New Larson Team Member, Antoinette Nicchia

Today we are profiling Antoinette Nicchia, who, along with Liz Koplitz, is a new member of the LarsonEd team.

Where are you from, Antoinette?antoinette
I was born in Louisiana, then I lived in New York, and now I’m here in Fort Myers. I’ve been here the majority of my life. I came down here after my sister moved down here. I love southwest Florida.

What’s the most interesting thing about you?
I actually care about people; lots of people don’t care. I care about helping people. I volunteer a lot in community.

What is your new job with LarsonEd?
I’m the customer experience manager, which means I’ll be interacting with students, making sure that they’re having a good experience with LarsonEd. In some ways I’ll be the new face of the company.

What’s your favorite hobby?
My fiancé is a firefighter and a paramedic. We also have 3 dogs that we love to spend time with. I love the beach, yoga, and meditation. I love to travel, I like volunteering, dancing, and I also worked as a real estate agent.

 

What’s your personal motto?
Treat others as you would like to be treated. If you give someone respect they will respect you back.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?
My grandparents. I would love to learn about my family and learn about where I came from.

Anything else you want the students to know about you?
I want our students to know that I’m here to help with any question they might have. There is no stupid question. It’s a confusing process, and they can ask me anything and I will help you figure it out.

5 Simple Steps to Get a Florida Real Estate License–Florida Real Estate School

5 Simple Steps to Get a Florida Real Estate License–Florida Real Estate School

Getting your Florida real estate license doesn’t have to be a painful process. With Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services, we make it simple with these 5 steps to getting your license.

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1. Register for class

63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course – $359 tuition includes your course materials and a 1-year enrollment term in the classroom course. $245 tuition for the online course.

72 Hour Broker Pre-License Course – $459 tuition includes your course

materials and a 1-year enrollment term in the classroom course. $275 tuition for the online course.

**NOTE: Mutual Recognition is available in Florida if you are CURRENTLY licensed in 1 of the 8 recognized states.**

2. State Application

**NOTE: We recommend completing these steps BEFORE you start your class to expedite the approval process.**

a. Submit a license application to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. On the application you will share information about yourself and include a fee of $89 ($97 for broker applicants) payable to the DBPR. You can apply online or print a paper application.

NOTE: If you are not a Florida resident, you are required to submit a paper application.

b. Register for electronic fingerprinting
Florida requires electronic fingerprints be taken in order to run a criminal background check. To make a reservation contact the PearsonVUE customer support center at 1.877.238.8232 to select a date and time that is convenient for you. Cost of fingerprinting is $53.50.

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If you are asked for the “ORI” number at any time during the fingerprint process, use “FL920010Z“. This is how the fingerprinting company knows your fingerprints are for the Florida Real Estate License.

NOTE: PearsonVUE will notify you by mail when your application has been approved (generally 10-30 days). This approval allows you to schedule the state exam – view Step 4 below for how to schedule.

3. Attend Class

A passing score of 70% is required on the school final exam. All applicants are required to satisfactorily complete this course prior to taking the state examination. Your Course Completion Certificate is valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance. Larson Educational Services is a Florida approved Real Estate School (License #ZH1002299).

4. Pass the State License Exam

Once approved for the state exam, you will be notified via email that you are able to schedule with PearsonVUE. Scheduling can be completed by calling 1.888.204.6289 or visiting PearsonVUE.com. When making a phone reservation, use Pass Code “2262”.

When making an online reservation, you must first select your testing program, which is Florida Real Estate & Appraisers, then either Create a New Account or login into your account if you already have one. View the PearsonVue Exam Scheduling Steps for more details and screenshots on how to schedule your exam.

We highly recommend taking one of our License Exam Preparation Courses AFTER you have attended the required Pre-Licensing Course. CLICK HERE for more information.

Your exam approval status is valid for two (2) years from the approval date. A passing score is 75 out of 100 questions answered correctly. The state exam fee is $31.50.

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Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services

5. Activate the License

You must activate your real estate license through a Florida licensed real estate broker or owner/developer. The broker can go to www.myfloridalicense.com on the sole proprietor personal account, or the corporate account, whichever applies, OR print and submit the DBPR RE 11 form. Your license will remain inactive until it is activated by a real estate broker.

Are you interested in learning about real estate brokers who are hiring in SW Florida? Check out our Broker Connection Page for more information about brokers looking for newly licensed real estate professionals.

If you’re still unsure if a career in Florida real estate is for you, you may want to join us for one of our Real Estate Career Nights in Fort Myers and Naples to learn more.

 

 

Larson Educational Services

1400 Colonial Blvd., Suite 44

Fort Myers, FL 33907

(239) 344-7510

Naples Real Estate School

Naples Real Estate School

At family-owned real estate school, Larson Educational Services (License #ZH1002299), you can complete the steps necessary to obtain your Florida Real Estate License in as little as 30 days. Because our course has a modular format, you can actually mix-and-match dates and locations if you need flexible scheduling. Just contact us and we’ll help you put a schedule together. We have real estate courses in Ft. Myers and Naples starting soon, or you can complete the course online. WEEKDAY and WEEKEND class times are 8:30am – 4:30pm. EVENING class times are 6:15pm – 9:45pm.

