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Monday, January 29, 2007

My Good Old Kentucky Home - Now How About a Kentucky Real Estate License

I love old songs that my grandfather used to sing to me. You know the type like "old Suzanna" and "B-I-N-G-O". I used to love visiting my grandparents at thier house in Franklin, Kentucy. It has always felt like home. Grandma and mom would cook pies (the best in the world) and my brother and I would go fishing with Grandad. I really miss them. I was showing my kids pics of me with what would now be my kid's great grandparents. I started to pine for those times in Kentucky. So first thing I thought I would do when I got to the office we to look at getting my real estate license for Kentucky. I know that sometimes you can never go "home" but I can still do the homework :).

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Just Pass Your Real Estate License Exam? Real Estate Bubble... BOO!

I am sorry. I didn't mean to scare any new real estate license examinees. I have been thinking a lot about the potential for a "real estate bubble" to pop and ruin the party we have enjoyed as realtors over the past years. I constantly hear about this bubble. Paints the image of the .com bubble popping. I think the fundamentals are a bit more sound when someone buys a house compared to the frivolous ways the early Internet compaies did business but I do recognize that many of my clients have, in my opinion, spent more than they are capable of paying. Over financed themselves. I am not sure how some have kept living under a roof for as long as they have.

I figured that it would be interesting to share some Real Estate Bubble blogs. While I like to keep a positive attitude when it comes to the real estate market, I find it important to look to both sides of the fence.

Obviously Southern California has a dynamic real estate market. I have helped many students obtain thier real estate licenses in So. Cal. The Southern California Real Estate Bubble Crash blog. I like this blog cause it is constantly posting new info. Pretty interesting stuff going deep into the economics and sociology of Southern California.

My next blog comes from the East Coast. It is the Northern new Jersey Real Estate Bubble blog. If there is ever going to be a real estate "correction" then it would have to happen on a national level. This is why I like to follow these pages from multiple states. If I look into how the real estate markets in New Jersey and New York and compare them to the West Coast I can come up with my own conclusion which way the market is going.

Continuing with this theory of taking samples from multiple markets I next like to read the Seattle Bubble blog. It has an interesting topic in that they have open threads that people can post thier own info. I thought it would be filled with spam but it is pretty informative.

There are plenty of fear mongering blogs pushing the idea of a bubble popping on a national level. The Housing Bubble blog is very imformative. It has lots of info and is constantly updated. Just be careful not to visit It looks like spam. There are so many splogs out there. I read about that word in a wired magazine. Spam blogs. Argh. What an awful thought. I hope that just moves on and stops.

Now anyone who is looking at these blog sites and thinking wow... i dont' think i want to become a realtor should stop and instead think "How can I become a realtor" instead. The market is still strong. Having a real estate license is never a bad professional choice. No matter what the condition of the industry, there is still always someone needing a realtor.

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Kansas Reciprocates Real Estate Licenses with 43 States!!! WOW

Today I was shocked to find out that the Kansas Real Estate Commission offers real estate license reciprocation with 43 states. That sure is a lot. If any out of state realtor is interested in obtaining a second real estate license then Kansas is the state. Learn about all of the requirements for the Kansas salesperson and brokers real estate license and opportunities for studying for the real estate license exam.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Interesting Blogs I Read Today

Today I played around with Google Blog Search. It was a great way to look up blogs covering specific topics. For obvious reasons in my career I used the search term "real estate license". I was happy to see an article that I had just written about Iowa Real Estate License Requirements came up first. I am surprised how fast google works these days. I don't ever remember seeing something I wrote be indexed that quickly. Nice work Google.

After re-reading my article I looked at the blog entries below. There was one covering how a realtor stole 3 million dollars and somehow still got to keep her real estate license. I shake my head but would also love to know how she did it :) Think she was one of the big boobed pretty girls? JOKE!!!!

Next I read an interesting article by Todd Tarson giving some tips on how to interview a realtor. Long article but interesting read. Alway nice to help the public choose a qualified real estate agent. I am sure any of the real estate licensees from my real estate school or those who used my real estate study guide would score well when interviewed :).

I love the name of the publisher of the blog entry directly below mine. Michael Jordan's Mistress. If I was a lady I am pretty sure I could give up the day to day grind of being a real estate school teacher in order to hang with #23. Anyhow I think her name is more thought out than this blog entry.

I was intrigued by this title, Density and Too Many Realtors. Blog site that claims to track the Charlottesville and Central Virginia Real Estate Market. Article was pretty low in explaining anything to do with real estate salesperson / realtors or their density.

Under this was another gold coin... a netscape story covering one of my old articles title Real estate License Exam Strategies. I wrote that well back in mid December. I enjoyed writing that. I think a real estate class student should have some clear strategies on how to approach a real estate exam. Any student can do well if they follow those tips.

