Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Utah School RE cramming class.

I did online at AR with help from all willing AR ambassadors.

 

Actually inside my car during lunch. I was the lucky ones.

Apr 25, 2016 04:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

good question, considering we're bombarded with students....

I took my real estate course when God was a child in 1978.... and at that time, we had the option of taking the Broker's exam...and that's what I did.... the course was one night a week for 10 weeks.... and the exam, obviously, was a standard fill in the circle with a #2 pencil and then wait for another 4 or 5 weeks for the results to come in the mail!!!   

I passed the first time, and I was the first one finished.... 

Apr 25, 2016 05:03 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I took an overview class once a week for a few Saturdays and then studied from the book and took practice exams.  Failure was not an option because I'd be disappointed in myself if I failed.  I passed.

I found a spelling error on one of the exam questions.  I brought it to the attention of the test staff and sadly, no one cared.  

Apr 25, 2016 05:03 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Passed it on the first try and also my Brokers' Exam. Upstate NY back in the 1980's then Florida in Sarasota many, many flushes ago!

Apr 25, 2016 04:41 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I can't remember but that photo looks awfully familiar!!  I do know I passed the first try and expected nothing less.

Apr 25, 2016 05:13 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I can't remember what it cost but not as much today. It was almost 3 months & we met in the basement of the Holiday Inn from 6 to 9. I believe it was 2 a week.

Passed 1st time out in 1981. Then the market went belly up with interest rates at 18%. Started all over again in 1983.

As Sam said, then for my brokers I used the Utah School of RE.

Apr 25, 2016 04:55 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I took a Real Estate class as one of my electives at Southern NH University in 1985 at the age of 17. The professor when learning I would be taking the exam at the end made a frequest example of me in a class of 21 to 40 years olds. I got an A in the class, my 40 plus hours of c;ass time to take the test. Took it at 18 and passed. I went back 2nd semester to show him my license. 

Apr 25, 2016 10:09 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Six weeks in a small class here in Fort Wayne in 2007.  I've never been a good student, but I passed on the first try.  I've used about 5% of what I learned in that dreaded class in my true real estate career.  Those classes teach you how to pass a test, not be a successful Realtor.  

Apr 25, 2016 09:54 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I took my real estate class in Tampa, FL in 2004. I am currently licesed in both Florida and Georgia.

Apr 25, 2016 09:45 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I took mine shortly after Barbara Todaro ... in 1980.  God was a teenager by then.  LOL   I studied at night with cassette tapes in the basement of a real estate office, as time allowed from my day job.  I was the first one done with the test and had to double check that I didn't miss a section.  I passed the first time.  

Apr 25, 2016 06:54 AM
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Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

I used an online course (Allied School of Business).  I committed 4 hours a day 5 days a week, for two months.  I then did my review course with a two-DVD set, it took about two days. The cost was around $900.

I passed my state test on the first try, missing only two questions and ahead of all other applicants.  In fact, the proctors were surprised when I came out of the room so quickly.  One question was not covered on my course work and the other one, I had right the first time and went back and changed it to the wrong answer.

Having said all that, I'm a good self-learner.  It's all a matter of preference, but I would recommend online courses for anyone that's disciplined enough to commit to it.  It's less expensive and the material and course design were excellent.  

 

 

Apr 25, 2016 06:43 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lumbleau (local) school had the answers for me when I started out. When I went for the Broker testing, I took out some additional insurance and searched out four top schools and their materials and read them all...I walked out 2nd from the Broker test in record time and I KNEW I passed

Apr 25, 2016 06:41 AM
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John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Apparently lots of smarty pants here, I did a self study program while working full time, I spent 2-3 hours a night for 12 weeks that I paid $599 for, and then took the test that I felt I was very prepared for, passed the general but missed the state by 1 point. I retook the state a week later, which was the soonest it was allowed and passed.

On a side note when I went in to get my fingerprints at another real estate school they received a phone call that I could not help but over hear, it went something like this, "Hello" then she whispered to the rest in the office "It's him again" " whats that, you did not pass? How many times has it been now that you have taken the test ..."74" was the answer, I looked up and asked them to please give me that persons name, because if he ever does get licensed and I do a deal with him, I want to make sure to watch every thing he does.

Apr 25, 2016 06:31 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Classroom at the Board with an Orlando school that has a great reputation and has been in business for years. It was nights and weekends, 2 or 3 weeks, not sure as this was back in '08. Cost was higher than online, but don't recall the exact amount. Passed the EOC exam and State exams both on the first try.

The sad part is that there were 7 in my class and only 3 of us passed both exams the first time. Two of the others never managed to pass the EOC exam, even after retaking the course so dropped out. The other 2 eventually managed to pass, both had to retake the course and failed the State exam the first time so very dismal results.