2015 Dates and Times

February 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 (Evening) Naples
February 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-Mar 1 (Weekend) Fort Myers
February 16-20, 23-25 (Weekday) Naples
February 23-27, Mar 2-4 (Weekday) Fort Myers
March 9-13, 16-18 (Weekday) Naples
March 16-20, 23-25 (Weekday) Fort Myers
April 13-17, 20-22 (Weekday) Fort Myers
April 13-17, 20-22 (Weekday) Naples
April 18-19, 25-26, May 2-3, 9-10 (Weekend) Fort Myers
April 20-23, 27-30, May 4-7, 11-14 (Evening) Fort Myers
May 4-8, 11-13 (Weekday) Fort Myers
May 11-15, 18-20 (Weekday) Naples
May 16-17, 30-31, June 6-7, 13-14 (Weekend) Naples
May 18-21, 26-29, June 1-4, 8-11 (Evening) Naples
June 1-5, 8-10 (Weekday) Fort Myers
June 8-12, 15-17 (Weekday) Naples
July 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, Aug 3-6 (Evening) Fort Myers
July 13-17, 20-22 (Weekday) Fort Myers
July 18-19, 25-26, Aug 1-2, 8-9 (Weekend) Fort Myers
July 20-24, 27-29 (Weekday) Naples
August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 (Weekend) Fort Myers
August 3-7, 10-12 (Weekday) Fort Myers
August 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 (Evening) Fort Myers
August 10-14, 17-19 (Weekday) Naples
August 17-21, 24-26 (Weekday) Fort Myers
September 14-18, 21-23 (Weekday) Fort Myers
September 19-20, 26-27, Oct 3-4, 10-11 (Weekend) Fort Myers
September 21-25, 28-30 (Weekday) Naples
September 28-Oct 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 (Evening) Naples
October 5-9, 12-14 (Weekday) Fort Myers
October 12-16, 19-21 (Weekday) Naples
October 17-18, 24-25, 31-Nov 1, 7-8 (Weekend) Naples
October 19-22, 26-29, Nov 2-5, 9-12 (Evening) Fort Myers
November 2-6, 9-11 (Weekday) Fort Myers
November 30-Dec 4, 7-9 (Weekday) Fort Myers
November 30-Dec 4, 7-9 (Weekday) Naples

Tuition is $359 and includes your course materials. You can even attend any portion of the course again for review for no additional charge.

If you would like additional information about getting started, take a look at our Step-By-Step Licensing Guide or view our Real Estate Broker Connection page to view information about companies that are hiring newly licensed Sales Associates.

To register, please call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510 or REGISTER ONLINE. You can even register for the class today and pay for it later. We take registrations all the way up to the first day of class.

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

Royal Palm Square

1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44

Fort Myers, FL 33907

(239) 344-7510

New LarsonEd Team Member, Liz Koplitz

This week we will be profiling the two newest members of the LarsonEd team: Liz Koplitz and Antoinette Nicchia.

First, we have Liz Koplitz.

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Where are you from, Liz?
I was born and raised in Long Island–Brooklyn specifically–but my husband and I said that once there’s another hurricane we’re moving. That came in October of 2013. I miss the city and my family and things like Christmas at Rockefeller plaza, but I don’t miss the cold.

What’s the most interesting thing about you?
People think I’m totally a business person, but I also have a creative side. I like tackling things that are challenging. I used to have a stained glass business and I like to quilt. I used to do hours of computer work, and that got tiresome, but when you’re cutting stained glass, you have to only do that. You can only focus on the glass. I took more classes, had some internships, and eventually I became a glass master.

What is your new job with LarsonEd?
I’m the operations manager. I make sure that we’re in compliance with Florida laws and that our records are up to date. I’ll be doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work.

What is your favorite hobby?
Quilting, definitely. I also enjoy spending time with my friends on the water. And of course spending time with my family and children.

Do you have a personal motto?
Each day is a blessing. Every day that we have health and family is a great thing. I’m always grateful to have what I have.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?
You’re going to make fun of me for this, but I have to say Barbara Streisand. She’s from Brooklyn, she’s crazy, and she’s the best business woman in the entertainment industry. I would love to sit down with her and find out how she does what she does.

Anything else you want our students to know about you?
We want students to enjoy their time while they’re with us. Everyone is trying to streamline the process to make it seamless for them, and make them as comfortable as possible. That way they can focus on class. What we bring to table as an educational facility is giving people the ability to learn in a way that they will understand.

Check back on Thursday for our profile of our other new team member: Antoinette Nicchia.

