
you for the 3 per-license courses and then the test for the State Of California. I passed the California state test the first time! In fact, I have referred many people to this website and everyone has passed the first time! There are different packages depending on your needs. I highly recommend this method to achieve your goals! GOOD LUCK!!
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Did the classroom for 12 years but now the on line is much more time friendly(at my own pace) + much less expensive
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James Gardner, Agent, wilton manors, FL
Sat Sep 13, 2014
I would do the classroom course for your pre-licensing as you'll be sure to dedicate the time needed to study and learn the material. And it may help being with others in a classroom who may have questions about the material. I recommend getting the flashcards as well. There are many practice tests that are helpful too. After you get your license there is a post-licensing course in FL and continuing education you need to take every 2 years. Best of luck!
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Jason Smith, Agent, WATERTOWN, NY
Mon Aug 18, 2014
I did the online course and although I have been a successful agent I wish I had done the in class room course. You can get a lot more "hands on" learning. Hope this helps
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Connie Mitch…, Agent, South Padre Island, TX
Mon Aug 18, 2014
I too took all my classes on line as I was working a full time job with a house full of children! Best move I ever made and as of last year I obtained my brokers license on line too! I am a full time broker now and truly love what I do. When I began my quest on line, I contacted my state board to verify what classes I was to take, they were very patient with me (as I called several times to verify). The state board gave me an outline of exactly what I needed to take, so there was no question when I registered on line. Good luck to you sir!
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Christopher…, Agent, Englewood, CO
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Requirements will depend state to state. I would contact an agent (or several) near you and get more input. I'm sure they'd be glad to chat with you. As far as what type of course you should take, think back to the good ol' school days and recall how you learned best. Sure, the goal is to pass the test and get licensed, but you want to actually retain it so you can start out with a good base knowledge. Best of luck to you!
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Thank you, i've contacted numerous real estate companies in my area and i've decided to take the in class course.
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