Dean Damron, Financing  the dream for over 25 years! (MMC Lending Inc.)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good luck,  Dean. Duane Gomer has served me well in  California for continuing education requirements.  They have programs for obtaining brokers licensing.

Feb 22, 2019 01:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lumbleau in California blew me away with their prepping. I was the second person to walk-out of the licensing room. Would have been the first but I doubled checked my answers. The answers just flowed from all that quality prepping. I even called the guy and thanked him profusely saying I would tell this story. Here I am Broker and telling it !

Feb 22, 2019 12:40 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I always get my materials from Duane Gomer.  I read, take the practice exams and then take the tests, all online.  Duane Gomer holds in person sessions, too and I hear that people really like them, though I have not attended one.

Feb 22, 2019 12:32 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have used First Tuesday for renewing my sales license twice. Try them for Broker license prep. 

Good luck!

Feb 22, 2019 12:20 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I am a Duane Gomer kind of guy and I never had any desire to take on more liability by becoming a broker in the most litigious state in the nation....

Feb 23, 2019 12:04 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

The regular training was more than enough, no need for any extras here.

Feb 22, 2019 10:42 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Good luck, Dean! I'm in North & South Carolina and got my broker's license so long ago, I don't even think they had online prep courses then! LOL

Feb 22, 2019 06:50 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dean,

Ron used a couple of firms that sold exams, and he spent a couple of weeks boning up on them.  It worked for him.  A

Feb 22, 2019 01:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry... not being in California, I'm not much help. But there are quite a few Active Rain members here who are from CA and can hopefully help you out.

Feb 22, 2019 11:50 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

why not just learn the material and pass the test rather than crash courses.... I'm in MA not CA but there's no magic bullet here for us....

Feb 22, 2019 11:38 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can't help with the CA part of your question but an agent under me used PassPassPass or something like it and he got his money out of it.

Feb 22, 2019 11:38 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never heard of PassPassPass. Just StudyStudyStudy and you'll do fine.

Feb 23, 2019 06:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You got a few good CA suggestions here. Have no clue. My licenses in Illinois and Florida were pre-computer days!

Feb 23, 2019 12:20 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good luck to you Dean Damron you have many great answers here. 

Feb 22, 2019 09:35 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I just used the Kaplan prep books and flash cards.  Easy, peezy!

Feb 22, 2019 03:19 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good suggestions.

Feb 22, 2019 02:15 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sorry, I never heard of this program. Good luck on the CA broker test.

Feb 23, 2019 06:41 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

The school I attended had sample tests to prepare me.

Mar 08, 2019 11:23 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Study big time the last 24 hours.

 

Feb 26, 2019 12:33 PM
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Dean Damron
MMC Lending Inc. - Lancaster, CA
Financing the dream for over 25 years!

Wow.  Thank you all very much for all of the input.   I really appreciate it!

Feb 24, 2019 12:03 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 24, 2019 07:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not even recall the company that I used for broker prep exam.  Prior to today, I had not heard of Duane Gomer.  Yet, I see many of my CA AR friends have. I wish you all the best. 

Feb 23, 2019 10:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I took my exam back in August and passed on the first attempt.  I used Duane Gomer's exam prep classes and studied my arse off.  I finished the first section in 20 mintues... before the proctors were even setup for people to finish.  The second section took me about 30 minutes.  First one done both times.  Easy-peasy.  I also got the audio downloads from John Henderson's exam prep program.  Listened to those exclusively for a couple weeks.

 

I went to the La Palma test center.  I live a couple hours north in Ventura County.  I stayed the night and it was well worth it!  Was very well rested and had a hotel room to kill 3 hours in while waiting for the second half of the exam.

 

All in all, I spent close to $600 between the two exam prep courses and the hotel room.  Best money spent!

Feb 23, 2019 09:03 AM
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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

Sorry, I don't know California courses.

Feb 23, 2019 07:30 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Good luck on your exam.  I have not heard of PASS PASS PASS but if it works for you that is what counts.

Feb 23, 2019 06:45 AM