The Future of Real Estate Training?????

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Real Estate Agent with HUFF Realty

 

This is blog is meant to get a discussion going on to talk about “The Future of Real Estate Training”.

There is no doubt there is a major shift in the way Real Estate Training is going. There are more webinars, conference calls, online training and less class room and face to face instruction.

 

Here is my question to you, it is a two part question and please think about it for a second before answering.

First, what type of Instruction/ teaching do you LEARNED best from. Not what is the best use of time or easiest, but what type of instruction do you LEANRED best from.

Second, what topics do you want to learn about, what is most important for you to learn to have a successful Real Estate Business?

 

I appreciate your time and answers, look forward in reading them. I am putting an article out about Real Estate Education and I want to hear from people in the field what they think.

 

Mike Parker - CRS 

 

 

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I personally like the classroom setting best for learning. I like the personal interaction and the instructors usually relate personal events or stories they know about that are relevant to the topic.

As far as topics for eduction...well I may be in the minority here, but I'm sick of classes about foreclosures and short sales. They are really pretty generic, especially the ones dealing with short sales. As an agent, if you don't have any experience in these areas, then you are behind the times. Generally I like eduction and take all the classes I can. I do like classes on how to grow your business. There's always some good ideas to walk away with. I think classes about title insurance and what it really is and what the exceptions and standard exemptions mean would be very valuable.

Aug 03, 2011 02:50 AM #1
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Frank Serio, CRS

I prefer the live class instruction.  I enjoy the give and take of my fellow students and being able to take a topic further when a teachable moment occurs.

Aug 03, 2011 03:14 AM #2
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Susan Huff

Depends on the subject.  I do think classroom allows for interaction and building of relationships and networking. 

 

There are some classes that are okay to be taught on a webinar.  I would say mix it up!

Aug 03, 2011 03:22 AM #3
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Kris Cooper
RE/MAX Go Beyond - Cincinnati, OH

In the field coaching, with a combination of mind dynamics training. Learning by watching has been a large benefit to our teams growth. We take our team members on listing apps and introduce them as interns to the homeowners. They take notes on delivery of our services, understanding homeowners needs and desires, making clear observations on types of personalities and importance of the make-up that surrounds the subject property. Our new team members must complete 5 in-field training sessions, and 12 hours of course (in office case study and services training) before they become eligible to go out on their own. One of our team members is success coach, they must complete a 90 day mind dynamics and success principals course with our coach (which is 16 hours of class room training and a weekly coaching call session that lasts 1 hour) in addition to the in-field training. The 2 trainings take place simultaneously.

We have had some license professionals that did not complete the 90 day internship and moved on to affiliate with another broker.

This is not our broker requirement, only our team www.CooperConsultantGroup.com

This approach not only assures our team members in their confidence to help people, but helps them understand if this business is really what they want to do, with our group anyway.

Aug 03, 2011 04:06 AM #4
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Cliff Wartman, Corail Real Estate-Retired

As stated above a lot depends on the coomplexity of the course and your need to ask questions. On the simple up-date type courses the web may be sufficient. for the most part I prefer the class room setting. There you can interact with not only the instructor but also tyour fellow classmates.

Helpfull classes would be those that help you be more actve rather than re-actve. Also classes that would help you match the resources and needs of a buyer with the market. Thiss would help save time and have a more professional inter action with the buyer.

I also agree with Debbie (above) that understanding Title Insurance and how to do an accurate Title Search helps to understand your position better.

 

Aug 03, 2011 04:08 AM #5
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Mike - You pose some throught provoking quesions and I have given them some thought.  

1.  Learning from seeing and hands on doing is by far my favorite way of learning.  I learned more in 2 days of hands of training at a "Super Star Computing" course years ago than all the webinars I have ever attended through the years combined.

2.  I believe learning to effectively leverage new technology and learning cloud computing on a large scale will increase agent efficiency and team productivity.  

 

Aug 03, 2011 04:51 AM #6
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Amy Stoehr
Real Estate Masters Guild - Longmont, CO

Personally, I prefer a live training environment because of the ability to network and interact with people both during and outside of the training.

While webinars are certainly good for some types of training, I find for me it's too easy to get distracted by the desire to multi-task and I'm not as focused as I'd like to be.

What I hear consistently from people across the country is that it's a balance - and ideally, if they can find at least one live workshop or event a quarter to get to, that's ideal. Training in between, then, is by audio series, Webinar, and teleconference opportunities.

With limited resources, it's very important to get clear on what you need in order for your business to grow, and then find the training that fulfills that need. Don't go anywhere without a clear intention on what you hope to gain.

Aug 03, 2011 04:54 AM #7
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Pat Zaby

I think there is a place for different types of learning but I believe that live training provides for the greatest change in behaviour.  The environment is dynamic allowing everyone to participate and the levels of communication exceeds that of a webinar or online training.

Abraham Lincoln said that it is necessary to take time to "sharpen your saw."  I believe that includes getting away from your day-to-day distractions to work on your business.  As my mother used to say, "there are two ways to learn things in this world.  Personal experience is good but the tuition is too high."  Other people's experiences is much less expensive and shortens the learning curve.

Aug 03, 2011 06:44 AM #8
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Art Reed

I personally like classroom instruction so there is interaction among the students and the instructor. For the most part, it covers all styles of learning. Hands-on education is what I prefer.

I would like on-going education on technology given by practicioners rather than from techies who do not know how to communicate with me...a non-techie.

Aug 04, 2011 04:17 AM #9
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

I still find live event training still the quickest way to absorb and learn.

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Mike Parker
HUFF Realty - Florence, KY
"He Sells Homes Like Yours"

I agree with you Sam, I learn and process the education a lot better live!

 

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