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Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes it is. The classroom courses tend to feed off of real experiences and there is interaction from the students. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:17 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I spent most of today finishing up my Maryland continuing ed, in a classroom setting.  And I have to say, I think the quality was a lot better than the online courses I take to renew my Virginia license.

The online courses are often not even close to being specific to our local market. Most of today's courses were taught by local title attorneys who really know their stuff and how to explain it.  And each session had a couple of hundred agents who made for some lively discussions.  

Jul 18, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
7,792,911
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The quality is poor for both.

Jul 18, 2016 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea as I don't do on-line courses.

Jul 18, 2016 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I personally attend live classrooms for networking purposes and avoid online classes at this time.

Jul 18, 2016 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chiedo Marketing - Well, I expect both of them to be same.....

Jul 18, 2016 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We prefer a combination of online and classroom.  The material with the company we use is up to date and accurate and they are both good.  A

Jul 18, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,530,878
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I have not been in a classroom in over 10 years, so all I know anymore is online training when it comes to licensing & acronyms.

Jul 18, 2016 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Lots of differences.  You don't get commentary and examples to go along with the rule.

Jul 18, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I find online courses very boring and not a good learning experience.

Jul 18, 2016 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,975,564
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Have no idea..always go for classroom setting for the interaction with other agents.

Jul 18, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,438
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Couldn't speak to the difference.  My training was classroom, online wasn't invented yet.  I'd say "know how you learn best" and choose that method.  For me, I'm a kinestetic learner first, auditory learner second and visual third.  I have great retention in all three, I just dislike the reading method.  I'd pick a classroom method for me.  In person so I don't get distracted and can ask questions.  It's also how I like to teach.

Jul 19, 2016 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
987,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You bet - I've done both and am not a fan of online training - no way to ask questions!

Jul 18, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chiedo Marketing I've taken the Moseley CE and they use the same book whether you take the classroom, correspondence or online options.

Jul 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,926
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Normally, yes.

Jul 18, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,853,482
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In our state no, as the material must be approved by our state real estate commission.

Jul 18, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
898,048
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I've done classroom courses.

Jul 18, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debbie Laity nailed this one...

Jul 18, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jul 18, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm needing a few SAE and will be finishing my courses online.  I enjoy classroom due to the interaction and meeting others in our area.  At this time, I'm out of time and no free days. 

Jul 18, 2016 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the particular course.

Jul 18, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I find no two courses are the same

Jul 18, 2016 12:16 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes. As an instructor I am able to steer all courses to the students in the class. Of course covering all the required info - just shaking it up so that they get the most out of it and they participate and actually learn something.

Jul 18, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,781
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Same scenarios. I prefer online to ace it out and move on as real life awaits

Jul 18, 2016 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

CEU classes are more productive. The trouble to getting there. 

Jul 18, 2016 09:22 AM
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6,356,200
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just took an online course, liked the focused lessons and the ability to hit rewind.

We had in person review session, nice to be able to ask questions but we did get distracted often.

Both seemed effective, aced the test.

Jul 18, 2016 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
908,708
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, sometimes. This year i did the Moseley 16 hr course to renew my license, and also paid renewal fee online. That beat spending two full days in a classroom, and I think I learned the same amount of info from Moseley. Sometimes the choice is a matter of time. I know one agent that waited until the day before her license expired to take the online course to renew. Lucky for her she passed. I had surplus hours this time because i take classes throughout the year at title companies. Those 1 and 2 hour CE credits come in handy, plus i do learn from title attorneys when taking classes in person, and i always meet new agents.

Jul 18, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,316
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not think that anything you use in classroom would be useful for your business, maybe just your RE forms. 

Jul 18, 2016 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

The only classroom setting I've ever participated in was my licensure class and it was horrible, mostly because the instructor was just killing time and added no value. I could have read the book at home and scored as well.

The on-line courses I've taken have been terrific.

Jul 18, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I found some of the Florida material to be outdated or incorrect, not much but enough to make me question other materials.

Jul 18, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,901,400
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow is it.  I am not sure.

Jul 18, 2016 06:19 AM
Rainer
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Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

The real estate school I work for strives to keep the material as similar as possible. We use the same books for both online and live students. We also film lectures for use by our online students so they can hear it and see it presented to them. Online is much more convenient for some students (currently working full-time, busy parents, etc.), so we try to provide as close to the live experience as we can there. 

Live education does come with classroom interaction. You can ask an instructor a question immediately. There's a greater sense of accountability for some students. So the difference between live and online is really going to come down to lifestyle and study habits/skills of the potential student. 

Jul 18, 2016 06:13 AM