September 2009 Alumni of the Month – Carolyn Simoneau

As a business owner, it is always satisfying to get outstanding feedback from one of our customers. Carolyn Simoneau of Cape Coral, FL is one such customer. We first saw Carolyn in March 2009 at one of our monthly Real Estate Career Nights where she learned about the steps involved in obtaining a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License, as well as how to package herself for success in the real estate industry.

Carolyn took the information she heard and hit the ground running. She immediately signed up for our 63-Hour Real Estate Sales Associate License Course at our Naples location. After completing the course and the final exam, she attended our One-Day License Exam Preparation Course where she learned the test taking tips and strategies for the state exam. A couple days later, she passed the state exam with flying colors. Within a couple months of obtaining her license, Carolyn took our advice and came back to see us as soon as possible for her 45 Hours of Post-License Education.

In this class she learned all about the sales and marketing aspects of the real estate business, as well as time management skills and business plan development strategies. A go-getter from the start, Carolyn took what she learned in the classroom and combined that with her past sales experience and turned it into a phenomenal first 5 months in the business!

  • 5 listings sold
  • $2,000,000 in gross sales
  • working on 3 additional listings

That is why Carolyn is our…

September 2009 Alumni of the Month!


Carolyn lives in Cape Coral, FL with her husband, John Simoneau (a recent graduate of Larson Educational Services as well!) John is also a fishing guide in Southwest Florida and you can checkout his fishing adventure services at Fish Till You Drop Charters.

Carolyn was raised on the beautiful shores of Englewood Beach and the Gulf of Mexico was her backyard growing up. Her parents owned and operated a small hotel called “JADE WEST”. She has since lived in many other areas of the country, but there is nowhere more like home to her than sunny Southwest Florida!

A go-getter from the start, Carolyn has been in sales all her life. She owned and operated a large, higher end retail furniture store with design services for 13 years in Alpharetta, GA. Back home now in Southwest Florida, she has put her sales and design background to work finding people the home of their dreams! She is an avid golfer and fisherman and belongs to the EWGA (Executive Woman’s Golf Association) and the Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club. Carolyn is an animal lover and enjoys oil painting in her free time.

Carolyn works for Sell State Priority Realty of Cape Coral and you can view more information about her and her listings at


Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, real estate broker licensing, Florida CAM licensing and Florida mortgage licensing and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte and online.

You can contact us Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm at (239) 344-7510 or 24/7 at


Florida Mortgage Broker and Loan Originator License School

Larson Educational Services, a Fort Myers, Florida mortgage business school and approved NMLS provider, will guide you through the 24-hour Florida Mortgage Broker licensing process.

NEW Licensing Requirements Starting January 1, 2010

In accordance with Florida legislation passed earlier this year, the license exemption (FS494.006) for all Loan Originators employed by Florida licensed Lenders and Correspondent Lenders will be going away on January 1, 2010. What this means is that currently unlicensed Loan Originators will need to complete the 24 Hour Mortgage Broker License Course and pass the state exam in order to meet the new requirements beginning January 1, 2010. Loan Originators working without a license will face a $1,000 fine per day.

NOTE: We are expecting large class sizes for our remaining 2009 class schedule so we recommend getting registered as soon as possible.

LARSON EDUCATIONAL SERVICES will teach you everything you need to know to become a Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker. In only 3 DAYS of class you will be prepared to take the Mortgage Broker State Exam. You’ll learn the basic principles and business fundamentals of financing and mortgage brokerage. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of common mortgage terms, state and federal lending laws, mortgage broker standards of conduct, common industry practices, current Florida licensing requirements, and Florida licensing rules. We include all Exam Preparation materials in the course so you do not need to attend a separate course or purchase additional materials!

Our upcoming Mortgage Broker Licensing Courses are:

Date: Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15
Credit Hours: 24 hours
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day
Location: 1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tuition: $249 includes course materials

Date: Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6
Credit Hours: 24 hours
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day
Location: 1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tuition: $249 includes course materials

Register by calling a friendly Larson Educational Services representative at (239) 344-7510 or online at

Larson Educational Services
1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 344-7510
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