Are you attempting to get your real estate license in the state of Illinois? Well you picked a really good path. Getting your license can easily change your life if you put the time into it. You can pick to go the traditional classroom route if you want, but the more popular route is to go about getting your license online. I personally got my license online and loved everything about it. I think it saved me so much time and money.
I wanted to write you a little article on what you need to look for when you are trying to get your license in the state of Illinois. There really is a ton of information when it comes to online real estate schools in Illinois. A lot of the reviews that you see are actually going to be rather negative and could give you the wrong idea.
Like I said, there’s a lot that goes into the real estate industry. I think it is important to cover some of the important basics before we talk about specific schools themselves.
Why are there so many bad real estate schools out there?
This is actually a very complex question, but I’m going to do my best to answer it anyway. I would say the biggest reason these courses aren’t as good anymore is because they are very outdated. Some of these schools have been around for a really long time now, and some haven’t even changed since then.
When online courses became the norm to get your real estate license, everyone wanted to jump on board. This is when a giant group of them decided to hop on board. This was really good at the beginning because people had so many different options and the prices were kept down. Well like most things in life, all good things must come to an end at some point.
These courses came out about 15 years ago and some haven’t even changed since then. Information on the real estate tests changes all the time, so studying outdated information isn’t going to get you anywhere. Now this doesn’t mean it isn’t possible for you to pass the test, you just have to be much more aware of what you are studying.
A lot of the courses for getting your real estate license in Illinois don’t work well on your phone or tablet. If you are anything like me, this is a major bummer for you. I use my phone all the time and it would be much easier to study on the go. Some of these companies have tried to create a mobile version and then it didn’t turn out that good.
The outdated material is something that has caused people tons of problems. Some people have even said that they failed because of it. I highly suggest you find a program that is going to be as updated as possible.
I think that’s enough background on the foundation of real estate online. It’s time we move into talking about the actual specific schools. I personally used real Estate Express to get my license, but it is entirely up to you what you end up using. Each course is going to be different in their own ways, so it is up to you to decide which one you want to use. I am going to give you a little preview that should help you go in the right direction.
The first school that I want to talk about is Real Estate Express
Like I mentioned above, this is the school that I used to get my real estate license so I have a ton of first hand experience. They have helped more than 200,000 people get their license through their program. It is very doable if you put the time and effort into it. I decided to go with Real Estate Express because of their high pass rate. I didn’t want to spend tons of time and money just to fail a course, so I really made sure to find one that was going to help me. Their pass rate changes all the time, but it is still on of the higher ones you will find.
I really liked that there was phone support with real estate express. It made it really easy for me to learn some of the information that I was learning. Let’s be real, some of these facts can be really boring and hard to grasp. This is when talking on the phone to a real person is really important. It can help you learn so much faster.
The next school that I want to talk about is Career Webschool.
Again, I didn’t use this school myself, but I made sure to do a ton of research and talk to many people to make sure that I had the right information to give to you. Career webschool is a really popular service that is going to give you every chance to get your real estate license. The thing that I really liked about Career webschool is that they offer tuition assistance for you. Sometimes paying for a real estate school can be really expensive up front, and it can be super helpful to develop a plan that works for you.
The program looks good from what i’ve seen and there are some decent reviews on it as well. If you are interested in going with career webschool, I highly suggest that you download their demo so that you can look more into what you are going to be paying for. Demos are a really good way for you to preview what you are going to be paying for, and see how the learning style is.
I suggest downloading as many demos as possible for the schools that you are thinking about going with. You can then compare the learning styles and see which one is going to be the best fit for you.
The last school I want to go over is one of the most popular, which is Kaplan.
Kaplan, or as you also might here it; Kaplan by Brightwood Education by Kaplan, is another very popular and respectable online real estate school for you to choose from. They have been around for years and have also put many students through their program.
The thing with Kaplan that stood out to me is that you can use them to renew your education, and to continue your current education. They are very open and helpful to whatever you are in store for.
Kaplan is very similar to real Estate Express, in the sense of connecting with an instructor and their pass rate. Again, the number changes so not really worth listing, but it is still very high compared to other schools out there. You can also connect with your instructor very easily from what I’ve heard.
Kaplan is another program that offers payment plans, so if you aren’t entirely sure that you are going to be able to pay for it, they are going to work with you to make sure that everything works out for both sides.
That’s basically a wrap for the online real estate schools that I wanted to talk about. I thought it was going to be really important to give you a slight intro to what you might be interested in. I personally only used real Estate Express, but I’ve also heard the other ones that I talked about are good options as well.
If you are interested in using any of these programs, I highly suggest that you get the demos and check out what they have to offer. The demo is going to give you a really good idea of what the overall program is like.
Finding a real estate school is going to be a really big deal and time commitment. I highly suggest that you take plenty of time to make sure you are getting the very best school for you. There is no rush for finding the best school!
Thanks for spending the time to read my little article! I’m sure that you are going to be able to find the best school with research. The more you read about your potential school, the more you are going to learn about it. There are so many different reviews out there, it can be hard to gather your thoughts with one article/ post. Good luck on your real estate journey!