The E-Pro designation is a complete waste of money.
Yeah, I just went there. For many agents, the E-Pro designation is an “opportunity” to learn about all of the ‘new’ tools available to agents. And sure it does live up to the promise of a bunch of new tools, but it is a waste of money.
Think about it, you are on ActiveRain networking with some of the top agents in the Country. You can search blogs for many great new tools, and often find these things before anyone ever has a clue about them:
Example: home411.com. I was one of the first agents to sign up for a free 1-800 number.
Point2 agent has been out for 5 years. It was free for the last number of years (still free for 6 months). Point2 is one of the greatest tools available to agents. In my opinion ActiveRain has far more content and tools than the E-Pro classes could ever have.
I guess I feel like E-Pro fails to deliver on the cost of the designation. What good is a tool chest of websites and domain names if no one knows how or what to do with them? They need to update the classes and tools for today's market.
Maybe I am way off track, but I feel there could be substantially more substance than there is.
Why do you feel the designation is valuable or invaluable? Any other thoughts?