Frequently Asked Questions
Browse through our Frequently Asked Question about passing the California 销售代理 Exam or Broker Exam, 申请人的要求, our Online Study Courses, and many questions asked by our students over the years:
Are courses you offer approved by the Department Of Real Estate?
是的, 严格为学生准备执照考试而提供的课程不需要经过云顶国际娱登录官网部门(DRE)的批准。. 然而, DRE必须批准有资格参加云顶国际娱登录官网“销售代理”和“经纪人”执照考试的课程，DRE将其描述为“法定课程”。. We currently offer nine “statutory courses” approved (Appraisal, 经济学, 第三方托管, 金融, 法律方面(法律), 抵押贷款代理, 实践, Principles and Property Management). The DRE issues approval numbers for each course. To see a list of our offered courses with photos, full descriptions including the approval numbers you can click on this link 课程描述 . To determine if a school has a course(s) approved, someone can go to the DRE website at 的信徒.ca.政府 看看这个, or we have a link that will take you directly to the page in which you will be able to conduct a course provider search of your own. 查找以下字段…输入课程提供者名称:简单地键入云顶国际娱登录官网. The results will show the school information and a list of courses that have approval.
Aren’t all schools the same? What makes your school different from the others?
你会发现大多数学校都会提供类似的学习材料，让你经历类似的学习过程, 然而 we are very confident we have the best overall program by far!
Our family had one of the first schools, 如果不是 the very first Real Estate School to be approved by the Department of Real Estate, 这发生在1941年.
Our main competition offers program in up to 50 states and programs for other fields, 像评价, Contractor and Insurance licenses, 而我们完全专注于帮助人们通过房地产考试(仅)
The most valuable and important piece of our program. 我们的考试复习指南(用于学习国家考试的目的)是由我们的班主任开发的, 多年来，谁向学生汇报并研究了该领域所有与房地产考试相关的材料. 经过漫长而乏味的过程，他提取了所有他认为与国家考试相关的词汇和主题，并把它们写进一个178 pg的大纲(取代了总共1350多页小字印刷的资格课程教科书)。. 这使我们的学生能够准确地学习需要的内容，消除学习不必要信息的浪费时间.
No other school has something like this!
Our Lightning Review Audio/CD will make a significant difference in our student’s success, 因为它提供了最重要的考试相关信息，可以在考试前一天和/或去参加国家考试的路上听.
Our Student “One On One” Support…Is unmatched by other schools, 因为我们的总教练在学生们参加我们的课程时亲自回答他们的问题.
Nobody other school offers this…
目前，我们的资格认证课程(包括课本)的价格是互联网上最低的. 我们的许可证准备程序与您在我们的包中收到的材料和质量相比是最低的(可能是互联网上最低的，无论内容如何)。. 我们的经纪人资格课程最近已被削减为价格最低的课程.
What’s the difference between taking 生活的讲座 and HOMESTUDY?
生活的讲座 (What some students think they need)
我们家族自1941年成立以来就涉足房地产备考领域，此后多年, 传统的教授执照准备的方法是参加一系列的8个现场讲座(课程). (usually spanning over a period of 3-4 months before Prerequisite Courses were required). Offering the lectures given at different times throughout the week worked to a certain degree but had many drawbacks; students often would miss classes, 学生们会花很长时间去听所有的课，当他们参加国家考试的时候，他们会忘记很多在一些开始的课上教的信息, students would waste a lot of time asking questions, 一些与所教授的信息不相关的问题，很多时候这些问题都是由讲师稍后在讲座中回答的, students would fall asleep in class, or not paying attention would miss a lot of the lecture, 学生重复上课的唯一方法就是在下一节课有时间的时候开车回教室. 除了, when we offered live lectures, 这对我们的学生来说要昂贵得多，因为我们需要在全州各地聘请其他教师来教授这些课程. 去年, 学生们总是喜欢上我们的班主任“唐·施瓦茨”的课，他不可能在所有地点和所有时间授课.
在我们不断努力寻找方法，使我们的项目更容易和提高通过率, in 1976, our family looked at a rather unique program.where they were attempting to teach the entire lecture series over a single weekend. 我们喜欢这个想法, 但我知道它缺少一些能够极大改善结果的非常重要的组件，于是我们便基于这些改变设计了自己的“周末回顾”. We later found by doing this, gave our students a much better retention level of material taught in class, 在短短几个月内，我们几乎所有的学生都转到补习班，我们很快就停止了平日的补习班.
