Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

#1) How/Where do I find a decent RE school?

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I disagree with your initial statement. I do not believe students should be assigned to ask questions in this or any other form. If a student has a legitimate question that they really want to know the answer to that is fine BUT to be told to ask a question just to ask a question seriously makes me want to smack that worthless instructor silly (not the student, they are being ordered to ask these same stupid questions over and over).

In fact, if the instructor was truly concerned about the students education instead of their big fat pocket book, he would reward them for original questions and penalize them if they ask a question that has been asked in the last 3 months.

Nov 17, 2019 05:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I feel it is best for newbies to be asking their broker.  I do not believe students who have paid a school to teach them are being taught by sending the students to this community to ask questions.  

Either way, responding with maturity - what's that mean? 

How about responding in kindness ... I wish you all the best! 

Nov 17, 2019 07:17 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, don't want to play. Each of those Q's could be a blog post.

I'm tired of them asking the same Q's ... I'm not a teacher in the 2nd grade where I have to be patient with the same questions over & over.

Nov 17, 2019 05:24 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Life becomes much easier when you realize that everyone's just going to do what they want to do. I've got a saying, this one's my creation and I love it, "advice is seldom needed and lesser heeded".

Nov 17, 2019 07:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Once I'm licensed, what should I spent most of my time doing?

How do I overcome sellers and buyers distrust of agents?

Nov 17, 2019 06:47 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my question is:  why don't they ask their instructor those questions???

Nov 17, 2019 06:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no interest in feeding questions to real estate students. Virtually nothing in the forum is something that they will encounter in a state test to get a license. And if I wanted to teach pre-licensing classes, I'd get certified to do so and would probably do a whole lot better than what these students in Utah are getting.

Plus what Bob "RealMan" Timm and Lyn Sims said. 

Nov 17, 2019 05:42 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

How do I craft a business plan?

How do I craft a time-management plan?

The sins of the father should not be visited upon the children. I keep in mind that

a. these kids come to us in good faith, not knowing what has preceded them, and

b. one of the kids may someday be in a position to do or refer business to us. 

Give me the redundant kids Qs over the shameless, vacuous point-hoes any day.

If 'many someones' (I remember Lenn on RealTalk - YEARS BEFORE AR - sending me a brilliant email about what to include in a buyer's book, and a list of 'red flags' indicating an unworthy prospect) had not generously guided me, it would have taken me A LOT LONGER to get into a groove.

Pay it forward and shine your aura . . . I'm not always in the mood, but I can choose to skip over like everyone else can.

Nov 17, 2019 06:12 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I refrain from answering most questions from real estate students because they have to do with licensing law and agency. Consequently, they receive many answers that may or may not be correct because the correct answers differ from state to state.  

Nov 17, 2019 06:05 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When you are in school the goal is to pass the test! When you are licensed, the learning begins. The first major step is to find the right mentor!

Nov 17, 2019 05:32 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If you see a "Utah real estate school question" in the Q&A...again and again and again...feel free not to answer. Just move on to the next question.

Nov 17, 2019 02:33 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

LOVE THIS IDEA - Now i have a couple of things to say, first is they do not know any better, that is why they ask the questions they do. I do not think anyone should be answering them sarcastingly. They are scaring them off AR before they even begin. Lastly, questions and posts like this with what students should be asking are a great idea. 

Nov 17, 2019 02:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think the UT instructor needs to read this question, Annette. This forum is a primo spot for learning BUT, the students need to come up with their OWN questions, no matter how insignificant they feel the question is. That leads to dialog.

Currently, the way it is, the dialog is not friendly and really, who wants to continue to participate in a forum AFTER school when the vast majority of the participants were incredibly rude to them?

Nov 17, 2019 09:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Agent Professor Utah needs to stop sending their students here.  Could you imagine if they asked these questions on  They'd be torn to shreds.


If they have questions about the industry, that's one thing.  But these need to be honest to God actual questions of THEIRS.  They should not be the same questions that every other student has asked over the years.  It doesn't teach them anything.  It's like a 2 year old asking "if we're there yet", it gets old real quick.

Nov 17, 2019 08:43 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I think it's great that as part of their instruction they are made aware of resources such as AR. And I'm actually good with having an assignment to stick one's toe in the water. However, from what little engagement I've had with the students from Utah they seem to have the idea that they "have" to post a question from a list of questions provided to them by the instructor. That aspect is interesting to me - not that they have an assignment to engage but they are suppose to choose from a list. It is possible that the student I interacted with just "said" that and the list is actually provided as "a guide" or possible questions if they are "nervous" and can't think of anything. But if the instructor is "requiring" that the students limit their questions to his/her prepared list that's curious to me. I wonder how much class time if any is spent going over answers or comparing our answers to what Utah's course materials say.

Nov 17, 2019 08:12 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most of us don’t want to be rehashing Pre-Licensing Course Material . We are very willing to discuss how to get started in the business type of questions . Listings, working with buyers. How to Prospect and network ideas. Lead Generation and Time Blocking etc, etc

Nov 17, 2019 06:26 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Thank you, Wayne Martin and Bob "RealMan" Timm 


Nov 17, 2019 06:17 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

RE school doesn't teach anything except how to not to go toRE jail! The best thing for new agents is to find a good mentor!

Nov 17, 2019 06:12 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

How do I get friends and family to become clients?

What free activities can I do to start my business?

Nov 18, 2019 10:08 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do not presume to judge what questions other people should ponder.

Nov 17, 2019 09:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

They should learn how to use the internet for correct answers in their state.

Nov 17, 2019 12:19 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think Bob "RealMan" Timm has the answer.  A

Nov 17, 2019 09:55 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This Forum is a two-way street. The repetitive questions fail to advance that end

Nov 17, 2019 08:08 AM
Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

Most of the "student question" are not well written or just ridiculous.

Nov 17, 2019 06:22 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Bravo, Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Nov 18, 2019 05:49 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I sure hope they are learning from school where they are paying good money.


Nov 18, 2019 05:11 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think these students are told to ask questions too early in the game, when they don't really know what to ask, so they go for the obvious and it irritates us because those questions could be looked up easily (e.g. what are the loyalties?). Questions should come later when they learn more about the practice of real estate and ask us for our real life experiences and how we handled them. The instructor should present case studies and that would be a way to engage experienced agents, not with quesions that you could google. 

Nov 18, 2019 05:25 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The majority of relevant questions one needs to ask come in the moment of necessity this the established natural way. Visiting with an issue before your time is what robs people of their innocence and natural flow to know....

Nov 17, 2019 06:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too think when the students ask questions here, the public thinks some don't know what they are doing.

Nov 28, 2019 07:38 AM