I looked forward to reading the following blog which covered a field of real estate I never really got into. It gave tips on how to sell convenience stores. I clicked on the link only to discover that it was kind of a spam site so instead I looked up how to sell a convenience stores. I didn't get as much info as I would have liked because I had to get back to work.

I am sure I will use the Google Blog search more often. You should give it a shot too.

Do you want to Get your Iowa Real Estate License?

Iowa have always been a strong real estate market. There are great country houses and large cities to please pretty much anyone who wishes to live in such a beatuful state. If you are interested in writing the real estate exam and obtaining your salesperson real estate license or brokers real estate license this link has the information for you. Lists the many states that reciprocate with the state of Iowa as well.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tips to Know When Purchasing Your First House

Anyone who has experience buying thier first home knows that the process can be fast and alarming. There is a lot to know before you make the leap towards buying your first home. Tom Chambers suggests some tips to help keep away the first home buying blues.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

Blogs, we keep hearing about them but what are they and how can we enjoy them. Well, blogs are a frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links. They usually center around either a person or a topic. With the creation of various publication tools on the Internet writing your own blog is as easy as sending an email.

I thought it would be interesting to go over all the various sites that will help you blog for yourself as well as break down many blogs by their topic and how they relate to real estate as this is of course a real estate blog.

First of all, I will go over some websites that will allow you to begin blogging yourself. Personally we use Blogger. Blogger is owned by Google and comes with all the tools one would need in order to publish their own thoughts online. Best of all it is free. TypePad is another popular blog website. It offers powerful tools and hosting features. It will cost you about $50 a month to use. A third popular blog site is Wordpress. Wordpress comes with all the necessary tools and is free unless you want to host it with a third party.

Now that we know the tools to use in order to publish our own blog we should look at what type of blogs are on the Internet. This might give you some ideas as to what you would like to write about.

Some of my favorite real estate blogs are:

These are some of the real estate related blog sites that I like to visit. I would love to hear about some of the blog sites you like to visit.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Illinois Real Estate License Requirements

Illinois is a lovely place to live. Read more for details on the types of real estate licenses that are available for realtors in Illinois as well as the steps on getting licensed.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pssst, Here is some of My Knowledge About Being a Realtor... Pass it on!

I almost quite being a realtor after my first day on the job. My broker gave me some pointers that kept me in the profession that I love so much. Now I want to share some of the tips I have learned over these years with you.


Idaho Real Estate License Requirements

Idaho is a lovely place to move to. Read more for details on the types of real estate licenses that are available for realtors in Idaho as well as the steps on getting licensed.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

The Cynics Guide to Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Finding a good realtor / real estate agent can save you money and heartache. Here is a helpful guide to finding the best possible realtor for any situation.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Georgia Real Estate License Requirements

Georgia is a lovely state. Read more for details on the types of real estate licenses that are available for realtors in Georgia as well as the steps on getting licensed.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Art of a Public Open House

Open houses are a great and neccessary tool for selling real estate. In the article, The Art of a Public Open House we go over the steps one should take in order to prepare for the potential owners to arrive. The article is written for those who are hosting the open house alone and with a realtor. GOOD STUFF!!!

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Real Estate License Professor Questionaire

In December, 2006 we sent a questionaire to a hundred 2006 and a hundred 2005 cutomers. We asked various questions regarding our study guide. We thought that you might be interested in some of the feed back.

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Steps on Getting a Connecticut License

Many people are moving to Connecticut. Sounds like a great time to get your Connecticut license. Read more for details on the types of real estate licenses that are available for realtors in Connecticut as well as the steps on getting licensed.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Steps on Getting a Colorado Real Estate License

Colorado is a beatuiful state... Just ask my Aunt Beth. By getting your real estate license in Colorado, you can live close to her. Read more for details on the types of real estate licenses that are available for realtors in Colorado as well as the steps on getting licensed.

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When the Market Cools

Tom Chambers has written an interesting article regarding the real estate market cool down. Basically he explains the things a realtor should tell his or her clients to expect when trying to sell thier property in this market.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Start of 2007

I am back in the office officially for the first time today in two weeks. I am energized and excited about the challenges 2007 will provide.

Three things.

First, I want to remind you about the great tools the Real Estate License Professor provides besides our great online real estate license study guide. There is the free real estate dictionary. Use this tool to look up any real estate term. You can also access the real estate license dictionary from your Google home page. There is also the random question of the day as well as samples of the Real Estate License Professor's online study guide that can be accessed from our home page.

Secondly, I want to send out a great big happy new year to some of our school partners. These include 360 training, Golden Hyde, New School PA and A Plus. I hope you all have a great 2007.

Lastly, I am looking for any questions that you may have about getting your real estate license that I can answer and post on our blog for others to ready.

Happy 2007.

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