The Importance of Continuing Education

Real Estate Agent with The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty

Our marketing and administrative manager use to be really big into building computers. He used to know which CPU's would match up with the specific motherboards and what the requirements were for specific operating systems. If you ask him now? He'd probably have to spend a day or two educating himself on all the things he's missed in the handfull of years he's been away from building computers.

Continuing Education - A Lifestyle

We all hate the phrase "continuing education" because we think of the real estate classes that seek to update the mundane details of our business in a standard way. But continuing education shouldn't be 12 CE credits a year. It should be a lifestyle. We are always trying to learn something new about how to better our business or better ourselves.


At our team meeting last week, we had a vendor come in and teach us a little bit about food that we're going to be serving to our clients at a party. We've asked the same vendor to teach us how to serve and prepare some of that food at a later time. We talk about technology, mindsets, scripts, and a number of other things that don't always necessarily relate directly to real estate. Why? Continuing education is a lifestyle.

Continuing Education - Where to Go

Learn who in your company is constantly trying to improve and learn. Here's a tip: Find someone who likes to read! For almost every industry and area of life, there is a prominent source of information. For realtors, is a great place to start. Other places to look? Inman News, Zillow and Trulia blogs, ActiveRain, and a number of other online sources are available. But don't just look for continuing education in real estate, but in all of life. Make sure you read, experience life, and have people in your life that are willing to pour into your life. And remember, continuing education is a lifestyle!


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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I am always looking for Continuing Education Courses.  I didn't realize how many I took until I had to renew my license.  I had many many hours over what was required, but I learned a lot and I think it made me a better professional.

Oct 07, 2014 12:14 PM #1
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

I agree with this train of thought. When I first got into real estate sitting in a small office thinking what must I do to get better at this new adventure. I had come up this thought. I must learn something everyday or I'd become obsolete. And you are right it doesn't have to be just real estate.

Oct 07, 2014 12:15 PM #2
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

We should never stop learning.  Continuing Education is a must.

Oct 07, 2014 01:12 PM #3
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Hi,  a great read today and a chance for all of us to shine in this last quarter with these points and tips.

Oct 07, 2014 02:15 PM #4
The Romanski Group
The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty - Lafayette, IN

We're glad so many experts in our field agree! It gives us hope to see that we're all striving to grow as real estate professionals! Thank you all for weighing in!

Oct 09, 2014 02:11 AM #5
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