BTW should you choose to go with Allied I would highly recommend contacting Laura King, firstname.lastname@example.org, and using her as your personal coach. When I was studying for my brokers license test and had some questions and issues I needed clarification on Laura was stalwart in the time and attention she afforded me and believe me I called on her quite often.
She was relentless in her follow up and very thorough in her feedback and advice. She went way above and beyond the call of duty in extending her time and RE experience and answered every question I asked promptly and accurately. Good luck and welcome. Just be sure you join Trulia and Active Rain. You'll never meet a better group of mentors and friends.
By far Allied. I took both my RE salesperson and brokers test from them and passed them both on the first test. My brokers license was a little more difficult and I needed to call on them several times for guidance and advice. They are by far the best mentors in the RE biz.
I consider myself reasonable intelligent, however, I've never passed any of my license tests (RE broker, manufactured home dealer, general contractor & manufactured home contractor in California, Arizona, Oregon and Florida, without having to study pretty hard for them.
ALLIED is the winner. Allied offer the three req'd courses and also a package with the exam prep. Do you also recommend the complete pacake or can an intellegent person pass without the prep cram sessions?