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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Often at the last minute.  I have two today to complete for the end of the year.

Dec 30, 2016 02:25 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I always intend to do it in advance, but I end up doing it at the last moment. One year, I submitted proof of completion of continuing education with minutes to spare before my license expired. 

Dec 29, 2016 10:32 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We renew our licenses every two years so I try to take my CE classes the first year after renewal so I have a year to spare. 

Dec 30, 2016 05:23 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

If I am being proactive it is about six months. If I am being myself it is about a month!

Dec 30, 2016 03:15 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I like to have me CE completed by the end of September each year, It's a good feeling to do this and it also frees you up for a good run the last the 3 months each year !!

Dec 30, 2016 03:13 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Usually the final 2 weeks

Dec 30, 2016 02:39 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I start as far in advance as possible...like to get it out of the way early so there is no problem in case of an emergency comes up. Learned that lesson the hard way one year when I let it go till the last minute and finished just under the deadline. Never again...

 

Dec 29, 2016 10:59 PM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

This is an interesting question Shahar.  I like to start and complete my CE classes in just one month. Ideally, late spring/summer is ideal for me since this is our off-season compared to winter when it's very busy.  

Dec 29, 2016 10:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Shahar Hillel - usually just few hours before.....lol!

Dec 30, 2016 01:26 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Barely .... just made my CE in ethics for the end of the year. Finished on the 21st or something like that.

Dec 30, 2016 08:34 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

a few months before needed

Dec 30, 2016 08:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Usually not far enough. This time around for Illinois, 3 months in advance to get it over with!

Dec 30, 2016 06:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shahar Hillel At least six months or more. Things always happen as you get closer to the renewal date.

Dec 30, 2016 06:22 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always finish at least one year ahead of time. I also have more hours than needed because it is about education.

Dec 30, 2016 05:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

To meet the requirements. Usually several months in advance.

Dec 30, 2016 04:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm usually done 7-9 months prior to the year's deadline. With one of the required courses being an update on new laws and contracts, it's important to know that information asap.

Dec 30, 2016 04:13 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

I seem to be doing them about 6-8 months before they are due to be complete.

Dec 30, 2016 03:45 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Weekend before they are due

Dec 30, 2016 03:20 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Our CE can be taken at any time during the two year period immediately prior to the licence renewal date.

Dec 30, 2016 12:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just took 12 hours online since CAR provides us with 12 free CE class opportunities, per year.

Dec 30, 2016 12:00 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 take then months beofre they are due or needed as I like to be prepared.

Dec 30, 2016 03:56 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In Cali we can't start until 6 months before the expiration.

Dec 30, 2016 02:04 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I obtain designations

Dec 30, 2016 12:04 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I take them in January, contrast normally change the first of the year.

 

Dec 30, 2016 11:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm usually a photo finish online with that one!!!

Dec 30, 2016 09:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sooner than later.

Dec 30, 2016 08:39 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

As early as possible, especially if it's a topic of interest to me; I don't wait until last minute.

Dec 30, 2016 06:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I typically take at least 1 a month.

Dec 30, 2016 05:21 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I knock them off early. 

Jan 01, 2017 07:23 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'll take the classes when I'm not that busy.

Dec 30, 2016 07:22 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

My company offers them for free, so I try to get them finished as quickly as my schedule permits.  

Dec 30, 2016 02:12 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I like to get them complete at least 3 months (preferably 6 months) prior to the deadline.  I don't have to complete my CE until April of 2018, so I have some time.

Dec 30, 2016 08:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends.

Dec 30, 2016 06:29 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

It depends if there is something that comes along that is interesting I take advantage as it appears. As for CE typically I complete it a month or two prior most of the time.

Dec 03, 2017 08:18 AM
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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 take classes that interest me, and sometimes take way over the needed hours.

Jan 01, 2017 01:30 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I never really plan on when to take them. They just happen and I always have more than enough credits, because I like to stay on top of the new issues and rules in my state. 

Jan 01, 2017 12:30 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 like doing it mid-year.  Our EOY is just insanely busy here so, waiting until the last minute is very scary to me!

Dec 31, 2016 08:30 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

Not more than one or two months in advance.

Dec 31, 2016 05:54 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

When ever I can fit them into my schedule. if push comes to shove my license renews in January so I squeeze them in.. I have 2 left to do. 

Dec 31, 2016 05:48 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 It differs from state to state ....

Dec 30, 2016 08:09 PM