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Molly Butler

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Molly,

I did the course via correspondence before online became a convenience.  I learn better that way.  I would say, it depends on the individual. A

Jan 09, 2015 05:43 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I prefer in person. you get benefit of asking questions, listening to others questions, some discussion, some networking, and you are being seen!

Jan 09, 2015 04:48 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The failure rate is better than half on your first time out in Florida therefore I suggest the up close and personal approach rather than online.

Jan 09, 2015 04:45 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I would agree that you will benefit most from the in-person class. It is much easier to ask questions.

Jan 09, 2015 03:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I believe it is better to take the course in person. 

Jan 09, 2015 03:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Time is a tough one for me as well, Molly.  So, I generally do the online courses.  However, the prelicensing course is tough and the classroom courses tend to have better passing rates for the state exam.

Jan 09, 2015 06:35 AM
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Wayne Ellis
FC Tucker Emge Realty - Evansville, IN
CRS

We do online simply because you can get through the course faster.  

Jan 09, 2015 06:30 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Online is okay.

May 21, 2018 11:43 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

In person is better, I believe.

Jan 11, 2018 08:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I did mine online, worked very well.

Oct 04, 2017 10:14 PM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Molly Butler online was very sufficient for me

Jan 10, 2016 10:16 AM
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Kari Walker
Keller Williams Beach Cities - Hermosa Beach, CA

I suggest that you use the online courses then make sure that you use as many of the practice tests over and over again as you possibly can.. I could not stay awake in the live classes. They were so slow and so boring. Take advantage of any special classes for the math and passing the test. I used Duane Gomer and got hold of C21 test questions also. I took tests 2 a day, morning & lunch.  over and over and over until I got over 90% on them. Passed the first time. Good Luck.

Jan 10, 2015 04:37 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I like the networking . Plus there is someone there to answer questions . Most of all It is the meeting up with other agents and the class discussions 

Jan 10, 2015 02:47 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've been in the business for so long that there were no on-line options for me. But I know I don't do well on-line--can't concentrate as well as when I'm in a classroom environmnet. Plus, I like the interation with fellow students. I think part of your decision has to include understanding which type of learning you prefer.

Jan 09, 2015 10:07 PM
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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I would say take it in person.  You are able to interact with the teacher and students.  I feel it is easier to learn that way.  I guess it would depend on the student.  If you take it online I would definitely recommend a cram class before taking the state exam. 

Jan 09, 2015 06:55 PM
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

If you're new to the business I would highly reccomend doing it in person. I took my last licensing class online because of my schedule and I had already been licensed before. The class was more of a formality with some updating rather than really learning the material. Plus there are connections you will make.

Jan 09, 2015 03:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Attending in person is one of the best way to understand - however, online courses are equally good now-a-days.

Jan 09, 2015 02:27 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I took it online and felt I was much better prepared.  In fact, the course included an in person weekend cram session.  I had my hand up so often when no one else did, even the instructor jokingly said his classroom students were making him look bad since he knew I had taken it online. Most of the people you go through the course with are going to wash out, anyway, so I do not see the value of networking at that point...if time is tight, do it online.  

Jan 09, 2015 12:23 PM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I TRIED to do the online course but I couldn't focus at home and I am someone who needs to ask questions. So, I then signed up for a Sat/Sun, Sat/Sun class and it was awesome. In two weekends I took the course and passed. It all depends on your learning style. My funds were tight but I ended up paying twice to find the right fit. (Internet course and then the in class.) Good luck!

Jan 09, 2015 08:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The in person classes allow you to network with others that you should get to know.

Jan 09, 2015 07:57 AM