Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

No, not at all.  Maybe a little, very little.  I thought of the licensing courses largely as a gatekeeper of sorts and the renewal courses as revenue makers.

Oct 09, 2015 10:19 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richie, most of the continuing ed classes in this area are not really relevant to what we do every day for a living.

Oct 09, 2015 12:51 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Not even close.

Oct 09, 2015 11:39 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, but the courses lay the framework to keep new agents out of trouble if they follow all the rules. Will they be able to sell? Not a chance!

Oct 10, 2015 06:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Seriously? Of course not! At best licensing teaches you (maybe) how to stay out of real estate jail. But nothing about the reality of managing a real estate practise.

Oct 09, 2015 05:08 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richie, probably not. Because RE licensing courses mostly teach the law. While, real life RE teach marketing. Very good question.

Oct 09, 2015 01:42 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Ha  ha  funny question

Oct 09, 2015 01:19 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, not even close to real life practice.

Oct 09, 2015 01:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar we all know the difference between getting a real estate license and practicing real estate!

Hope they include something like internship - what Doctors and few other professions have - before they start independent practice (or even before they hang the license with any broker.)

Oct 09, 2015 10:46 AM
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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
Maureen

No, not really but they do provide a basic understanding of terminology and real estate law on which to build a working knowledge of the business. 

Oct 09, 2015 10:44 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not at all Richie. It is more of a business law class, nothing like the real thing.

Oct 09, 2015 10:29 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Not much at all, maybe 2%. Post licensing courses is where it's at!

(O.K. Maybe a little more than 2%)

 

Oct 09, 2015 09:57 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Real estate licensing courses help us pass the exam.   What happens next is the real education and real life.  

Oct 10, 2015 01:31 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not even close.

Oct 09, 2015 11:41 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Our contract and agency courses provide some useful information the others just terms and definitions.

Oct 09, 2015 11:08 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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The course that I took did a good job covering ethics and legal issues but did absolutely nothing regarding writing a contract or even the day to day business of being a realtor.

Oct 09, 2015 10:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No they do not. They should teach a lot more in the courses.

Oct 09, 2015 10:41 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is no different than other college or university courses.  You get real life experience on the job.

Oct 09, 2015 07:58 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richie. If you are asking the question for the same reason the same would be true for the mortgage industry, it is truly a joke.

Make it a great weekend!

Oct 09, 2015 07:41 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

No not at all and I like  the answer Lise Howe gave:  "Ha  ha  funny question".

Oct 09, 2015 02:26 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Richie,

 

They do cover important theory topics agents need to know. But in the limited hours required, they can’t begin to teach much practical information.

Oct 09, 2015 01:52 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...In Mn courses 2 and 3 should be a lot more on marketing and I think the wschooling shold be longer.

Oct 09, 2015 10:40 AM
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Anita Allen, PA Realtor® Pace FL Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

No not really.  Post licensing class is better.

Oct 09, 2015 10:35 AM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Definitely not in Pennsylvania.  When I took the sales licensing courses, if you asked a question involving real life real estate, the instructor simply stated that she could not answer that question because that is "real life".   continuing ed I have found to be irrelevant, also.   Now Broker courses, that is completely different.  

Oct 10, 2015 12:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar No, the courses never matched up with real life real estate. The sole purpose for the licensing courses is to give a back ground in real estate laws, etc and pass the exam.

Oct 09, 2015 11:54 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes. 

Oct 09, 2015 11:32 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

If a real estate agent's education begins and ends with the license course, that agent is doomed. Prelicense courses don't even scratch the surface of all the information that a competent agent needs to know.

Oct 09, 2015 11:22 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Very funny Richie, good one.

Oct 12, 2015 12:49 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They provide a good foundation. The on-the-job training is critical for learning how to deal with different people and situations.

Oct 10, 2015 10:43 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absoolutely, totally not!

Oct 10, 2015 06:56 AM