Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I take it a few months before expiration and get it done

Oct 23, 2016 11:09 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® C. Right on top of it myself, getting it done early.

Oct 23, 2016 11:05 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I try to do it on-line about a month or two before the deadline.

Oct 24, 2016 03:38 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

As Pennsylvania CE instructor I have agents I need all four categories.  Probably will never change

Oct 24, 2016 01:41 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

D - leave it until absolutely necessary.

Take it online now.

My office assistant writes down who has completed it & reminds us when it is due.

Oct 24, 2016 12:06 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm on my own and I usually take Career Compass 3-6 months before the renewal date; I get reminder emails from CAR.org & Career Compass, but that's about it. Sometimes I've taken continuing education classes along the way so the demand at renewal is lighter. Career Compass makes it fun, funny & full of great trench warfare-tips.

Oct 23, 2016 11:51 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We need 30 hours every two years - all in required courses - plus everyone must take the rule and law update course.  These are so easy to optain over the two years by taking offered courses from MLS, the local board and title companies - all for no cost.

Oct 23, 2016 11:51 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In Oklahoma we renew every 3 years and the latest I have ever been in 27 years in 1 year in advance. As a broker I have 21 houras I have to take for that designation and then I flesh that out with courses that benefit my business so I am also way over the minimum. Also I counsel agents not only to timeline but in a discussion about what might be best for them depending on the level of experience.

Oct 23, 2016 11:26 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I start with the idea my choice is "C". Occasionally, circumstances have me forced to "D"!

Oct 23, 2016 11:17 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Oct 23, 2016 11:05 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Usually, I'm "done" long before it's time to renew and typically, I end up with many more CE credits than required. I'm more looking at taking classes and courses from an educational than from "having to fulfill a requirement" standpoint. 

Oct 24, 2016 07:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


My study habits are great.  They have never failed me.  A

Oct 24, 2016 04:53 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In CA we can only start within 6 months of renewal.  Usually you get many reminders from various schools, so that serves as my notice.

Oct 24, 2016 04:30 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We get sent a book we read and fill out the questions every 2 years - I like this method as I can do it at my leirsure and not have to worry about missing clients

Oct 24, 2016 02:46 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

My personal preference to take it on a cruise to get more bang for the buck.


Oct 24, 2016 02:34 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I always tell agents to take quality MCE by planning ahead !

Oct 24, 2016 02:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

as soon as I receive my renewal form for my license, I go online and take the hours.... it's brutal....12 hours of CE ....I complete it in two afternoons....

Oct 24, 2016 01:25 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

AZ reminds us I think 60 days before renewal. The state notifies the broker to remind their agents. Core classes are done within the first year-I don't wait till the last minute.

Oct 24, 2016 01:01 AM
Toronto, ON

No studying is required for our regulatory mandated CE.  It can be done anytime during the two year period prior to renewal.

Oct 24, 2016 12:28 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

As an active agent and Broker, I was always way ahead and exceeded CE requirements.  I know many wait until the last days.

Oct 24, 2016 12:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Take it when it's due - no rush

Oct 24, 2016 12:23 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I only have three hours left for mine in March and that has to be Ethics.

Oct 23, 2016 11:58 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Hella - our brokerage sends a reminder notice that our license needs to be renewed.   My license is also up for renewal in December 2017 and I won't need the reminder.  

Oct 23, 2016 11:37 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Oct 23, 2016 11:36 PM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

I typically get it done 3 or 4 months early.

Oct 23, 2016 11:36 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A. No, B. No, C. Yes, D. No    It's best not to wait until the last minute, but I see agents do that all the time.

Oct 23, 2016 11:29 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Our association starts reminding us. I like to get mine done long in advance of deadlines. Already 50% done for 2018 cycle.

Oct 24, 2016 09:36 PM
Kathryn Acciari
Central One Federal Credit Union - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

We have to renew every two years also. No one reminds us, we must be adults and keep track.  I can only stand to sit still for a couple of hours at a time, so I usually take one CEU course at a time. My preference is the winter months, when the market is slower and I can spend more time on learning.

Oct 24, 2016 11:04 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I look for classes that help me improve myself

Oct 24, 2016 10:54 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We have one mandatory class each year. I make sure I take that one. I'm an education junkie, so I always have more than enough credit hours at the end of each licensing cycling. 

Oct 24, 2016 09:17 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Study habits? Are you joking me? Since I have enough pressure in my life without adding self-imposed, I set aside a day and do all the tests I can do online. IIRC they space them out so you can't whiz through all the tests at one sitting, but I do the maximum and return to finish the rest. Generally about 3 months before my license expires. But study? LOL.

Oct 24, 2016 09:07 AM