Real estate agents must complete continuing education as mandated by their respective real estate commissions. We at TEAM Hughes Real Estate School believe real estate courses should never stop and should not be used only to fulfill state requirements.
Whether you have had a real estate license many years or you are a new real estate agent, one of the most important tools of your real estate career is superior knowledge. Your real estate courses should never stop. You can hone your real estate skills regularly, and as your real estate skills become sharper, your value to the public becomes greater.
For those real estate agents who are in their first year of licensure, you will be required to complete a post licensing course. TEAM Hughes Real Estate School offers Florida post licensing two times a year, i.e. late January and August. Alabama post licensing is being held late February and July. It’s a wise decision to take your post licensing courses early in your real estate career, the idea being the more you know, the busier you’ll become. Many real estate agents and REALTORS® end up having to scramble to meet the deadline for their post licensing classes.
In Alabama, after your post licensing is completed, you may apply for a permanent real estate license. In Florida, after your post licensing obligation is met, you will now continue on as a licensee. Continuing education will rear its head every couple of years in either state. TEAM Hughes Real Estate School can help with that as well.
Because we believe real estate courses should never stop, we advocate each sales associate take a broker course at some point in time. The knowledge that is gained through this course is priceless, and having a broker license sets you apart from other real estate agents or REALTORS®. TEAM Hughes offers the Florida and Alabama broker courses online, and as we grow, we will be offering it in the classroom.
Throughout your real estate career, you will have opportunities to take courses through your local associations and through the National Association of REALTORS®. Take advantage of them! Again, real estate courses should never stop and should become part of your annual goals. Get a designation because once again, it will set you apart from others and will increase your value to your customers and clients.
If you believe real estate courses should never stop, work toward that end. Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Invest in yourself, invest in your real estate career, and invest in your future. Don’t become so successful that you think you don’t need real estate education. Someone once said, “People are like plants. If they aren’t growing, they’re dying.” TEAM Hughes Real Estate School operates in Florida and Alabama, and we’re here to help increase your value by real estate education, so let us know when you need us.