Do we want untrained agents practicing real estate sales?
I suspect that the licensing authorities and realty boards of Realtors know full well that, without the requirements for X number of CE for continued licensing, there would be a number of practicing licensees out there who are just plain dangerous.
After many years of serving as an agent licensee and then broker, I have NEVER attended a single class of instruction, for credit or without, from which I didn't benefit from helpful information.
CE classes like the one pictured below help us in many ways. We network with other agents and learn.
After all, the hours required to take the real estate exam are designed for just that, taking the real estate exam. Once a person is licensed, that is when learning the business really begins.
Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988. Serving home buyers in MD and VA.
Just received a text message from a friend who used to be a broker, now retired, lamenting that:
"In my day, Realtors so wanted to be educated and really knowledgeable", and to do that, they went to a lot of conferences and meetings set up by their real estate boards.
The implication was that because they got together with each other more, discussed specific issues, learned from each other's mistakes, that this resulted in "easier transactions" that benefited her clients.
BUT REAL ESTATE IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME THESE DAYS
Nowadays, transactions are so much more complicated. Just look at the forms we have to use, and the laws, rules and regulations we have to comply with. None of these can be picked up by "osmosis", talking to each other and sitting through lectures!
Nowadays, we need a lot of continuing education and specialized courses in order to get our clients through "niche" transactions. Many agents turn down clients because they are not experienced in certain types of transactions.
SO, YES, I MISS THE CAMERADERIE OF THE PAST, BUT THAT'S IT.
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Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS,
Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)
Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268
CALIFORNIA OFFICE: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
MAILING: P.O. Box 4554, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
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