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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The computer hadn't been invented when I got my license.

Mar 02, 2016 11:40 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I did it in a classroom and had the best instructor I have ever had in any class, bar none.  Obviously I would do it that way again.

Mar 02, 2016 01:08 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My prelicense was classroom.  I had a wonderful instructor, a former agent, broker and a write of the state portion of the real estate exam on on his resume prior to teaching me.  

My broker's course I did on line.  At the time I didn't have the time to dedicate to a classroom experience (my prelicense class was 6 months long in 1994) so I took it on line and just hammered down and got it finished in two weeks.  It was 60 hours (I think).  Both experiences were the right thing for me at that time.

Mar 02, 2016 12:08 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Long time ago, but I would still do the classroom.  Then online for the continuing ed.

Mar 02, 2016 12:03 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

When I got my first license, in MN, I had to do it in the classroom.  It was probably best to do it that way when I started.  When I got my WI brokers license, I did it online on my own time.  That is the way I prefer to get my CE too, on my own time online.

Mar 02, 2016 10:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Thanks for the input. I am gathering data for my Board to see what the trends are and how we can help new licensees getting in the business.

Mar 02, 2016 01:11 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I did it in a classroom. I went through a six month course. Keep in mind that CO is also one of the more difficult states in which to get licensed. That's because once we pass the test, we are all brokers. There is no sales agent status in my state. 

Mar 02, 2016 11:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Though I do enjoy the luxury of not having to travel for an online class, I also enjoy the interaction of a live class.

Mar 02, 2016 06:27 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Online, I do most of my classes online.

Mar 02, 2016 11:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I DO like the classroom environment.....

Mar 03, 2016 12:51 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I went to a classroom. I would do it the same way now.

Mar 03, 2016 12:41 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Classroom, I enjoyed and glad I did it that way.

Mar 02, 2016 11:58 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I took my course in the classroom.

Mar 02, 2016 11:26 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Classroom was REQUIRED.  Online is preferred.

Mar 02, 2016 09:49 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Back in the day we had to wait two weeks for results from the exam. Then when the envelope came in the snail mail the debate was how fast do I want to open this! Today it's instant by pushing a button on a computer

Mar 02, 2016 08:21 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Classroom, would not change a thing

Mar 02, 2016 08:02 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had not choice but classroom when I was licensed. Still would do classroom. I don't concentrate well learning on a computer.

Mar 02, 2016 07:46 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

That was not a requirement for my agent license. Hours in the business were required to qualify for my broker exam and those were in person out in the field and in the office.

Mar 02, 2016 04:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do everything online, right now i need to make time for my 4 classes of CE/annual. 

Mar 02, 2016 02:57 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i have taken several educational update courses online.  I enjoy that.  The only courses I prefer to take in a classroom setting are ones which are beneficial to networking.

Mar 02, 2016 02:04 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I did Classroom hours here in AZ, as did Roger.  In CA, Roger did On-Line hours.  He was very self-motivated, while I needed more structure, which worked out great for both of us Debbie Reynolds!  

Mar 02, 2016 01:19 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It was so long ago, I listened to audio tapes in a dark room in the basement of Coldwell Banker.  LOL   Life Patricia Kennedy , the computer hadn't been invented then.  

Mar 02, 2016 12:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We do our Continuing Ed on line, and we like it. A

Mar 02, 2016 11:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I started out on-line, but wanted the classroom interaction, and would do that again.  

Mar 04, 2016 07:06 AM
Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
Guiding You Home

My prelicensing course was in a real estate school class room.  I enjoyed the experience and had great instructors.  Given the choice today I would do it online.

Mar 03, 2016 12:59 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

When I originally got my license there was no prelicensing requirements.  To get my Missouri license I took my classes online.  I prefer online and would take them online in the future.

Mar 03, 2016 09:31 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

17 years ago it was all classroom...

Mar 03, 2016 07:25 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

On line for California, Classroom for Florida.


On Line is so much more convenient

Mar 03, 2016 06:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Classroom, only option back in the dark days before the internet.  I liked where I went, so I wouldn't change anything.

Mar 03, 2016 06:16 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I did mine in a classroom.  I think that's the best way to begin when you're brand new.

Mar 03, 2016 04:40 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

For prelicense I would choose classroom every time. 

Mar 03, 2016 04:14 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Combo, Debbie Reynolds  ... for my LO licensing and for my appraising license both (back in the day).  Glad I had some choice ...


Mar 03, 2016 02:44 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I did it in class and am glad I did. I try to do my CE in live sessions. You get to meet people and you get more questions and interaction.

Mar 03, 2016 01:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There were no prelicensing hours required when I got my license long ago.

Mar 02, 2016 10:18 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We did not have a choice - classroom for lectures (60 hours now I believe) plus 30 additional for Broker after two years of being agent. Test practices I did on a CD and from books. Would rather avoid the in-class stuff - too many hours of blah, blah, blah.

Mar 02, 2016 09:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The only choice I had when getting a liense in Illinois and Florida was classroom attendance! It is ancient history!

Mar 02, 2016 09:03 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I do all of my CE testing online, it would be a real problem if that was not the case, since I am licensed in 8 states.

Mar 02, 2016 05:42 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I did mine in a classroom along with self-study.  I'd probably do it online now if I was faced with that situation now.  

Mar 02, 2016 04:25 PM