This went so well locally, 决定在全州范围内扩展并开始寻找教师来寻找在这些地区教书的人. After extensive interviews, it was realized that there were few who had knowledge to teach a program like this, without several years of previous training. After interviewing over 100 potential instructors, we had only found three that turned out to be able to do so. But no matter how many instructors taught the classes, the students always seemed to want to attend Don Schwartz’s sessions. 然后决定做一些其他重要的调整，包括缩短时间, 现在我们可以在视频/DVD上用6个多小时的视频展示整个讲座部分.
So in recent years with the technology now available, 唐决定把他的整个准备课程放到网上，包括周末的复习和视频演示, 创造学生“随时”、“随时”学习的环境. Then to make our study program without compare, 在学习过程中，唐会亲自回答学生的问题.
考虑到这些课程并不是为了让学生准备真正的国家考试，而只是作为一个先决条件, 我们希望创造一种环境，让我们的学生能够以最简单的方式，在最短的时间内通过这些课程. That’s why most schools like ours also choose “homestudy” to complete these courses. Very few schools today offer live classes. 我们发现只有1到2家公司在这些现场授课中教授资格认证课程材料. 最终，学生们会花更多的时间来完成课程的资格考试部分，而最糟糕的是，他们在这些现场课程中学到的信息并不是针对实际的国家考试.
Advantages to Live Lectures with other schools
- Can ask a question or two in class
Advantages to 云顶国际官方网站study and our DVD Presentation
- 因为国家考试中呈现的大部分信息对于一般人来说是相当容易理解的(主要是对主题内容和词汇的记忆). Students don’t need hands on teaching, nor does the information train you for the field, rather just used to pass the State Exam specifically.
- Don’t have to spend time to get up early, driving, money on gas, food, hotel 等.
- Can watch at your convenience, where you want and when you want, and in segments.
- Presentation is taught by the “Top Instructor In the State”
- Get through the program much quicker!
- Can rewind if you miss something.
- Can repeat lecture as often as needed. 记住国家考试中出现的大量的主题和词汇是很重要的
- Won’t fall asleep as in a class and miss important information.
- Watch when you have time to focus.
- Watch closer to your exam date which will give you much better retention.
- Less expensive than live classes.
- *为了克服唯一可能的劣势，学生不能在物理课堂上提问, we make our head instructor available to answer questions throughout our entire program. Not just one or two questions, but any questions you have.
If I’m already a sales agent, how many courses would I need to get a brokers license?
If you are currently a 销售代理, you would have had to complete at least 3 courses to get your license.
最初. In this case which is the most common you would then need to complete 5 more courses. If prior to that you had taken any courses with a real estate school or college, or anytime you have taken courses and have the transcripts or certificate of completions, then you would be able to also count them towards the 8 required courses.
What If I already have the textbooks for the courses…or I want to order just one course?
在这种情况下，你必须在工作时间打电话给我们的办公室，只订购课程本身, letting our phone reps know that you already have the textbooks, Also you will have to make sure we have the courses that match with your textbooks.
Can I get something different than the 3 courses… example; what if I want 抵押贷款代理?
其中两门课程(原则与实务为必修课程)，第三门课程为选修课程, therefore you could choose any course you wish as the 3rd course. 因为简单的原因，因为我们想提供一门课程，将更相关或有用的人成为一个房地产销售代理. 我们选择了在我们的课程包中提供房地产法律方面作为选修课程.
Once I purchase the program, how long do I have to complete the qualification courses?
You have up to 1-year to complete the qualification courses. 在一年的时间之后，DRE要求我们让你重新注册这个项目，我们这样做，每门课程有25美元的折扣.
How long would it take me to finish the 销售代理 Program for start to finish?
您可以在最短的2周半内完成每门课程(x 3门课程)，总共等于7周半. 一旦你有资格, you send in for a testing date for State Exam which usually takes 4-6 weeks, in which time you prepare for the State Exam. So the soonest you could get through the program on an average would be approx 3 months.
How difficult is the CA State Exam than other states?