Thjs was in '08 and, as of 2-3 years ago, I am the only one from our class still practicing RE.

 

Apr 25, 2016 06:25 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It was at the local board in 2005; 45 hours Mon through Friday and 2.5 hour test on Saturday. Took an hour and fifteen minutes and turned it in and asked if I was sure; go back to your seat and will call when scored. Ten minutes later called to the front and told you passed with none wrong! Monday morning took the state test and had my license the next week. I know it was not expensive.

Apr 25, 2016 06:09 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

2001, AZ, salesperson hours 90. 500 bucks. Passed 1st try. Taught myself. Terrible instructor.
2004, AZ, Brokers hours 90. Five hundred bucks. Passed 1st time. Fabulous instructor.

Apr 25, 2016 05:54 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Apr 2014 - Mar 2015 via Kaplan Real Estate, online. It ran $700something for 6 months of access then I had it extended another 6 months for $300something. I kept letting "life and laziness" - and even some philosophical differences with the way things are done in the industry -  get in the way.

All told I did the actual 168 credit hours of coursework and the exam prep across only about 3 or 4 of those 52 weeks of access. {rolls eyes at self}

I passed the CO and National exams in April 2015 first try. Then I enjoyed the heck out of my summer and fall and finally interviewed then selected a brokerage then submitted for my associate broker's license this past winter.

When I lay it all out like that it sounds like a lot of time wasted. Which is true. If I'd fast-tracked myself I could be almost 2 years in by now. On the other hand, by the time I actually got my license this past December I was 100% sure about my decision to jump into the pool and had pre-shaped a lot of how I plan to do business. :0)

Apr 25, 2016 05:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Fred, in 1989 only 45 hours was required so I started on Monday, ended at 12:00 on Friday, tool my test at 1:00 that afternoon, and passed 1hour and 15 minutes later. Two years ago the broker test took 4 hours so things have changed.

Apr 25, 2016 05:23 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Six week night class, passed it the first time, for my Brokers, took an online course and passed it the first time.

Apr 25, 2016 11:42 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I've had two license in two states. The first time I took the RE exam was in 1991 - Orlando FL: I took a class through the community college and then a weekend refresher right before I took the test. You see, it was only offered so often. We had to go to a big warehouse facility. I don't recall where but, think of a large room at the fairgrounds with tables crammed in and a several hundred people taking the exam at the same time. Back then, we took the test with a #2 pencil. This test was in 3 parts and you could re-take the part you didn't pass. You could pay a big fee to have someone grade your test right then and there, or you could wait until it was sent away and your results mailed to you. Since I didn't need my license right away, I waited. My results came in the mail the day before my wedding! Not wanting anything to damper my spirits, I tucked the envelope in a drawer. When we returned from our honeymoon in Jamaica late in the night, the first thing I did was pull that envelope out to find that I had passed with flying colors! 

The second time I took the RE exam was in 2007 - Raleigh, NC: I took the class through a local RE school. My kids were 2nd and 4th grade. I knew I had to pass or I couldn't face my kids. This time the test was computerized. You could only miss so many questions. Once you finished or failed too many questions, the screen flashed your result in front of you. I did pass with an 88 or 89. My kids comments were: "Mom, that's just a 'B'!" 

Apr 25, 2016 10:17 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My real estate school was amazing.  The first 2-weeks was the stuff required for the exam, and I passed the first time.  The second 4-weeks were intense sessions on financing, contracts (they were 2-pages of tiny print and we could recite them at the end), listing presentations, working with buyers and the basics of life on the streets.  We had class in the mornings, and in the afternoons we previewed (usually 10 properties a day) in our immediate market areas and, at our offices, sat in on stuff like floor duty and marketing training.  During this period, I got my first listing - a renovated Dupont Circle mansion.  It was the old Shannon & Luchs Academy of Real Estate.  That was in 1983, and many of the people in my class are still highly productive Realtors.  

And if they'd had blogs back then, they would have had us on ActiveRain, with training on writing posts to market ourselves and our listings, not asking stupid questions of other bloggers.

Oh, and the company reimbursed my tuition when I affiliated with Shannon & Luchs!

Apr 25, 2016 02:57 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Took my classes online with Kaplan.  I think it was great.  Worked at my own pace, cost was a little more than some other ways of earning my licenses.  We actually had 2 online/phone classes a week. Direct access to instructors.  Yes, my first try I passed.

Apr 25, 2016 01:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I can't remember those details, except that I passed the first time back in 2002. I don't recall that it was expensive. And then I had to take some more courses when I cam to California in 2005

Apr 25, 2016 01:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin it was many moons ago so I do not remember most of the things - except that I attended weekend course (a requirement), scheduled the exam next week (earliest available date) passed with flying colors - in about two weeks since I had a thought of becoming a real estate agent.

