Real Estate- How to get your license without spending a fortune

Real Estate: How to get your license without spending a fortune

After a little encouragement, I finally decided to work towards getting my real estate license. I spent some time researching and quickly learned – it’s quite pricey. The average Texas real estate license candidate will spend close to $1500 for the course, study material, tests and fingerprints. These costs don’t include continued education, business expenses, training, broker fees or membership dues.

Although I was a bit hesitant, I enrolled in an online real estate course I found on Groupon. I did my due diligence by reading some mixed reviews and moved forward with the course. I was nervous about taking the online course because I knew it would take discipline and dedication. However, I found the RealEstateU Program to be extremely easy to navigate. The course is very straight forward and professors were easy to reach to have questions answered promptly.
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The online course was the right choice for me because it gave me the flexibility I wanted. Students can take as little or as much time as they need/want to complete the course (as long as its completed within one year).  I highly recommend the course for individuals who need flexibility, want to save money, able to be disciplined to study and have a computer with a webcam for protected exams.

After completing the RealEstateU program, I enrolled in the popular/highly recommended Champions School 2-day prep course. The course is well worth the extra expense. Class is from 8am-5pm, taught by an experienced agent or broker and includes a study book with test questions and review material. This class was a great way for me to make sure I was fully grasping the concepts taught to me in my online course. It also instilled me with a little extra confidence.

My online cost breakdown:
– Course: $175 – included all (6) – 30 hour courses + quizzes (now $10 less)
– Course proctored online tests: $15 each = $90
– TREC fees: $250
– Champions School 2-day Prep Course: $120
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Total: $635

VS.

Champions Real Estate School:
-Course: (6) – $980
-TREC fees: $250
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Total: $1230

Deciding which route is best for you comes down to: Are you disciplined enough to stick to a study schedule? – If not, I would recommend spending extra to enroll in a course that requires you to be in a classroom setting. Everyone has different personalities that require different ways to reach their goal of becoming licensed.

Throughout this process, I had moments of doubts but my loved one reminded me:

“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”

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