If you have found the learning curve steep and expensive to become and remain a Realtor, you will like the latest announcement from Real Estate University.com, a service of University.com . Starting November 8th, the company offers free real estate classes online at its Web site, www.realestate.university.com .
Real Estate University.com (REU) is among the leading sources for real estate training, education and information for real estate professionals on the Internet.
The free classes will include real estate-specific topics such as Buyer Seller Orientation, Open House, Classified Ads, FSBOs, Cold Calling, Referrals and others. The site will also offer leading real estate contact management software applications such as Top Producer and On-Line Agent, as well as popular Microsoft office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.
As if filling your brain for free isn't enough, the university is giving away a free Palm V organizer every month, a $399 value. For every free class a user takes, they receive an entry into that month’s drawing. Five Palm V’s will be given away, beginning in November.
In addition to the free class offerings above, the site also has a catalog of reasonably priced courses including Sales and Marketing, Technology, Management, Leadership, Finance, Legal, Communication and Life Skills.
Real Estate University.com's continuing education courseware has recently been certified for online delivery by The Association of Real Estate Licensing Law Officials , (ARELLO,) a real estate association made up of entities involved in regulating the practice of real estate.
"ARELLO certification is important to the Real Estate University because it means our online courseware meets the demanding standards ARELLO has developed," says Mark Wilkes, director of Real Estate University.com. "These standards assure state regulators that the course content and the delivery method are both of the highest-quality. Certification also ensures that real estate professionals who take such classes online are receiving the information required to maintain their licensing requirements."
Wilkes says there will shortly be continuing education classes approved for state credit which will soon be available online in cooperating states. These will soon be offered live.