California’s exam is considered one of the toughest in the nation. 它是为数不多的, 如果不是, 唯一的国家, that doesn’t use a outsourced testing service to handle their state tests. 加州有自己的考试，多年来一直被认为是最难的，因为大多数考试只测试你对主题知识和词汇的了解……而加州, is also known for having been written to throw off students. 这使得学生必须非常仔细地阅读问题和答案, as misinterpreting one word can make a difference in selecting a correct answer. So in addition to being a subject matter test it is also a reading test, making it doubly difficult than other state exams.
Do you have to be a resident of CA to start?
You can study from anywhere and take the state test. Those taking the 销售代理s Exam do not need to be a resident, however for those taking the 经纪人 Exam must have a resident ad衣服ss.
Do you need a High School diploma to qualify to take State Exam?
Not totally sure about other countries as laws could be quite different from ours, 但可以肯定的是, they will use the (working) experience from any other state.
Can I order the program for someone else? I want to pay for a friend, family member, 等. but list them as the student.
A person may order and pay for any of our programs for another person. If someone else is paying, 我们需要确保我们为被指定为“学生”的人提供了所有的基本信息。. 这可以通过直接打电话给学校下订单或者在网上下订单来完成, immediately call the school to inform us of the situation.
How fast can I get the sales license in my hands?
You can get a license in as little as 3-4 months. 具体的时间框架是基于完成三个前提课程(云顶国际娱登录官网原则), 实践 and an elective course), which can be completed in a minimum of 7-1/2 weeks. After applying for a testing date, 在你参加国家考试之前，通常需要额外的4到6周的时间.
Both myself and my spouse would like to participate in your program. Can we share the materials?
绝对! You may share all the preparation materials. 然而, 你们每个人都需要分别完成名为云顶国际娱登录官网原则的先决课程, 实践 and an elective course. 房地产部门要求完成这些课程的证明，以便申请和收到国家考试的考试日期.
Where are the testing sites for the State Exam and how often are the exams held?
The testing sites in California are currently located in Sacramento, 奥克兰, 夫勒斯诺市, La Palma (LA/Orange County Area) and San Diego. Tests are usually given 2-3 days out of each week.
What is the difference between a 销售代理s License and 经纪人 License?
The 销售代理 License will allow you to work in the Real Estate field as an agent. 然而 your license must be placed with a Broker in order for it to become active.Broker的许可证将允许您独立工作并在交易中代表自己. It will also allow you to open up an office and hire sales agents.
What Real Estate fields would I be able to work in once I receive my license?
The license will allow you to represent brokers in a vast area of real estate activities; Examples: 云顶国际官方网站 sales, 商业地产, 产业属性, 租赁, 物业管理, 细分属性, 抵押贷款代理, business opportunity sales, 等.
How difficult is it to find work after I received my license?
通常不是 difficult at all. You will find that most brokerages are consistently looking for new agents. 事实上, 一旦你申请参加国家考试，你的名字就会出现在这些公司的公开名单上. 结果，我们发现，我们的大多数学生收到了许多主要特许经营机构的来信，要求他们来参加面试.
销售代理s normally work on a commission basis. The standard commission on the sale of a home is 6%. The beginning 销售代理 usually splits the commission 50/50 with their Broker. 销售代理s working in the field can earn as little as nothing or in the MILLIONS! It’s ultimately up to you. 不管你是谁，或者你的背景是什么，都有无限的赚钱机会. 我们估计销售代理的平均年收入可能在3万到5万美元之间.
Is the California License valid in other states and visa versa?
Each state has its own license requirements, 因此，有必要联系您有兴趣获得许可的州，以确定他们的要求. On occasion, a state may accept some of your real estate education in California. 通常不是!
What are the requirements to be eligible to take the State Exam?
You must be 18 years of age. Anyone with a criminal record may not be eligible. You will need to contact the Department of Real Estate for more details
How much study time is needed to prepare for the state exam?
What is the passing grade for the State Exam?
销售代理: The passing grade is 70%. 150 multiple choice questions. 3 hours to take the test.
经纪公司: The passing grade is 75%. 200 multiple choice questions. 4小时的考试时间.
Once you pass the State Exam, what are the fees to obtain the actual license?
销售代理许可证: To take State Exam: $60, Fingerprinting: $51, License $245.
代理许可证: To take State Exam $95, Fingerprinting: $51, License $300.
FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING GETTING THE LICENSE CALL:
Department of Real Estate (877) 373-4542