Apr 25, 2016 01:14 PM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

I was a pre-licensing Instructor for the state of Illinois..I am retired from teaching now..just SELLING homes since 1985. The cost is 595.00 for the broker's license. The majority of my students passed the first time & yes the tests are harder now & more costly.  But..I always used math formulas that helped the students & advised them to read the chapters 3 times. The students remembered that way & passed 1st time.  

Apr 25, 2016 01:09 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I went to the Watson school of real estate in Jacksonville, Florida. It was back in 1999 and I don't remember how much it cost.

Apr 25, 2016 01:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I bought a book at the bookstore and studied for the exam. No classes were needed almost 36 years ago.

Apr 25, 2016 12:11 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Courses offered by our State Association. The quality of instruction there is excellent.

Apr 25, 2016 11:02 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Fred Griffin That photo looks like my father's third grade classroom. He sat in second desk on left.  No, he wasn't taking real estate classes, but he excelled at math.

 

Apr 25, 2016 10:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Started at UWSP 35 years ago with continuing classes and other opportunities along the way, never totaled the cost or the bennies.

Apr 25, 2016 09:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Back in the mid-late 90s at a place that is no longer in business.  Also did a Duane Gomer seminar the week before the test.  Passed with flying colours the first time through!

Apr 25, 2016 08:33 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Took the agent class course back in mid 1970s in Honolulu. The instructor was so outrageous, several people quit on the first day. But he certainly made you remember things and, of course, I passed the state test no problems. Didn't go into real estate then. Took it again in the late '80s. Instructor not memorable, but passed anyway. Then went into real estate for good in 2006, took an online course. It took 10 days to study and take the test and passed it. Took the broker's course online in 2009 in California, and the test twice, 3 months apart, and passed. Was tutored for a couple of weeks in Hawaii for its broker's course in 2013; took it twice, 1 week apart, and passed it. Their laws are very different, California is a Trustee state and Hawaii a Lien state. My take? It's a lot harder to become a broker in California and Hawaii; the tests are WAY harder than the agent ones.

Apr 25, 2016 08:31 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I went to our local junior college. It was so long ago I have no idea of cost but I did pass on the first try😊

Apr 25, 2016 08:27 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I passed the exam on my first try and I was the first in the enormous group to finish...yes, I am a bit competitive .   Later when I took my Broker's exam, passed it on the first time as well.    So long ago I don't remember the cost.

Apr 25, 2016 07:50 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did 3 weeks of IN CLASS tudies.    I passed will tests on first try inluding my Brokers

Apr 25, 2016 07:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I took it via correspondence.  I passed. A

Apr 25, 2016 06:26 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not remember, but it was easy and I did pass from the first time. 

Apr 25, 2016 06:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I took the Principles course in Northern Virginia at a real estate school in 1985. I don't recall how much it cost. The course took six weeks plus one week for a license prep course. I did pass on the first try. I also passed the Broker's exam on the first try in 1990.

Apr 25, 2016 06:13 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It was a local school and I attended a two week day time class.  Took the state exam and passed first time. I don't remember the cost though.

Apr 25, 2016 05:39 AM
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Anna Valencia Tillery
White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery - Vero Beach, FL
"Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible"

This is a great way to get folks engage for sure! Fred Griffin , I do not have my real estate license but of the may friends I have that do more than half passed on the first try and many did the schooling online.

 

Apr 25, 2016 05:16 AM
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Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

Online course(Allied) in CA .  Studied evenings for 3-4 months before taking state exam in Santa Barbara CA in 2005.   Passed test 1st go around fortunately. 

 

Apr 30, 2016 02:30 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It was so long ago, the school is no longer around.   LOVE Sam's answer!  

Apr 29, 2016 12:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not that room but close.  No it was about $1000 for 2 weeks of schools and we had daily tests and yes I pass the first time around.

Apr 28, 2016 10:58 PM
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Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

This post is great! May 5 will be my 1 year licensed in MA. Course cost $100 (I had a groupon and groupon had a discount) it was 4 days (2 weekends) in April, scheduled the test for May 5 (earliest possible) test and license combined was about $300. They told us in the class that the test automatically shuts down when you reach a passing score-I finished in an hour nothing happened so I assumed I failed-NOPE passed the first time! The test does NOT shut down once you hit a passing score... I know a couple of people who took the test more than 8 times and did not pass.

 

The instructor also told us (about 30 in the class) that most people won't pass the first time. 

