Free Online Courses - HP Learning Center

Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group, Inc. BK641413
Free Online CoursesThis one is for any of you who have struggled with technology and software issues.

The HP Learning Center offers FREE online courses, some of which are ideal for real estate agents and/or their assistants.  I've taken several of these courses over the years and have found them to be helpful.  Most classes are about 6 weeks long, but they also offer a few that are "quick lessons".  They even allow you to sign up to be notified whenever one of the courses you'd like to take will be offered.  Upon completion of each course they provide you with a certificate in PDF format.

Examples of their regular courses include:

  • Search Engines 101: Using Search Engines to Market Your Business
  • MS Windows XP 101: Routine Maintenance
  • MS Windows XP 201: Basic Customization
  • MS Windows XP 301: Advanced Customization
  • Running Your Small Business with Intuit QuickBooks 2006
  • MS Outlook 2003: Tips and Tricks
  • MS Publisher 2003: Introduction
  • MS PowerPoint 2003: Introduction
  • Digital Photography and Your Business
  • Real Estate Marketing Made Easy
  • Adobe Acrobat: Creating PDFs
  • Combating Spam and Spyware
  • How to Build Your First Website
  • MS FrontPage 2003: Building Websites
  • Project Management Made Simple
  • Wireless Networking for Your Home Office
  • PC Troubleshooting

Examples of their "quick lessons" include:

  • Business Etiquette
  • Six Steps to Computer Security
  • The Art of Networking

Comments (18)

Mrs. Sheri Ann Johnson, GRI
Tropic Shores Realty - Spring Hill, FL

Thanks for the info. I knew MS had something like this, but I never bookmarked it & forgot.

Sep 21, 2006 01:09 AM
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
Will forward this to our admin thanks..should be helpful.
Sep 21, 2006 06:04 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Leanne, thanks for the info!  I've gotten their e-newsletter and it always has links to their online classes, but I just never took a look at what they actually offer.  Great classes!

Thanks for the reminder!

Ann Cummings

Sep 21, 2006 07:57 AM
Bonnie Erickson
Tangletown Realty - Saint Paul, MN
My son, the techie, long ago "hooked me up" with the online stuff from Microsoft.  There actually are templates and things for real estate agents that are quite helpful if you don't want to make your own.  It a great resource.
Sep 21, 2006 12:45 PM
Robert Whitelaw
Whitelaw & Sons Real Estate Services - Morgan Hill, CA
Broker, CEO, Realtor , ePro

Let me just say that the Outlook class is exceptional, particularly if your planning on using that software for contact mangement. It is also even more powerful when you add on the business manager add on.


Sep 21, 2006 09:35 PM
Christine Adler - Fort Lauderdale, FL
SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL

This is a good tip. It is amazing how much good stuff there is out there.

Sep 23, 2006 02:19 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist
If anyone is interested, here's a link to the Microsoft Office Online Training page where you can find useful information and take online training courses for many of their products.
Sep 24, 2006 06:49 AM
Vivien Young
Q International Realty Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thanks for the information, I will pass link on to other agents.
Sep 30, 2006 04:51 PM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

For anyone interested, the HP Learning Center has now opened the following free online courses for enrollment:

  • Digital Photography & Your Business
  • Wireless Networking for Your Home Office
Sep 30, 2006 10:04 PM
Bonnie Erickson
Tangletown Realty - Saint Paul, MN
There was someone one RT today that wanted instruction in MS Outlook.  I wish I had thought to give her the link here.
Oct 01, 2006 01:56 PM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
I am going to this show to the agents i network with thanks.
Oct 02, 2006 07:57 AM
Suzanne Marriott
Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Anthem, AZ
Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
Leanne, Thanks for the tip - I'll be checking into those courses.
Oct 05, 2006 03:38 AM
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

This will be on my to do list for this week.

Thanks for the free tip!

Nov 04, 2006 03:51 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist
I hope you find their courses as useful as I have, Michele.  Here's a link to a list of all their classes that are currently in session - you can sign up even after the class has started.  Although most of their online courses last 6 weeks, they do have a few that are "quick lessons".  Here's a link to other class offerings that are not in session but you can sign up to be notified the next time the class is in session.
Nov 06, 2006 06:16 AM

Great info, thank you so much for the time and effort!



Apr 20, 2007 06:43 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
Something i forgot about as well. Great Post.
Apr 27, 2007 02:39 PM
Vivien Young
Q International Realty Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thank you for this helpful information.



vivien young

Sep 17, 2007 06:47 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Business Coaching
Thanks for the post, I will check this out today.
Oct 01, 2007 07:49 AM