Are you sick and tired with the current lifestyle that you are living? That 9-5 finally getting to you? Well then you should probably read my article. I have the solution for you and it can be life changing. That is real estate. Real estate in California is very profitable and can really make you some money if you decide to give it a try.
I tried real estate a few years ago and it has changed everything. There are so many different types of property out there so regardless of what you are looking for, California is a great state for you.
There is a lot that goes into real estate and you have to spend the time to make sure you understand everything fully. To become a real estate agent full time you must pass your state exam. There are a few different ways to pass your exam. One of which is the traditional classroom way and the other, which I believe is the best way, is to get your license online.
You can continue to keep up whatever other responsibilities you have on top of also getting your real estate license. Now before you say great let’s get into it, I have to give you some information.
There is going to be many hours that need to be put it. Along side of a few hundred dollars. Granit this is a very small investment for what you could make but I suggest you sit down and really think this over before you decide to go all in.
So like I mentioned above, you can normally design your schedule when it comes to getting your real estate license online. The material isn’t easier to learn, but at least you can choose how you want to go about it. Regardless of where you want to study, it is going to work out really good. All you need is your laptop and then you are good to go.
However none of these perks are going to mean anything if you pick the wrong school. After reviewing the online schools as a whole, I am going to get into specifics of some schools that you might consider picking.
All of the schools that I picked out are certified and are going to surely help you out. You define the need to do more work that just what I’m telling you though. There really is a lot that goes into it and you have to be 100% sure with your decision.
Wanting to learn in a classroom-
This is sometimes important for few. Some people simply don’t like learning or taking classes online. That is perfectly fine. There are still programs that have classroom settings for you such as Kaplan.
Sometimes you might not only want to do real estate. There are some courses that offer other services such as becoming a real estate broker. One of these schools that I’m going to get into is Career Webschool.
Making the right choice-
I really can’t express how important it is going to be make the right choice. There is so much that goes into getting your real estate license.
Now that we have gotten over some basic information and things you need to look for in a school, let’s start talking about some of the top rated schools for you to check out in California.
Real Estate Express-
This is my top choice as far as all of the real estate schools go. I personally used real Estate Express myself and find it very useful. They are the newest and have the best set up in my opinion.
One thing that I really liked about real Estate Express is that you have access to your instructor over the phone. The information in getting your real estate license can be really long and boring. Sometimes it is just best to go about talking to your instructor over the phone. It can be really helpful to talk to someone rather than wait two days for an email response.
I had a really helpful instructor and they made sure I was good all the time and checked in on me often.
The pass rate- this was another really important thing for me that I looked for when looking at real estate schools. I wanted to pay for a school that was going to help me pass. The pass rate at real Estate Express is about 80% which is the highest of all of the schools that I found.
Moving on to the next school I want to mention,
Career Web School
Career Webschool is another really good option and I think you’re going to like a lot that they bring to the table.
One trait that they brought to the table that I really liked was that they have tuition plans available. Having to pay for all of these real estate courses can get super pricey and it can be really hard to shovel up all of the cash up front.
Career Webschool has been around for a really long time and all of the people that have used it really like it. Again, I never personally used it but I’ve heard really good things about it.
Their pass rate is very similar to that of real estate express coming in at around 75% so you are going to have a good chance to pass your exam. One thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of is that they don’t have a money back guarantee on their product. I feel as though that these real estate schools should stand by their products.
Another thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of is that they don’t have phone support with the personal instructor. This for me was the reason that I didn’t use career Webschool to get my real estate license. The content with real estate can get really boring and sometimes it is best to talk to someone over the phone.
Now I am not saying career Webschool isn’t a good option, because it really is. I’m just saying why I personally didn’t go with it. Your learning style might be completely different from mine and that is perfectly fine. You might end up loving the school, who knows!
The last school I want to review as far as online real estate course in California go is Kaplan. Kaplan is probably one of the most recognizable online schools. They offer a variety of different course all over America so they are a very big school.
If you are one of the people that love going with the big name brands, then I suggest Kaplan. In my opinion though, they don’t have anything overly special about their school. In a lot of ways they are exactly like career Webschool.
The one thing that is really good about their school is the option to learn in a classroom if you so choose to. There are times when it works out really well to get help in a classroom. You are still taking the class online but meet in a classroom at times to get help.
Their pass rate was the lowest of the 3 that I reviewed coming in the low 70s. Again, that doesn’t mean that you can’t pass, just letting you know what it is. You have the option to get the text books online if you choose to do so as well.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kaplan when I’ve been doing my research so I think that it would be a good option if you choose to go that route.
I hope my little reviews of these schools really helped you get a good idea of what you might want to do. I want to tell you again though, there really is so much to these real estate schools and I highly recommend that you do much more research than just reading my article. I just wanted to give you a little outline to get you going in the right direction.
You are going to be spending hundreds of dollars and putting hundreds of hours into getting your real estate license as well, it is important that you go with the best school for you. Yes the best school for you. What might work for someone else might not work for you.
Almost all of these courses have demos and review videos out there of them. I highly recommend that you check out as many as possible and then find the situation that is going to work out best for you.
Again I really hope that this little article helped get you in the right direction as far as online real estate classes go. Good luck on your online real estate journey!