Hip - Hip - Hooray! I am now an e-Pro!

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

Yes!  I can now add e-Pro to my designations.  I have been putting it off because I felt I knew all I needed to know about technology.  I stay up with changing technology, I have had my own real estate website www.Searcy4Sale.comsince 1997 (Realtor.com started listings in 1996) and I have all of the techie things that I use in my day-to-day operation.  This course/designation is a great tool for a beginner and would recommend it to them.  I would have to be honest and say that I did pick up a thing or two that I will probably implement in my business because of this course.

The course is kind of generic but it is intended to teach you the basics of implementing technology.  For an experienced person utilizing technology, I found it sometimes awkward and elementary.  I didn't like the testing.  The testing had multiple choice answers and there were many questions that had multiple correct answers.  I know this is to challenge us in our thinking and stepping outside of the box but there were some that I feel I could of debated whether they were correct or not and this kind of testing doesn't allow that.  The course itself should bring out these attributes, not the testing (strictly my opinion).

Again, I do RECOMMEND this course for beginners or someone that is being challenged with technology.  If you don't know how to do e-mail, websites and the whole computer thing, then don't delay and start today!  They allow you 6 months to complete the course and I believe it will grow your business! 

I am a Realtor in Searcy, Arkansas and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at Larry@Searcy4Sale.com.  Visit my website at http://www.searcy4sale.com/ 

Comments (8)

Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Congratulations Larry.  You really did know enough already to work for them! 

Sep 22, 2008 09:25 AM
Robert W. Bowen
Equity Real Estate - Sandy, UT

I just finished mine as well.  I feel the same way.  I am very knowledgable about technology and I have all of the items that were discussed in the course.  I mainly wanted the designation for my marketing. 

Sep 22, 2008 09:32 AM
Robert W. Bowen
Equity Real Estate - Sandy, UT

I just finished mine as well.  I feel the same way.  I am very knowledgable about technology and I have all of the items that were discussed in the course.  I mainly wanted the designation for my marketing. 

Sep 22, 2008 09:32 AM
Robert W. Bowen
Equity Real Estate - Sandy, UT

I just finished mine as well.  I feel the same way.  I am very knowledgable about technology and I have all of the items that were discussed in the course.  I mainly wanted the designation for my marketing. 

Sep 22, 2008 09:33 AM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Larry, congrats to you!

Sep 23, 2008 12:28 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Larry, Congratulations.......and I liked your candid assessment of the course :)

Sep 23, 2008 05:17 PM
Ryan Martin
Pacific Continental Realty, LLC - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

Larry ~ Congrats! I took the course in 2003 and remember that a number of the questions were quite ambiguous. It doesn't sound like that has changed.

Sep 24, 2008 05:59 AM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Congrats- I live in AZ, but have ties in Arkansas. I know from experience that a lot of people there are NOT really in the computer age just yet. Do what you can to change that, huh?

Sep 24, 2008 06:24 AM