There is no significant difference in the success rate for the state exam based upon the course format. The online version does allow new licensees to get up and running sooner than those that have to wait on a classroom setting and then have to add on study time for the state exam. Unfortunately, not all states offer online pre-license education.
– Flexibility. You can study anytime you can log on to the internet.
– Usually less expensive investment for the course than the classroom or the self study/book study format
– If you have a high comprehension and retention level and time block to study, you could be done with the course in a matter of days.
– The practice exams are in the computerized format that the final exam and state exam will be delivered.
– Because there is no set schedule, some students using this format may have difficulty in focusing and time blocking to finish the course. You are allowed several months to complete the course and students may wait until they run out of time. No matter the course format, each requires a final exam.
– Usually taught by an experienced instructor that is able to answer any questions that you have
– Classroom setting allows for interaction with fellow students
– Instructor are able to provide tips on passing the ultimate state and national test
– Time…The course is usually taught in a chapter format that is spread over multiple weeks.
– Lack of flexibility in scheduling. Classes are at a set time and attendance is mandatory. Some schools offer day-time classes only and some offer weekend and night-time options.
– Those same fellow students that you are interacting with, may not be as committed as you are and could be a distraction.
This is an area that will require you to make a decision based upon your own commitment, study habits and past course experience. Do you need the safety net of an instructor you can turn to, or are you disciplined enough to block off the time to take the course and study on your schedule via an online environment?
Whichever route you go, online or classroom, we recommend that you make sure that the course package that you purchase includes an exam prep module. This is a collection of sample test questions that will help you prepare for the course final exam and the final state exam. We also highly recommend taking a weekend cram course if offered. You will have the chance to review everything you previously studied and you will get helpful information on what to expect and on how to successfully pass the exam.
To assist you in finding a real estate class in your area, we have provided a link to the state approved real estate schools. Once you click on this link, you will need to search for the area you live in, find real estate schools that service that area, and reach out to the schools to find out their specific schedules, cost and register. Once you have completed this, please let us know when your course starts so we can stay in touch and help you with the next steps.