 

 

Apr 26, 2016 04:24 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I put in the hours in the real estate school, which was across the street from the real estate office that I worked part time as their front-desk secretary. This was nearly 20 years ago, before the "on line" study was available.  Anyone could go in at any time to log in their hours and listen to the cassette lessons.  Or, they would have "live" instructions set for three hours in the evening, but I never did that because I was a young single-mom and the flexible time worked better for me, and there was no way I could do evening live lessons.   At "school" we would sign in and get the lessons which were all pre-recorded on cassette tapes.  We had our own notebooks filled with print outs to go along with the lessons on the tapes.  After listening to the taped lesson, you give the tape back to the front desk and get the next one.  You'd leave, and let them know and that's how they counted your in-school hours.  During that time, you could always go on one of the 3 computers they had in the study area and start the test which went along with the assigned lessons.  The questions and answers were mutliply choice and were straight off the state licensing exam.  Many people didn't even bother to listen to the taped lessons.  They just sit at the computer and learn the Q&A's by rote.  They'd make the motion of getting the taped lessons, but never listen to them.   I did.  The instructor was very good on the tapes and he explained a lot . . . more than the Q&A on the computer.  I sat in the little cubicle for 140 hours total, did my assignments, took the computer tests.  I forget the costs of real estate school, it was years ago.  I forget the costs of the state exam, which I did not pass the first round.  The second round I scored 76, and the passing grade was 75 or above.  LOL.

Apr 26, 2016 03:49 AM
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LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

I'm fairly a newbie still (3 yrs) and remember everything perfectly:

Hondros School of Business - Columbus OH 

Jan-April (Tuesday & Thursday nights only from 6pm-10)

Cost: $1300.00 (included tuition and books and 1 day cramming session)

I studied several days a week at home AND did all the practice tests after each chapter - passed state and national tests 1st try - same day - back to back.

Apr 26, 2016 02:28 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Sales license was in June of 2009 at a large school in Louisville, KY.  I sat in a classroom 8-10 hours a day, 6 days a week for 2 weeks. Passed the exam the first time I took it, with some very good scores. This class cost $595 if I remember correctly, and $100 to sit for the exam.

Broker exam was online with Todd Thornton and his RealEstateRenegade online school, which is now greatwaytolearn.com. The class was $499 and $100 to sit for the exam. I was able to forego the 48 hour Law course due to other education I had already taken, saving $499.

The Broker's License started out as a friendly competition with a GRI classmate. I finished the class (just about) during the free demo week. Then I learned I had to be in the class for 30 days, per KY law, but I was finished with the Broker class in about 2 weeks, due to the three projects it required. I passed the Broker's exam on the first try also. That is quite a story to tell as well. Darn Pearson Vue!

Apr 26, 2016 12:16 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Utah

in 1874

$1

long enough for the ink to dry on the handwritten license

what test??!! 

Apr 25, 2016 11:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not attend a real estate school. I went to law school.

Apr 25, 2016 11:24 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Took my florida school in California a few weeks before we moved.

Didn't cost that much, but can't remember

Didn't pass the state test the first time but passed the school test fine.

State test had to take the extra class to take the test - then BAM passed on try 1!

Apr 25, 2016 11:10 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Three licenses for different states, all online and passed on the first try. I am licensed in California, Tennessee and Florida. California was the hardest test in 1986. Tennessee easiest and Florida trickiest.

Apr 25, 2016 10:43 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I took my course so long ago I have no idea what it cost. It was two weeks of daily classes at my Association's school Finished the test in 20 minutes and passed.

Apr 25, 2016 10:16 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So long ago the Dead Sea was just ill.  I only needed to take 3 courses.  I don't remember the cost, but I did pass on the first try.

Apr 25, 2016 10:00 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Exempt in Illinois! Took the 7 day wonder course for a broker's license in Florida!

Apr 25, 2016 09:58 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Arizona School of Real Estate. Two weeks and $450 for the crash course if memory serves. Then I did a Utah online school for state specific differences for the Utah license. I didn't ask for help from my AR bodies for the second one. 

Apr 25, 2016 09:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not remember how many weeks . It was in 1992. I passed the first time.

Apr 25, 2016 09:50 PM
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Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

In MA the class is designed to get you to pass the test. Most students take away very little in usable knowledge.

Apr 25, 2016 09:07 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The older agents sitting for the test to get their licenses were nervous and worried about another failing grade. I was lucky to go directly for the broker's license and pass first time but was just fresh out of college and used to testing. Practicing for 36 years!

Apr 25, 2016 08:59 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

4 day intensive on Maui and yes, passed my exam on the first try.

Apr 25, 2016 07:05 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In California.

In the 1990s. 

I don't remember the cost - it was asssociated with a real estate broker.

I believe the classes were held over a few weeks.

I did pass the first time.   I finished the three hour test pretty quickly and the proctor of the state exam asked if I was giving up and I told him that I knew the material and had checked it three times before handing it in.  He told me I would know my results in about six weeks and learned I passed about a week later.  

Apr 25, 2016 05:57 PM