Slowly but surely, certain sectors of the economy are moving their business onto the internet. Likewise, education is making the transition online.
That means we’re entering a time when we have the potential to live out our 12-year-old self’s greatest dream:
we can stay in our pajamas and go to school in bed.
This freedom can be especially useful for adults looking to enter an industry like real estate and can’t make it to live classes.
However, before you jump right into online education assuming it’s right for you, you may want to familiarize yourself with how it works and how it’s different from live education.
There’s no doubt that the convenience of online education is one of its most alluring qualities; it’s difficult to incorporate school of any kind into your already jam-packed schedule.
Online classes can allow you to more easily shoehorn an education into your life.
Or maybe you simply don’t want to spend gas money and travel time commuting to a classroom.
If that’s the case, then online education might be right for you.
Consider this: although online classes seem like a time-saver in the short term, they can be more expensive in the long run if you’re unable to pass the state exam due to the less interactive nature of online education.
If you live close to a real estate education provider, then time and gas money spent traveling might be a non-factor for you.
Perhaps your schedule is more flexible, allowing you to enjoy live education without feeling overwhelmed, in which case it might be better to go to live classes.
2. Individual Attention
Although some online classes at a university, for example, will allow video interaction between students and instructors, most real estate schools will not offer such comprehensive online education packages.
Online courses generally consist of videos, images, texts, and quizzes.
Live classes, on the other hand, allow you to interact face-to-face with an instructor and fellow students.
Not only is this a more conducive environment for learning, but it also provides an excellent opportunity to network in your new industry.
If you want to, you can take online classes out by the pool.
Please don’t leave your computer this close to the pool…
That freedom is a great benefit, for sure. Just keep in mind that without the social pressure of fellow classmates, you may be inclined to succumb to distraction.
Depending on how extraverted you are, being surrounded by people may be more comfortable for you.
As a real estate agent, you’ll need to thrive on social interactions, as you’ll be meeting and connecting with people all the time.
Meeting people at class is as good a time to start as any.
If you’re considering taking online real estate courses because you prefer not to be in a classroom full of people, then perhaps the social nature of real estate doesn’t jibe with your personality.
We always advise students to take live courses, but if you’re interested in getting your Florida real estate license online, then you can sign up for our classes here: https://www.larsoned.com/realestate/licensing/courses/63-hour-sales-associate-pre-license-course-online/
About Larson Educational Services:
Utilizing 40 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Florida real estate school Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing, and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and online. We are an approved Florida Real Estate School (License #ZH1002299), Florida CAM School (License #PRE31), Florida Insurance School (License # 370501) and NMLS Approved Course Provider.
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