I have only found a couple of licensing classes here in anchorage online..... Any suggestions on best one or preferences
You probably already know this, but the class will have to be registered and approved by your local state real estate commission. Those two may be the only choices that you get. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just get-r-done.
I didnt know that and you are probably right. Just get-r-done.
ditto what Brian said...check the website or call the Real Estate Commission in Alaska...they should be able to tell you all the online schools that are approved in your state. I used realestateexpress.com for Kansas and Missouri but it looks like they are not approved in Alaska
@Jake Matthew How was your experience with realestateexpress.com ?? I plan on using them. I live in Missouri.
I just went through the pre-licensing class with Royse and associates in Anchorage. Good correspondence course with the option to attend the live class as well. It's watching the same videos but he is on hand to answer questions. You can stay as long or as little as you like. He is quite knowledgable and the amount of resources available is impressive.
If you have time, I recommend taking the course in person. I took my this past summer and had a good time chatting with people in the course and the instructor.
@Ryan Billingsley My experience with the online through RE express was good. The class is quite a bit more difficult than the state exam, but I assume that is by design to help you pass the exam. The RE express classes work really well on iPad without any additional software or downloads. I actually decided to get my license because I was bored and needed something to do while smoking my stogies on the deck:)
@Jake Matthew Smoking a stogie on the deck is the way to study.. Haha! Glad to hear it was a success for you. Did you buy the basic 300 dollar package?
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I see you can buy the Missouri practice course 24 hr credit for 99. Is it worth the extra 200 to buy the standard package?
@Ryan Billingsley I just bought the $99 class, so I am not sure if the upgrade is worth it.
Studying for the real estate agents exam in your state will prepare you to pass the exam and little else. However, I'm sure you have already thought this through because it will NOT prepare you to do a deal in any way, shape or form.
If you're going to get your license, it ain't about who has the cheapest course. Check out Kaplan. Not my favorite but solid reputation.
Here's one I strongly recommend for California: First Tuesday. (Firsttuesday.us). I've purchased and studied with their material for over 30 years. I just completed my CA broker continuing Ed training and picked a different set of elective topics, for a change.
I highly recommend them.
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