Florida Real Estate Schools

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Over the last fifty years, Florida has been one of the fastest growing states in the United States. As both a great place to retire and a wonderful place to raise a family, the state's rapidly growing population has resulted in unprecedented home building and sales opportunities. One offshoot of this phenomenal growth has been the rise of dozens of very good Florida real estate schools where aspiring real estate professionals can obtain the skills they will need to succeed in this lucrative field.

Florida Real Estate School Options

While real estate appeals to a lot of people because of its flexible hours and the ability to earn as much as you want, some people worry about being able to take the time away from their current job in order to attend Florida real estate schools. Recently, that issue has become much less of a problem since many Florida real estate schools are now offering the required 63-hour course online.

Live courses, while scheduled as much as possible to be easily accessible, may not always be found in every city. Online courses, however, offer the student options in terms of when and where they study while providing either online or phone access to instructors. Some courses are now being offered in a CD-ROM format as well. All courses, live, online, and CD-ROM must be approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission in order to be acceptable to the Florida Board of Realtors.

Finding A Good Florida Real Estate School

What makes a real estate school work for you is how well it fits into your lifestyle and your pocketbook. The prices for courses vary significantly, and you should do some savvy online shopping before you sign on any dotted line. Another issue is whether you work best in an environment in which you can interact with instructors and other students. If you have a problem getting started on your own, a live class may be best for you even if it means a little time juggling to get there.

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