Faster Not Always Best! : Betty's Blog

Betty Winn has been a licensed broker in Arizona since 1989. She first taught the real estate pre-licensing course for Yavapai College in 2003 and formed Winn School of Real Estate, LLC in May of 2010. 
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Faster Not Always Best!

by Betty Winn on 03/16/14

I was speaking with a potential student yesterday. She was sharing that she knew several brokers in town and had already interviewed with some. During one interview she reported that the broker told her that the 90 hour course was strictly to get them through the testing and they would not really need any information provided in class for their careers in real estate. So, he indicated that taking the nine-day fast tract class in the Phoenix Valley would be sufficient. I suggest all real estate brokers encourage potential real estate licensees to seek out the best education available. Most often your local school is the best choice. Yes, we do prepare the licensee candidate for passing their exams. We also teach them real estate terms and concepts they will need in this business. The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires us to teach a very robust curriculum in preparing the student not only for their exam but for their new careers. This education is the basis for everything that comes in the future. Brokers should be encouraging potential licensees to take the best, not the fastest education.

Comments (3)

1. Dave Conners said on 3/16/14 - 06:42AM
While I believe that there is a difference between what a student learns in R.E. class and what that students learns in the first year of business, Real Estate is essentially a relationship business. Having a relationship with a real-live local real estate professional like Betty will always be of great value down the road. There is also great value in building relationships in class with fellow students with whom you will be working with years later. People often underestimate the importance of the people you work with and the culture of the brokerage. When I see a newly licensed agent trying to work in isolation I am reminded that my success really began when I found the people who taught me the key to building lasting relationships. I am grateful to know Betty as a wonderful local resource and a foundation for a great relationship business.
2. Janet Reeves said on 3/16/14 - 07:18AM
I do believe some schools are better than others. I was a Realtor before you started your school up Betty or I would have been one of your students without question. As far as additional education right after school.... The nine day fast track is maybe needed for some students but not for all.I myself got my license hung the following day and got out into the real world which is what the schools should pre-pare you for.It takes real experience and education and the drive to become a successful Realtor.
3. Valarie Isley said on 5/1/14 - 07:49AM
Indeed, faster is not better. You want to learn this information, really learn it and apply it to your daily real estate business. Contrary to popular belief, you will use it again.

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