Every licensed real estate professional is required to meet education requirements set forth by their state real estate board for license renewal. This requirement ensures that agents know the latest information about the industry and have the tools needed to better serve clients. But many real estate professionals have found themselves in an educational rut; sitting through course after course simply to fulfill state requirements.
Instead of going through the motions, use the required courses to your advantage and watch how the knowledge you gain can propell your career.
5 TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EDUCATION
1. Define your education goal(s) in writing
Make sure the course you take will provide you with the career training, or certification you need meet your goals. Split your objective into a long-term goal, and short-term term goals then find courses that suit your personal goal while meeting the state requirements.
2. Create an education program schedule and calendar
Another visual cue that will help you stay on track is a schedule or calendar in which the hours you need to attend the course are highlighted as required time commitments.
3. Refresh your adult learner study skills
Study skills are like any other skills: the more familiar you are with them, and the more you practice them, the easier they become. For adult learners already juggling many demands on their days, study skills can assist in getting the most out of the limited time set aside for education. Practice the best techniques for staying focused, remembering what you read, and prioritizing, and you'll increase your learning efficiency.
4. Ask questions
If you're not sure what your instructor meant by a particular instruction, conclusion, or comment, ask for clarification. Asking for clarification is efficient, since it may prevent you from spending a lot of unnecessary time on an idea.
5. Apply what you learn in your education program to real life situations
As an adult learner, you have considerable advantages namely, responsibility, self-discipline, and work experience in the real world. You have expertise in your program's subject matter that other students would find a valuable complement to the classwork. Share it. Apply your coursework to real life scenarios and ask your instructors do the same.