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Getting The Most Out Of Real Estate School

Updated on May 1, 2014

You have decided to attend real estate school.

The idea is to earn a living selling real estate. The challenge right now is to get through this real estate class.

In Florida, you have to sit in class for sixty hours. You have to pass a class test. Then, you have to pass the Florida real estate exam. Your instructor will probably tell you that the pass rate for the Florida real estate exam is about fifty fifty for first time takers and even worse for repeat takers. That may seem hard to believe but it is true. Here is a link to the details. It doesn't take long to discover that getting a Florida real estate license is no picnic.

If you are going to do it, let's get the most out of the real estate class. The first thing you need to do is apply for your Florida real estate license. This process from start to finish takes about three weeks. An ideal time to be approved by the DBPR to take the Florida real estate exam is immediately when your class is over. To make this happen, apply to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation before the class starts. You can apply for your Florida real estate license online. The DBPR's web address is

Paying attention in any class is always a good idea. It helps if the teacher is just fabulous. This is rarely the case. You can make the most of the situation by paying attention in class.You have done the hard part. You are there. Remove distractions and pay attention.

Another thing you can do to get more out of your real estate class is to do your assigned homework. If the instructor assigns answering the questions at the end of the chapter, do the questions.

Get more out of your real estate class by getting to know your classmates. You know you have something in common. You are getting your Florida real estate license. Finding something to talk about is no challenge. Ask you classmates where they intend to work. Ask them about any study aids they may have found on the internet.

Almost a natural consequence of getting to know your classmates is forming a out of class study group. Get together with your peers. This is a great way to enhance your studying and enhance your enjoyment of the real estate class. Invite your new friends to get together and study together.

Another way to enhance your experience is to set goals. Many people set a goal to pass the exam. Don't do that! Set yourself a goal to make a 100% on the Florida real estate exam. What if you missed that goal? You would never know. You would just know that you passed. In Florida, if you pass, they don't give you a grade.

If you set your goal to barely pass, that is no fun. If you miss, you fail. If you set your goal to make a 100%, if you miss, you pass.

This may sound trite. If you want to get more out of your Florida real estate course, study. Many people find real estate school stressful. It will be less stressful if you study. If you are taking your real estate class at night, dedicate some time to study. If you are taking an all day class, you must study every night. Spend a lot of time studying. Take the stress out of real estate school.

You will get more out of your real estate class if you put some effort into staying in touch with your classmates. Pass around a sheet. Have all your classmates put down their name and email address. Send an email to all of your classmates and ask them to reply to this email when they take the Florida real estate exam. Let us know if you passed and give us some intel about questions on your test. Tell each other things you have learned and things you need to learn. This can continue after class is over. We have had students elp each other find a good real estate broker to work for. A lot of good surprises can come from this. As more of your classmates go take the Florida real estate exam and reply to that email, this email becomes more beneficial. Encourage your peers to stay in touch

One of the best ways to get the most out of your real estate class is to get it over with as soon as possible. If you are taking an online real estate course, don't drag it out for several months. Get it over. If you are taking a classroom course, schedule your Florida real estate exam as soon as possible. Apply to the DBPR. Get approved. Get a test date. Go pass the state exam. You have better things to do than attend real estate school. Get it over with and get on to starting an exciting new career.


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