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

As with everything else in life, there are great schools and then there are the others...A

Jun 23, 2016 05:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Too many poor instructors.

Jun 23, 2016 09:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Find the one that fits your needs and be done with state requirements as soon as possible. I think, all schools are offering the same but for a different price. When I was renewing my license, I found the cheapest online one. 

Jun 25, 2016 08:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think there is a need for both though the online courses probably don't do as good a job as hands on classromm teaching.

Jun 24, 2016 01:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer classroom style as some instructors can also introduce some practical suggestions. They all seem to cover the stuff the state test, much of which is memorizing facts you will never use! 

Jun 24, 2016 11:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We have to have them, i soon see in class room traning.

Jun 24, 2016 08:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Most of them are not very good in my opinion. And I don't like on-line classes personally, either.

Jun 24, 2016 03:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For my continuing education credit I use Duane Gomer for online classes and testing.  

Jun 24, 2016 01:38 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Real estate schools will always be needed as the industry changes.

Jun 24, 2016 12:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I attended mine in 1978, when God was a child, and it was a classroom setting....I would prefer to attend all classes online now....

Jun 24, 2016 12:21 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Online CE for me

Jun 23, 2016 11:16 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I prefer in-class for the benefit of interaction and to draw (presumably) on the experience of the instructor.

Jun 23, 2016 10:06 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

They teach you to pass a test, they do not teach you how to sell real estate or survive in the real world

Jun 23, 2016 09:53 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the school

Jun 23, 2016 09:46 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I think it depends on the individual's needs;  I prefer online because I can take courses at my convenience; I find they are a much more efficient use of my time.  I took my pre licensing course online and then took a weekend refresher course in person before taking the exam.  

Jun 23, 2016 07:57 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

In classroom is preferred by many agents here. I go for a mix of online and in person.

Jun 23, 2016 07:02 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chiedo Marketing - well, some people love these schools. (Like anything else, you need options in life - like having Real Estate Schools).

Jun 23, 2016 04:08 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I've taken a bunch of online courses at Moseley and thought they did a good job of presenting the information. 

Jun 23, 2016 03:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think Real Estate schools help pass the exams easier and have better information them other schools

Jun 23, 2016 01:09 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They are necessary.

Jun 23, 2016 12:35 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think the classroom Real Estate Schools are the best way to go.

Jun 23, 2016 12:25 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As long as it is NOT for Utah licenseing exam. I am neutral. People freak out here.

Jun 23, 2016 12:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A good share of my basic RE ed has been online, with more advanced stuff in classrooms.

Did take a basic class a few weeks ago and found myself correcting the instructor a few times, but most of the class were at a level that made me worry about their future in this business.

Jun 23, 2016 11:59 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There are some good schools. I don't mind online classes, but I seem to get more out of a classroom setting. That's where everyone exchanges experiences and it can open up some great discussions. 

Jun 23, 2016 11:31 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Ron and Alexandra Seigel provided a great answer.

Jun 23, 2016 10:08 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 / Property Manager

I always appreciated a combination of both.  I enjoyed the in-class experience for the networking but found it often bogged down by one or two students who liked the sound of their own voice and constantly asked questions that had already been answered.   It's the issues of only being able to move at the speed of the slowest students.  The experience depended on the instructors ability to manage the outline with the time allotted.  

I love the convenience of online classes.  You can move through them at your own speed and convenience.  I believe their popularity is about convenience, but the depth of the content isn't as good as a live event.  

Jun 23, 2016 09:41 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I took my instruction in the classroom.   Non-stop, 7 or 8 days straight.

  Now I take the continuing education online.


Jun 23, 2016 09:09 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I have done both in my past but now like online courses because it's no nonsense learning, no distractions, no travel time, no books. Maybe I miss some of the interaction but, hey, they are not new clients and time is valuable to me.

Jun 23, 2016 08:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on how you learn best and your time.  You should match the schooling method to your learning method.  Auditory and like to ask questions?  In person.  Can't get "alone time" at home to study w/o distractions?  In person.  Have no problem getting that alone time and prefer to just read a page on a screen?  Online.

Jun 23, 2016 08:34 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Online is quick and easy. However, I never took to schooling in general

Jun 23, 2016 08:11 AM
Toronto, ON

In my jurisdiction, the regulator contracted one college with the task of educating agents throughout the jurisdiction in accordance with its requirements.  The same college has been doing this for many years.

Jun 23, 2016 06:57 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have used Moseley for some CE credits.

Jun 23, 2016 06:40 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It would be interesting (revealing) to know how many agents for a school retains an active license on their 3rd year.

Would not that one measure separate the BS from the gold.

What is that metric for your 2012 students?

There is a great racket being raised in DC about for profit schools not delivering the product.  Do you believe your product is creating licensed citizens or successful real estate agents?

Jun 23, 2016 06:40 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chiedo Marketing I used to teach classroom real estate principles, brokers and post education classes for Moseley. The final at that time was given in the classroom for everyone including the online students. The pass rate for the classroom students was always higher. Classroom interaction was always better for student absorption of the information and a higher pass rate.

Jun 23, 2016 06:20 AM
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I may be a tiny bit biased (considering my employer is a real estate school), but overall I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Some are better than others (I happen to think we are a great one!). Online versus live is definitely a choice that one should take seriously. Effective self-starter with a busy or unconventional schedule? Maybe pick an online program that works for you. But some people like the accountability and interaction of live programs. 

Jun 23, 2016 06:15 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't give that much thought.


Jun 23, 2016 06:11 AM