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So on today’s blog post as promised from the previous blog post, I will be discussing what real estate school I went to and how it prepared me to pass my real estate exam the first time. Straight on. I went to Host Group Real Estate Academy. I came across the Academy by first going to the Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) website for a list of Authorized Real Estate Schools in Massachusetts. I narrowed my search to areas closest to me and literally went through every single one’s website.
Before your start looking, keep in mind that you first need to take a look at your daily schedule that way if you have work/ children you can work out a schedule that could best fit your situation. In my case, weekends were the only option and Host Group provided a possibility.
After narrowing your search, I suggest you carefully look at the selected school’s website, read their reviews, policies, pricing, materials offered (books etc.) return policies and review their schedule before registering with them. I have come across some very questionable websites with false claims etc. So watch out!
I registered to Host Group Real Estate Academy. They offer weekend classes Saturdays and Sundays. With the Real Estate license, you are required to take 40 hrs of classes here in MA so the 40 hours were split into 4 days. That’s two weekends of classes (2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays of 10 hrs of class each of the days). This schedule is quite intense and I was honestly scared of not being able to accomplish the classes, finding time to study and even take the exam.
10 hrs of class a day is quite intense but the Instructor Dee Kumar made the day go by so fast by giving us mini breaks after every heavy topic, simplifying the dense content, making it practical/relate-able by providing stories and experiences.
Our typical day in class: we sign in, class starts at 7:15 AM, we have a 5 min break at 10 or so, back to class, lunch break at 1:00 PM, back to class, mini break, around 4:00 PM we have online courses to practice until 6:00 PM then we sign out.
Honestly this course is not for the weak minded. The time is long and the materials are so dense. You have to mentally prepare yourself accordingly for this. You have to bring your A-game on in every class, pay attention, ask as many questions as possible, do exactly what you need to do. Dee will tell you that as well. He has been teaching this course for over a decade and has seen great success in his structure of teaching/ lesson plans and has found that students who follow the structure tend to have a pleasant experience taking the courses and passing their exam the first time.
The breakdown of the lessons is quite Unique. As you take the class with Dee, you will see that he doesn't quite follow the book chapter to chapter. He has very brilliantly mastered a way to make the chapters that are related flow with the content he is covering. For example: He will discuss chapter 1 and then you’ll end up at next at chapter 19 etc. I found this to have helped me remember and create a sense of continuous chain of information that went together. For those of you that are new to real Estate like myself, you will deeply appreciate this.
In my own words, below is the breakdown.
After reviewing all of this, I felt very confident in myself. As a thorough learner, it took me 2 months to revisit the 22 chapters, listen to the recorded lectures, take the chapter practice questions, practice exams and notes taken in class. Many students just right on and take their exams after the course but for me, I need time to process everything. If you are new to real estate, I suggest you do the same. Discipline yourself and make sure your practice the exams and read your notes everyday until the day of the exam.
There is no easy way out unfortunately. You have to put in time and determination for this.
That said, I hope you enjoyed this post! For those of you in MA interested in pursuing your real estate license, feel free to message me with any questions, stay tuned for NEW blog posts EVERY 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th of the MONTH. Also, feel free to visit Host Group Real Estate Academy.
P/S: This is not sponsored content. This is a honest review of Host Group Real Estate Academy
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