One of the most common questions asked by people curious about a career in real estate is “Is there a Keller Williams real estate school?” This is a tough question to answer since there are almost 700 offices across the US and Canada. Some offices (market centers) do have real estate schools, but others are located in areas where this constitutes a conflict of interest, so they are not allowed.
What To Look For In A Real Estate School
When searching for a school to get your real estate license, be certain the school is accredited through your state and you feel comfortable with the curriculum. In a nutshell, all real estate schools are going to have the same information, the main difference being the cost associated and the way the content is delivered. You are going to learn the basics of real estate; principles, contracts, agency, ethics, etc.
In all honesty, the courses you take are not going to teach you how to run a real estate business. They only cover the basics of becoming an agent. The real training comes when you choose to work with a broker that shows you the proper way to run a real estate business. The Keller Williams business model is designed to show you what to do on a daily basis in your new career. Having a proven path to success versus being thrown out and wished good luck is what has allowed KW to continue to grow in all markets.
Every state is different. For example, in Texas, you have to complete 180 classroom hours to get licensed, while Florida and California require much fewer hours. To make things easy, check out the real estate license requirements for your state. Verify with your state’s real estate commission in case of any recent changes.
Classroom Versus Online Real Estate Classes
This tip right here can save you thousands of dollars! Since you are going to be learning the basics of real estate no matter where you take your courses, why not take them from the comfort of your own home. Sitting in traffic or sitting on your couch? In the end, do your own research and choose what you think is best, but on average classroom courses are much more costly than online courses and they are inconvenient. Take advantage of the advancements in technology and take your real estate courses online. Keep in mind only 25 of 50 states offer online courses. For those in states that don’t offer online courses, locate your school here.
Ultimately, you need your license to sell real estate. Take the advice above to learn the license requirements and locate a school. Once you do get licensed, we are ready to help you build your business. Join us!