What Is a good school to get your real estate broker license at?

Asked by Donna, Chicago, IL Wed Dec 5, 2012

Also any tips for starting up ? Thanks so much!!

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Cindy Wilson, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
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I found the most helpful tip was to think back to school, and remember how you digested information the best. Was it by going to class, taking notes and interacting with the instructor? Was it by doing a crash course, like bootcamp? Was it online? There are many options for these types of courses, but it's really up to you to decide the best way for YOU to digest a great deal of information in a relatively short time, and then take 2 long exams to become licensed. Based on my self-assessment, I wound up taking the 6-week course through the Chicago Assoc of Realtors. I took morning classes, as that was the best time for me to learn and remember the info I needed to know to pass the exams. Best of luck!
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Manuel Brown, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
Dear Donna,

We have had great luck with this school http://realestateschoolchicago.com/index.htm . They have a very very high success rate with people passing the Broker Exam.

Best of Luck,

Manuel Brown, Broker
iMove Chicago
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
I love Real Estate Institute. http://www.instituteonline.com/ Its all online.
Web Reference:  http://AmericorpRe.com
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David Hanna, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
Great instruction at the Chicago Association of Realtors. You can get more info on classes at
http://www.chicagorealtor.com

Dave
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JIM Michaels, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
http://www.chicagorealtor.com/ Your Instructor. Laurie MacDougal. Laurie has worked in real estate industry since 1975 and has been a real estate educator since 1989. Highly recommended
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Josh Weinberg…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
The Chicago Association Of Realtors has great classes for getting your broker license and continuing education. The instructors are great and you learn a lot of priceless information that will help you for the exam and for your real estate career.

Here is the link:

http://www.chicagorealtor.com/associations/6001/professional…

Best of luck!

Josh Weinberg
Weinberg Choi Realty
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
I agree with Matt and 2nd the motion. I have had many positive experiences with the Real Estate Institute.
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jason palermo, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
AHI Real Estate & Insurance Services


http://www.ahice.com/Share



Find out about continuing education courses for real estate, insurance, and loan officers. Provides Illinois pre-licensing classes in classroom or self study.

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10115 Grand Avenue Franklin Park, IL 60131
(847) 455-5311
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JIM Michaels, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Education: RRES Instructors Laurie MacDougal - Chicago ...
http://www.chicagorealtor.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1...110Meet Your Instructor. Laurie MacDougal. Laurie has worked in real estate industry since 1975 and has been a real estate educator since 1989.
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Josh Weinberg…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Sun Mar 10, 2013
The Chicago Association of Realtors has great classes to get licensed at and for continuing education. Here is the link to sign up for the class:

http://www.chicagorealtor.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&sub…

Best of luck!

Josh Weinberg
Weinberg Choi Realty
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David Hanna, Agent, Chicago, IL
Sat Mar 9, 2013
Hands down, the Chicago Association of Realtors has the best educational program. What really counts, when it comes to your success, though, is teaming up with the right firm. I am glad to offer my opinions on that off line. drop me a note or give me a call.
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beth1165, , Chicago, IL
Sat Mar 9, 2013
I had fantastic luck and passed the state exam on the first try with AHI Real Estate in Franklin Park.
I was referred to them and was told their instructor Rosanne was the best around. Believe me without her knowledge and assistance I do not think I would have passed the first time. She & AHI are the best.
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David Hanna, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Dec 5, 2012
A classroom setting will help you, via a good instructor's sharing of real life situations, to better understand and appreciate the license law. There is little in the content itself that has much to do with the business of real estate in the context of the day to day business practices and realities.
On line is great for later, with continuing education specialty designations and other educational programs. There is a higher rate of success in terms of the length of being licensed for those who go through actual classroom courses for their broker license.
The Real Estate Institute is an excellent school, as is CAR's Look for a course that fits your schedule and your location, you have choices in both and the more comfortable the setting , the more you will learn.

Remember, the license is just the beginning...
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Wed Dec 5, 2012
I suggest you start talking with some of the local brokers. They may offer in house classes for you and will be able to give you a lot of information.

Have an amazing day!
Web Reference:  http://www.terrivellios.com
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