Are you ready for a career as a professional in real estate?
First consider your motives…
- Is it for the money?
- Is it because you like to show houses?
- Is it because you think you can do a better job than the agent you last worked with?
- Is it because everyone tells you that you should sell real estate?
Just a few of the reasons people give for wanting a real estate license; but, what is a real estate license really worth?
Let’s explore what the 90 hour Arizona real estate course is all about. Each of you will come into the classroom with your expectations, some of which include:
- “I want to learn how to sell real estate”
- “Everyone I know has a real estate license and I’m sure I can do well selling houses”
- “I’ve heard it’s easy to get a real estate license”
In Arizona, we don’t have formal closings and we don’t use attorneys. For many of you, this will give you great pause to think that Arizona is still the wild west. Welcome to a state that trains and expects real estate agents to be a cut above others.
Arizona, through the 26th amendment to the State constitution, allows a real estate agent to:
“Section 1. Any person holding a valid license as a real estate broker or a real estate salesman regularly issued by the Arizona State Real Estate Department when acting in such capacity as broker or salesman for the parties, or agent for one of the parties to a sale, exchange, or trade, or the renting and leasing of property, shall have the right to draft or fill out and complete, without charge, any and all instruments incident thereto including, but not limited to, preliminary purchase agreements and earnest money receipts, deeds, mortgages, leases, assignments, releases, contracts for sale of realty, and bills of sale.”
And because the Arizona courts hold us to a standard of care that reflects that responsibility of competence, we teach the law in our 90 hour prelicense class.
- You won’t learn to “sell” real estate in the classroom.
- You won’t learn to “show houses”
- You will learn what it’s like to really study
- You will learn Arizona law as it relates to real estate
The 90 hours you will take through an approved Arizona real estate school equates to 2 college semesters… in 90 hours. It’s tough and it’s not just about memorizing terms. It’s about learning the terms and applying them situationally. Our real estate commissioner wants to be sure that you can practice what you learn. Then you get a license. Then you hang your license with an employing broker who will further train you in “selling” real estate.
Does Arizona have a specific course for Timeshare salespeople? No. Anyone wanting a real estate license in Arizona must take the entire course and pass the entire course through both the school and the State. What if you only last 5 months in Timeshare? You earned a real estate license and you can look into commercial, residential, property management, et al, as an alternative field. So many possibilities…
how2educate’s 90 hour real estate course is one set of materials taught to both salespeople and brokers. We believe that salespersons need to be aware of the responsibilities of the brokers and why a broker requires certain things of their agents. We respect the role the broker plays in the real estate community and we respect the fact that salespeople need leaders, trainers, and visionaries. Yes, we teach them together. Yes, our broker candidates share the classroom with the salesperson candidates, and yes, it works.
We set higher standards for our trainees than many schools. Why? Because we believe that Arizona deserves the best in the real estate profession. We require an 88% passing score on our school final.
How do we teach you?
We do a blended method of learning. The real estate materials will come to you digitally through our online platform at http://arizonarealestateexam.com which you can access night or day. The 90 hours will be granted on the days you come to designated instruction days. On class days, your instructor, Kathy Howe, will review different sections with those learners who are in the classroom. Sometimes the learners do the teaching in 5 minute segments (See Jim Stark do a presentation on AZ Water Law in above photo). It’s interactive, not lecture. But, the real learning is by independent study (reading of the class materials). We have cross-matching quizzes, quizzes after each chapter, a pretest before taking the final and multiple chances for the learner to take the final exam of the school. We’d prefer you are equipped to take the State exam before you try. If you fail the State exam, it’s a $75 hit every time you try. We think it’s important to do it right the first time.
For those who want to “crash course” it: Remember that you will only get your real estate license as soon as Arizona’s DPS can give you background clearance.
How long will it take to get my Fingerprint Clearance Card?
The average processing time can vary from week to week based on the number of applications received and on whether or not the person has a criminal record. At present it will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks for an application that does not require research. It can take up to 90 days for an application that will require research. 10/4/15 from the website of the DPS.
So, think this life is for you?
Go to our website and read the information: how2educate Our monthly schedule is up on the first page. If you like what you see (and be sure to read the agreement), go to the shopping cart and pay for the course. Paypal will immediately notify me and I’ll give you an ID and a password for the platform. Your access will begin immediately.
Looking forward to meeting you…
- how2educate LLC
- 1120 W SR89A, B5
- Sedona, AZ 86336
PS: Remember: all 90 hours must be taken in the classroom.