A Special Thanks to All AREI Students

ChristmasThe number of students we service on an annual basis are increasing at an astronomical rate. I give all the credit to you. It is because of your patronage and loyal support that Alabama Real Estate Institute has become one of the largest and most highly decorated real estate schools in the state, recognized for it’s outstanding performance.

Students completing Sales or Broker Prelicense, Post License, Continuing Education, Reciprocal License from another states or [Read more…]

Classroom vs. Online Comparison

Typical Real Estate Class


Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get a phone call or an email concerning some type of Prelicense class. Alabama License Law requires anyone desiring to get license to sell real estate in Alabama, must take a 60-hour Sales Prelicense course. This course can be taken in a typical classroom setting or it may be taken via the internet; commonly referred to as an online class.

The question commonly asked is which one is the most effective. On the other hand some people will say, “I need to sit in a classroom to learn.” I truly understand their feelings. I like the camaraderie I have with other students. It gives me someone to talk to.  We are such creatures of habit. We don’t like getting out of our comfort zone. We are accustomed to a classroom and learning from the internet is a new concept for us. We don’t understand how it works nor what to expect. Think about this; if we never got out of our comfort zones, we’d never learn new things. [Read more…]

Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown

Don't be Afraid - Be Prepared

Don't be Afraid - Be Prepared

I think one of the reasons some people feel uncomfortable taking an online class is because they haven’t taken one before and they don’t understand how simple they are. I also have people tell me they are boring and they don’t want to sit and stare at a computer all day; they want interaction with people. Hey, me! I’d go nuts too if I was just completing a requirement. I strongly recommend online classes for people getting any type prelicense. On the other hand, I strongly recommend anyone needing continuing education take it in a classroom setting if at all possible. There’s a reason for both.

First let me explain how online courses are implemented. The first step is for the school or instructor to

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