Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan (Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com)

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I would look forward to continuing ed, if the information wasn't so repetitive. The new stuff I would be happy to learn, the rest a waste of time.

Apr 10, 2015 04:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not look forward to continuing education classes. On the other hand, I have attended many outstanding classes as well as too many that I would prefer to forget.

Apr 10, 2015 03:05 AM
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Pamela STETSON
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors - Mahwah, NJ
I would love to help you buy or sell your home!

I actually love to take the classes! I can always learn something new. And, I find the interaction from other agents in class - priceless.

Apr 09, 2015 10:43 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not sure what you mean by ConEd, it is the NYC utility company.

Sep 15, 2018 07:00 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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We all have to complete CE, isn't it? Just do it.

Apr 11, 2018 10:27 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We take courses throughout the year, but we still need to do our Ethics training.

Apr 10, 2015 01:29 AM
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

In Florida, I must meet the continuing ed requirments every two years and have been doing so online for many years now.  Saves me commute time & gas and is just more convenient.

Apr 10, 2015 12:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's just a requirement and I do it .... now I do it online.... I can finish it in one long day!!!  it's a waste of my time.

Apr 10, 2015 12:05 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

In our area we do 30 hours every 3 years.  I always learn something new.  In fact just completed my hours, finger prints and am taking my package to the Board today. 

Apr 09, 2015 11:43 PM
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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I don't like webinars. I do well with classroom style when its subjects I like.

Apr 09, 2015 11:04 PM
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Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
The Best Real Estate School in Florida

Intriguiging question Robert. (In Florida, the Cont Ed is every 2 years btw).

I own and run the Climer School of Real Estate and I truly believe that it's the best Real Estate School in the entire state of Florida. My Continuing Education classes are extraordinary and very different. I make the experience extremely meaningful and relevant. 

Andy Brown, Head Instructor, Climer School of Real Estate, Orlando, FL
The Best Real Estate Instructor in Florida
www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com

Apr 09, 2015 11:00 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It is a required minimum standard that must be completed so not much thought goes into it. What is enjoyed from continuing edecation is that there's the moment when you realize "WOW, I didn't know that." then it all makes sense.

Apr 09, 2015 10:52 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert Smith I'm a little biased because I used to teach CE. There is always something to learn in the class. It always surprised me that some seasoned agents were not familiar with Fair Housing and State laws. It only wastes time for those who go into it with the wrong attitude.

Apr 09, 2015 10:39 PM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

These are great comments.  Thank you Susan, Annette, James, Pam and Jeff.

I agree that some agents feel the need to relate a little TMI, which wastes time, Susan Haughton.

Some instructors *are* better than others, for sure.  Locally, I have my favorites, too, and try to take one of their courses.

Pam Fiertz Meyers our local associaition does a similar all day event and it is quite enjoyable as well as educational.

I usually have all but the required 2 hours of legal update done well before the end of the licensing period, Jeff Pearl.  

Apr 09, 2015 10:32 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I take it online because I don't have the patience for those endless anecdotes that agents in the class cannot help but relate, even if they are not helpful or examples of proper behavior.  I guess when you have a room full of agents who are used to talking all the time, it's inevitable, but it is annoying because I am truthfully there to learn something. 

 

Apr 09, 2015 10:21 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It's a requirement, so I do it.

Look forward to it? It is preferred over an emergency trip to the dentist.

Apr 09, 2015 10:19 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It all depends on who is teaching the class.  This year I will enjoy it..

Apr 09, 2015 10:06 PM
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Pam Fiertz Meyers
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Severna Park, MD

Yes I look forward to it and here is why - Our local Realtor assocation holds an annual "real estate conference" at the local community college, with a full day of CE courses for a set price of under $75, including a box lunch and a happy hour reception afterward.  Vendors set up tables in the gymnasium and we all collect their pens, mini-flashlights etc, and put our cards in their bowls for prize drawings during happy hour (must be present to win).  So it is easy to get 6 hours of CE with a day of networking and free lunch, for a very reasonable cost.  If you go every year, you can complete 12 of your 15 hours that are needed bi-annually.  Practically painless!

Apr 09, 2015 10:02 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I take it throughout the year. Hate waiting and trying to do it all 2 weeks before license expires.

Apr 09, 2015 09:55 PM