Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I just completed my required CE courses online.  Complete waste of time and I wish I could just send them the money and not have to pretend to have learned something in the ridiculous courses available.  To me it is nothing but a money grab!

Dec 11, 2016 08:18 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I've only taken in-class 

Dec 11, 2016 07:36 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Once in a while I'll do an on-line course  but I prefer the interaction in a classroom setting and obtain much more out of the class. We have classroom settings come to us so they are so convenient..hard not to make time for them.

Dec 11, 2016 07:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dennis Swartz In-class allows interaction among the students. Makes it more interesting. I hope everyone who thinks CE is a waste of time will at least pay attention to the legal updates. I've taught CE for several years and always find it hard to believe that a lot of agents are not familiar with State regulations that can affect their license status.

Dec 11, 2016 09:09 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Online ... I can complete the courses anytime. 

Yes, I do wish there was more meaningful content in CE coursework.

Dec 11, 2016 08:49 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Prefer online in Florida, but leaning toward in-class CE for Illinois!

Dec 11, 2016 08:10 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I prefer in class live

Dec 11, 2016 07:55 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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In-class always

Dec 11, 2016 07:01 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I go to class, no on-line for me. I don't find the CE classes I attend to be a waste... I always learn important new things at the ones I attend.

Dec 11, 2016 09:32 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Classroom

Dec 11, 2016 09:06 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I tend to learn more in a classroom, but I will be doing a lot of my CE online.

Dec 11, 2016 08:23 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I absolutely prefer in-class CE.  This provides an opportunity to ask questions and get clarity. And CE can be interesting if the topic pertains to issues you are dealing with.

Dec 11, 2016 08:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I prefer online

Dec 11, 2016 07:57 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

online

Dec 11, 2016 07:53 AM
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Online. Classroom interaction is nice and can be more interesting but I never seem to have the time. Online can be completed early in the morning and late at night.

Dec 11, 2016 07:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dennis,

We do a combination.

Dec 11, 2016 07:16 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I wish it was all taught by the state's RE attorneys involved in recent cases.

Dec 11, 2016 07:16 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

If in-class courses started on time, didn't have a bazillion breaks, and didn't go off on tangents, I'd prefer to do it in-class. However, with the way in-person classes seem to go, I prefer to get my information online.

The only issue with on-line is sometimes there are technical glitches and sometimes the information is out of date/incorrect. I usually report those issues.

Dec 12, 2016 03:54 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

I like both, nice to stay in my recliner and learn, and nice to visit with the other attendees.

It would be nice if we could combine both of these positives.

Dec 11, 2016 04:51 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

I do mine 100% online, so I can do them whenever it is convenient for me.  Also, there always seems to be someone(s) in those in-class CE classes that is love with the sound of their own voice, so that the conversation get hijacked.

Dec 11, 2016 01:15 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

As someone said, this is a loaded question. The answers speak for themselves. 

Dec 11, 2016 01:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am a in class type of person to meet others in the class.

 

Dec 11, 2016 11:37 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I personally prefer in person, but that means I can't procrastinate.  My license renewed last month, and this month I have already started filling in the requirements for my next round of CE.

Dec 11, 2016 11:21 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

On line is fine, but I really prefer a classroom setting. This way people can share experiences and sometimes that can be the best learning of the class. 

Dec 11, 2016 09:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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In class.  I am a CE instructor and we have some great choices for agents.

Dec 11, 2016 09:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I prefer online and I wish some of the classes were more relevant.  

Dec 11, 2016 08:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

online ONLY....

Dec 11, 2016 07:09 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I prefer in class, I get distracted too easily with online instruction. I wish we had better offerings as well.

Dec 14, 2016 04:00 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

On line without a doubt.

Dec 14, 2016 06:21 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I prefer taking the classes in person mainly for the networking opportunities it presents. In October I took a CRS class and sat next to someone who gave me a referral. I was able to get it closed in November and the class was a win/win all the way around!  :)

Dec 13, 2016 08:38 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

I do like to attend classes due to the interaction, but sometimes time is crucial and need to take on-line.

Dec 13, 2016 11:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I prefer in-class if I have the time. Online is okay in a pinch but I lose the interaction.

Dec 12, 2016 02:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Online is the best.  CE tends to be a waste of time in most industries.  I used to enjoy it in the IT world though because the webinars I atteneded were all about the latest cyber attacks (how they happened, lessons learned and new vulnerabilities).  That was just some serious fun stuff to fill 40 hours a year!

 

I've seen the RE CEs and yeah, not impressed.

Dec 12, 2016 02:17 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I get a book every year which I find to be the best for me

Dec 12, 2016 06:19 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I perfer in class.

Dec 12, 2016 02:39 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In class by al means...

Dec 11, 2016 08:05 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I usually do online to save time and money.

Dec 11, 2016 07:19 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm taking right now 12 hours( free by CAR) CE classes online. 

Dec 11, 2016 07:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I do half and half - I do the electives online and the BIC updates in person and enjoy them both for different reasons!

Dec 11, 2016 05:09 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Our Board offers some good CE classes; I take one now and then.  But I always do the 14 hour online course, just to be sure I get the required number of hours.

Dec 11, 2016 03:55 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dennis Swartz - online is easy!

Dec 11, 2016 02:58 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Online is always preferred

Dec 11, 2016 02:52 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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OnLine -- it offers me better flexibility for my use of time management

Dec 11, 2016 01:54 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 prefer on-line with the exception of in-class from a couple of instructors that I really like.

Dec 11, 2016 12:22 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I do both depending on what i need.

Dec 11, 2016 12:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Online, yes I do. At least mix up the same ole' info.

Dec 11, 2016 11:19 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Well that's a loaded question!  :)

I'd prefer in-class... if they were "better".   For efficiency sake I typically do them on-line.

Dec 11, 2016 09:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Online because of the poor quality of many of the CE instructors.

Dec 11, 2016 08:07 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Online 100%

Dec 11, 2016 07:36 AM