Have you ever thought about making an upgrade in your life? Tired of doing the same things over and over again? Then maybe you should consider getting your real estate license online. There are so many perks of being a real estate agent and although the process is long, it can really pay off in the end if you put in the time.
Some of the perks of becoming a real estate agent include: the potential for a higher salary, flexible hours, boosting your moods and the potential to be your own boss one day. Those were some of the perks that got me to finally decide to make the choice to switch over.
While the process is very straight forward in getting your license, that doesn’t mean that it is going to be easy at all. You have to pass the California real estate exam in order to get your proper license. I wrote this article to help you get a good idea of what you might need to do in order to finally complete the process and make the leap of faith.
First let’s talk about some of the reasons why you should even consider enrolling in an online course in the first place.
I’d say one of the biggest reasons that I decided to go the online route is because I have a ton of responsibilities that I need to take care of on top of getting my license. As much as I would like to stop my other job and eliminating everything else I have to do, I couldn’t do that. Let’s talk a little more in-depth why you might go the online route:
In order to complete the course and become an agent, you need to finish 135 hours of training. This definitely isn’t an easy task and it is going to require a lot of your time in order to get this done. Most people have other responsibilities that they need to take care of on top of managing to get their license, so being able to work at your own pace is something that is going to be really important. I liked being able to learn in a place that I felt comfortable with, rather than having to sit in a classroom all over again.
Getting your own learning plan:
Getting to work at your own pace means that you are allowed to spend as much time on one subject as you want. You are basically your teacher. If you
don’t feel comfortable with one topic, you simply don’t have to move on. Most of the courses that we are going to talk about have all sorts of practice and different quizzes for you to look over when you have questions. I highly suggest that you take advantage of being able to go at your own pace.
The chance to save money:
Yes, it is still going to be a lot in order to get your real estate license. However, getting your license online might be one way for you to save some money. You can factor out travel costs, possible food costs and many other things when you decide to learn online. Might not be a ton, still something worth thinking of though.
*you have to remember that you are still getting the same quality of education online that you are getting in person. You are the one who has to put the time in for it to work though.
Now let’s move into one topic that tends to get to people quickly: How do I find an online school in California that is going to be good for me?
There are so many options as far as online real estate school go, especially in the state of California. It can actually be rather overwhelming at first. I’m going to talk about some of the most important things when it comes to finding the best school for yourself.
This is the first thing that I would check on when looking for schools. It is going to verify that the education that you are going to be provided is of the highest quality.
Looking at the qualifications-
Make sure that the school you think about going with is actually going to help you prepare for your local state test. Sometimes the bigger brands like real Estate Express have so many different programs and you have to double check that it is going to help you.
Getting support even after you finish the class-
It can be really frustrating after you finish the class and then you’re sitting there and have no clue what to do. I highly suggest you find a program that is either going to link you with a mentor to help you find a job or even a job itself.
Looking at student reviews-
Now I decided to include this because a lot of people tend to look at reviews from past students, but you also need to be careful. There are quite a few of reviews that are bad from the students that failed, etc. I would browse over some of the reviews but definitely don’t take any of them too seriously.
I think we’ve finally gone over enough of the overview for us to start talking about some of the specific schools that you might enlist in. I only used real Estate Express personally, but have done tons of research and talked to many people about the rest of the programs. I feel confident enough to pass along information.
Real Estate Express
The first school I want to talk about is the school that I personally used to get my license and that is real Estate Express. This is the one that I can give first hand experience for.
I think real Estate was the top pick for me for a variety of different reasons.
The pass rate- real Estate Express has one of the higher pass rates of all of the courses around. I really didn’t want to spend tons of time and money to just fail the class, so finding a course that has been known to put students through successfully was big to me.
The phone support-
This was actually probably the reason I ended up going with real Estate Express. A lot of the information when it comes to real estate isn’t going to be that exciting and sometimes you are going to need help. Real Estate Express is the only online course I know that offers phone support with your mentor. It helped me out so much, and I feel as though I was able to finish earlier rather than waiting for an email response.
Although there are so many negative reviews out there for real estate schools, I felt like all of the ones I read for real estate express were rather positive and actually made me want to give them a chance.
Overall I thought that real estate was made very professionally and made to last. It helped me get my real estate license and I know that it could help you as well.
The next school I want to talk about as far as online real estate schools go is Career Webschool.
I personally never used Career Webschool but I read a lot and did quite a bit of research. I believe that it is a very solid option and will be able to help you get your license as well.
I think the biggest thing that stood out to me about Career Webschool is the fact that they have tuition assistance. I’m not going to lie, paying for an online real estate isn’t an easy task. I truly believe that they care about their customers by offering tuition assistance.
Their pass rate is very similar to real Estate Express so you are going to have a good chance to pass if you put the time into it. I wasn’t a huge fan that they didn’t have phone support because of how hard the content can be, but you might really like Career Webschool after you read about it.
All of these schools slightly differ in someway so you have to decide what school is going to be best for your success. Career Webschool offers a demo so you can get a good idea of what you are getting into.
The last school I want to talk about as far as online Real estate schools go is Kaplan.
Kaplan is probably one of the most notable real estate schools out there as it is approved in almost every state out there and has put thousands through their program.
Kaplan is very similar to Career Webschool in many ways. You can get tuition assistance if you can’t pay for everything ahead of time.
What’s unique about Kaplan is that they have many different programs available for you to pick from. Regardless of what type of real estate you are trying to go into, Kaplan is going to have the plan that is going to work for you.
Well that’s all I have for my little summary for online real estate schools. I highly suggest that you do more research than just reading this article though. It is going to be a really big decision for you. Find a school that is going to help you pass the California real estate exam.
I suggest getting as many demos as possible and then going from there. The demos are going to give you a really good idea of what the program is going to be like. Thanks for the spending the time to read. I really hope that you have a ton of success in getting your real estate license!