The interesting thing about real estate schools is that we all have to attend one to get our licenses, but very little of what we learn in the classes is used in our daily real estate practices. Sure, the knowledge that there are 43,560 square feet in an acre comes in handy when you’re a ranch and land specialist, but how often does the subject of “riparian rights” come up in your day-to-day real estate dealings?
Because our education doesn’t stop with pre-licensing classes, and we’ll need to return to school to maintain our licenses, to many real estate and mortgage professionals, real estate school is a necessary evil.
Not everyone learns the same way. Some people need the structure that classroom instruction offers, which is why many local real estate schools offer classes in a brick and mortar environment. Those that are motivated enough to do the coursework without an instructor breathing down their necks will find a plethora of online real estate schools from which to choose.
Kaplan Professional Schools and the Real Estate Institute are two of the largest and most well-known schools that offer online classes, but there are many smaller and regional schools as well.
Who owns the right to use the water from a river meandering through a piece of property? Whether or not the answer to that question is of value to you, doesn’t matter -- the school that will best help you retain the answer does.
Are they pretty much all the same? That’s the question we’d like to pose to our ActiveRain community. We’re hoping you’ll help out your colleagues with a review of your favorite real estate school.