Florida Sales Associate Post-License Course

Naples Real Estate School

Florida 45 Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course (CLASSROOM)

Credit hours: 45
DBPR Licensed Florida Real Estate School License #ZH1002299

Tuition: $249 – course materials included

2015 Dates and Times

Weekend Classes:  Five days, Friday through Sunday the first weekend, and Saturday and Sunday the second weekend from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Weekday Classes:  Five days, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Monday and Wednesday the following week from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Evening Classes:  Ten evenings, Monday through Thursday the first two weeks and Monday and Tuesday the third week from 6:15pm to 10:00pm

February 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 (Weekday) Naples
February 20, 21, 22, 28, Mar 1 (Weekend) Fort Myers – Suite 39
February 23-26, Mar 2-5, 9-10 (Evening) Fort Myers
March 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 (Weekday) Fort Myers
March 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 (Weekend) Fort Myers
April 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 (Weekday) Naples
May 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 (Weekday) Fort Myers
May 29, 30, 31, Jun 6, 7 (Weekend) Fort Myers
June 1-4, 8-11, 15-16 (Evening) Fort Myers
July 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 (Weekend) Naples
July 27, 29, 31, Aug 3, 5 (Weekday) Fort Myers
August 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 (Weekday) Naples
September 14-17, 21-24, 28-29 (Evening) Fort Myers
September 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 (Weekend) Naples
October 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 (Weekday) Fort Myers
October 26, 28, 30, Nov 2, 4 (Weekday) Naples
November 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 (Weekend) Fort Myers
December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 (Weekend) Fort Myers

Although the state says you have up to 2 years to complete this course after obtaining your Florida Sales Associate license, we recommend attending this course within the first 2 months of being licensed. Why? Because this course lays the foundation for you to conduct the practical side of the business –finding sellers, properly pricing, marketing, finding buyers, negotiating and more!

In the Florida 45 Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course at Larson Educational Services, you’ll sharpen your skills in every aspect of listing and selling. You’ll learn how to professionally prepare and present a comparative market analysis that separates you from the competition. You’ll discover techniques to increase your percentage of listings sold. You’ll learn strategies to demonstrate and reinforce pricing decisions. And you’ll learn all about marketing, real estate technology and building an internet presence that gets you found online!

Topics Include:

  • Career development
  • Discrimination laws
  • Prospecting for listings
  • The listing presentation
  • Working with buyers
  • Writing and presenting offers
  • Financing the purchase
  • Investment property
  • Risk management
  • Business planning
  • Proper pricing
  • Listing contracts
  • Sales contracts
  • Mortgage alternatives
  • Closing the transaction
  • Property management

Not ready to pay for your course, but want to hold your seat?
That’s ok! We accept unpaid registrations online or by phone.
Your tuition will be due on the first day of class.

Call us today with any questions.

(239) 344-7510

Larson Educational Services
1400 Colonial Blvd. Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
info@LarsonEd.com
239-344-7510
http://www.LarsonEd.com/realestate/licensing/naples-real-estate-school/
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LarsonEd Career Night–Naples Real Estate School

Naples Real Estate School

What is career night?


If you are unsure about whether or not a career in real estate is right for you, this is your chance to get more information prior to spending money on our classes or before submitting an application to the state. It’s also a chance for you to learn more about the Real Estate industry and current market from Larson Educational Services, a family owned company with 30 years of real estate education experience.

This 1-hour informational session is provided free of charge in our clean, comfortable and professional classroom environment and is instructed by members of the Larson family. There is no obligation if you attend. Information available includes:

    • Education and examination requirements
    • Florida Licensing fees
    • Traits and skills that lead to success in the industry
    • Local Real Estate companies looking to hire newly Licensed real estate professionals

Also, you will get the opportunity to participate in a free drawing to win a $150 scholarship toward our Real Estate Licensing education!

To register simply click a date below, enter your information, and click “Checkout”. You may also call us at (239) 344-7510 to register. There is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Career Night Dates

Evening Session: Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Weekend Session: Saturday morning from 10:30am-11:30am

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

(239) 344-7510

About Larson Educational Services

LarsonEd Career Night — Naples Real Estate School

Naples Real Estate School

What is career night?


If you are unsure about whether or not a career in real estate is right for you, this is your chance to get more information prior to spending money on our classes or before submitting an application to the state. It’s also a chance for you to learn more about the Real Estate industry and current market from Larson Educational Services, a family owned company with 30 years of real estate education experience.

This 1-hour informational session is provided free of charge in our clean, comfortable and professional classroom environment and is instructed by members of the Larson family. There is no obligation if you attend. Information available includes:

    • Education and examination requirements
    • Florida Licensing fees
    • Traits and skills that lead to success in the industry
    • Local Real Estate companies looking to hire newly Licensed real estate professionals

Also, you will get the opportunity to participate in a free drawing to win a $150 scholarship toward our Real Estate Licensing education!

To register simply click a date below, enter your information, and click “Checkout”. You may also call us at (239) 344-7510 to register. There is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Career Night Dates

Evening Session: Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Weekend Session: Saturday morning from 10:30am-11:30am

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

(239) 344-7510

About Larson Educational Services