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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I did a course via mail, and passed by studying practice tests.  The real education was in the field.  A

Jun 13, 2016 08:25 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I used ProSchools online for my RE Brokers License study. Passed the first time which I am told is rare for Hawaii now. (Our exam is about twice as long as it was a few years ago and much more extensive).

Jun 13, 2016 06:39 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It was excellent. The class teacher I had was a Realtor/Broker who had bought up many buildings before retiring to be a teacher. I learned so much.

Jun 13, 2016 08:18 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Learning comes in many forms besides school is all I know.

Jun 13, 2016 08:05 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since it was in 1989 there is no connection but I have worked with schools on curriculum.

Jun 13, 2016 07:07 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The real life one or the book one?

Jun 13, 2016 05:23 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Cody, thank you very much for that disclosure!

My real estate education was a long time ago, but the company is still around.  I still use them for my CEs and renewals and I'll be using them for my Broker's license stuff as well.  They were recommended to me by my parents (also agents & brokers) and they are who I'd recommend to anyone out here looking to get educated.  They also sell/recommend the Duane Gomer exam cram course.  I highly recommend them and have used them several times (passing exams on the first try).  I even modeled my newsletter after theirs, in a fashion.  Duane has a section about his search for the best burger in the state each month.  Half the time, it's the only reason I open the email!  I adopted putting in a "personal touch" to my newsletter based on that.

Jun 14, 2016 02:27 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I feel my real estate education was exactly what I put into it Cody Carmen!  I did homework every night, always studied a chapter ahead, brought my lunch every day and ate in, so that I could do vocabulary definitions, and did constant repetitional study.  That was what worked for me, as it's been a very long time since I was back in school.  I would recommend the school that I went to, 'Hogan School of Real Estate' in Tucson, AZ, because they had excellent instructors, and I'm assuming they still do.  These guys and gals had knowledge and were interesting, even on subjects that I personallly found really boring - HA!  I loved the instructors with passion, because I was looking forward to starting a new career, and had passion in my last career, so I knew what it was like!  I have not gone back, as I have taken other classes through other venues, though without a doubt I would go back if it was a class I needed, and I could not take it closer to where I live.

Jun 13, 2016 06:55 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Its been an ongoing thing for nearly 30 years, just started taking another course with the Wisconsin Realtors Assn and I always take advantage of as much info as possible at their conventions each year.

Jun 13, 2016 06:09 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Real estate schools today, just as they were when I attended, are the first in line to take money from the innocent. Of course there exists a long line of those with there hands out to rob the newbie until they smarten up or go broke.

REALITY CHECK: I passed the exams first time. So the school did its job they could claim, but I  am more likely to believe I did my job.

Unfortunately, this first step has NO RELATIONSHIP to success. As you might believe, I have a low regard for what real estate schools accomplish and deliver.

Ongoing relationship with a school? No.

Do I recommend a school? Yes. Bob Hogue
Is Bob Hogue any different than the others? No.

Any opinions? Of course.
A real estate school should understand and make clear that the aspiring agent is in essence opening a small business. The school should treat the agent as a small business owner and require from them the same as a business owner. Doing so will end the most predictable outcome of the newly licensed agent :


"I've got my license, now what?"

The school of course says that is the brokers job, but in essence all that is happening is perpetuation of the robbery.

There is a better way and you don't need to work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to figure it out.

But it will compel the naive to face reality and that could affect school revenue UNLESS the school bases its reputation and fees on SUCCESS and promotes the same message!

What better way to model the better business plan to new business owner that to base their business on RESULTS. Model the business that you teach. See, that didn't require a rocket scientist at all.

Then when your school can say 30% of your students are still in business in three years, you will be 100% better than your competition. That does not seem like a high bar.

Jun 13, 2016 05:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's an ongoing process.

Jun 13, 2016 05:35 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It helps you to pass the exam. That is about it. The best ones are asked to leave or lost their license so that is live life.

Many do not study just go take the test. They pass first or second time. Then majority never renew it after expiration claiming it was a waste of time. So you have a broker license and not using it.....


Jun 13, 2016 05:31 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It was over before I knew it.

Jun 19, 2016 01:46 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

My real estate education was hands on. I teamed up with a deal maker to show me the business.

Jun 16, 2016 12:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

My real estate licensing was pre-Internet.  I think the goal was to pass the state examination and I did.  Mission accomplished.  

That school was associated with a brokerage that has been absorbed and is no longer in that business.  I haven't had to need to recommend any particular schools.  Most of my continuing education for credit is taken online but I will attend educational classes without credit for personal enrichment and increased knowledge.

Jun 14, 2016 12:01 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It was effective in getting ready to pass the tests...

Jun 13, 2016 09:59 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I majored in finance and went to law school.

Jun 13, 2016 09:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I took the courses I needed to take. They were fine. I passed all exams. Don't look to real estate schools to truly educate me... the real education is in the "doing" not the classroom work.

Jun 13, 2016 09:11 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It was onlline so it was fair - how was  yours?

Jun 13, 2016 09:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm still learning.....daily. There are always something new: new forms, new laws, new webinars and updates. 

Jun 13, 2016 05:22 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cody Carmen as simple as it could be. Weekend class - appeared for exam - pass and had my license.

Jun 13, 2016 04:43 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I had a wonderful instructor that to this day I appreciate.

Jun 13, 2016 02:42 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I took  online / book classes that offered 2 nights live interaction with an instructor.  One night state the other national.  Studied and passed 1st time.

Jun 13, 2016 12:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

The education is always in the field..I've had plenty of practice!

Jun 13, 2016 11:38 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty


Jun 13, 2016 11:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not bound to one school. Our local board provides 300+ hours of free education to the membership each year and the instructors come in from all across the country. Some are better than others.

Jun 13, 2016 11:22 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The first week concentrated on passing the tests...After that I really dkidn't learn a lot.   To generic and most insgtructors tried to tell us the short cuts

Jun 13, 2016 10:57 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Well, interesting question and my answer could be a series of posts.  I have been involved in real etstate education for twenty-five years and still teach the only live pre-license class in Erie, PA.

Jun 13, 2016 09:53 AM
Toronto, ON

In my jurisdiction, the regulator selects the real estate school and it has been the same real estate college for many years for the entire jurisdiction.

Jun 13, 2016 09:18 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I have been with Bert Rodgers since I got my salesman license in 1984.  Then my Broker in 1989.  Continuing education ever since (currently required 14 hours every two years).

   I had the pleasure of meeting Bert Rodgers back in the day. 

    For the past 20 years or so, the company is run by his daughter, Lori Rodgers.  She is an active Sarasota (Florida) Real Estate Broker who is heavily involved in the real estate industry.

Jun 13, 2016 08:19 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I have no connection or relationship with my real estate school - they were adequate in telling me what I needed to do to pass the test but I was unimpressed by their instructors and haven't used them for CE since.

Jun 13, 2016 07:30 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I use mckissock because it is on line

Jun 13, 2016 06:48 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

What Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 said.  I love the point about revealing how many students are still in business after two years from passing the test.  Now that could be a selling point.  

Jun 13, 2016 06:29 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Cody Carmen I had an ongoing relationship with a real estate school here in the area as an instructor. You get out of the experience what you put into it.

Jun 13, 2016 05:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have to like Lyn Sims answer. Perception versus reality! A rude awakening!

Jun 13, 2016 05:28 AM
Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

The best education is experience.  With that being said, formal schools should incorporate more life like situations on how to handle things woven in with state law.  How's does that saying go?  Those who do, do.  Those who can't teach.

Jun 13, 2016 05:26 AM