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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Am I missing something? 

More Americans die from influenza than from coronavirus but we don't cancel school, stockpile hand santizer, or close theme parks. 

More pedestrians die in one city each year than the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the entire country.  Yet, we continue to walk places.

I could go on and on with examples.  Yes, coronavirus is a problem.  Yes, our country's response to it is even worse.  But is the best solution really for everyone to hole up in their houses and not have contact with the outside world?


Mar 05, 2020 04:56 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

That makes the assumption that every student has access to high speed internet and is capable of being self-disciplined enough to do their work.

Mar 05, 2020 05:19 AM
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

Online education has been a growing trend. This may put a new focus on that option in public schools... not just in the short term but long term as well. That could be a very good thing. 

Just remember:

Mar 05, 2020 07:20 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Ridiculous & paranoid. Close the whole district because 1 person is sick.

Mar 05, 2020 05:37 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I think the paranoia is out of hand over the Coronavirus but in a rural State like ND 95% of the classes are on line anyway Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes 

Mar 05, 2020 05:29 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    This Coronavirus is being blown out of proportion by the Globalists (and their Dem lackeys).  They are desperate to stop the Populist movement that is sweeping the Western world (Brexit, MAGA, Yellow Vests, etc.).  They know that FEAR is the easiest way to control the masses.  Sure, CV is a deadly disease, but so are the common cold and influenza, which kill far more people than Coronavirus.  

Mar 05, 2020 07:25 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like online classes, and in person classes, good that we have both options.

Mar 05, 2020 07:04 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is certainly better than cancelled classes which need to be made up in summer.

Mar 05, 2020 05:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Watch remote programming for all types of education explode.

Mar 05, 2020 04:58 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The country of Italy has shut down all their schools, out of an over abundance of caution today.  Home schooling has been using online learning for a while now (from what I've been told by those parents) and it hasn't been an issue.  This may work to parent's advantage.

Mar 04, 2020 09:42 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Check out Carol Williams chart on causes of death every day.  This whole thing is blown out of proportion.  I was at Costco yesterday afternoon and there were NOT long lines of people at the checkout. All normal.  And I didn't see any hoarding going on.  So no I don't think online classes is necessary.  Perhaps it's valuable for home schoolers......

Mar 05, 2020 10:29 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Class interaction can stimulate but online functions.  Give me function

Mar 05, 2020 06:45 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mayra, I received my PDH Academy booklet out of Pewaukee, Wisconsin last Saturday that meets the Indiana Real Estate Commission specifications for the 12 CE hours due by June 30th this summer. 

It is a written correspondence CE course that I can work on anywhere and not be tied to a computer.  I like to use a highlighter and mark the pages up and this is my preferred way to learn,  so new virus or not I plan to stay with my written CE correspondence course from PDH Academy.

Stay safe and I am pleased to see that many medical experts are now stating publicly the value of taking large doses of quality Vitamin C to keep the immune system healthy.  

Mar 05, 2020 06:20 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is possible the IT folks can replace all class room teachers and eliminate the need for brick and mortar schools.  Unfortunately, this REAL alternative will not actually reduce the cost of education. 

This 'crisis' may be the event to look more closely at a new look at public education. How many classroom currently rely on devices to deliver instruction? We are more that half way to this solution but too much power is in the hands of business as usual to  make the obvious change.

Looks a lot like the business as usual status of real estate brokerage.

Mar 05, 2020 05:12 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Practically speaking I think it is better than potential exposure.

Mar 05, 2020 04:43 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When will this end?  In Dallas there is a run on food, bottled water, and hand sanitizer.

Mar 05, 2020 04:31 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

The NJ Department of Education is refusing to allow distance learning to count as one of the 180 school days necessary to receive funding so schools are loathe to implement it. 

Mar 05, 2020 03:12 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Sure would be a great solution for a while.

Mar 05, 2020 03:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Fear and Panic, and what a great excuse to close...A

Mar 05, 2020 10:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Definitely. Our county has those plans.

Mar 05, 2020 08:22 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm sure that's what they're doing in places like Japan and Italy, where they closed schools for up to a month.

Mar 06, 2020 07:36 AM