4 Questions to Ask When Choosing The Best Real Estate Course

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You’ve done a Google search for ‘best real estate course in Queensland’ and now you need to make up your mind about which course really is the best. How do you sort the wheat from the chaff and make an informed decision about the best real estate course option for you? Here’s four questions to ask yourself (or your preferred real estate course provider!) to make sure you’re getting the best training for your buck:

1. Are the trainers and assessors currently practicing in real estate?

The best training comes from real-world examples and case studies, so it’s vital that your educators have up-to-the-minute experience in real estate. The real estate industry is constantly changing and evolving, especially in the last three months. Your trainers need to know what’s happening in a broad sense, but have their fingers on the pulse of any regulation or legislation changes, down to updates in the forms you’ll need to fill out on a day-to-day basis!

At the REIQ, all of our trainers and assessors are actively participating in real estate and can update our students on relevant industry practice in real time, so you can be confident that the training you’re receiving is current and will still apply by the time you graduate.

2. How much support will I get from my tutors?

Learning something new can be daunting, especially if you haven’t studied for a while. Having access to support when you need it can make the biggest difference to your learning experience and ensure you get the most out of the program. Find out whether your course provider offers you access to your tutors outside of standard session times and whether this access comes at an additional cost.

The REIQ’s program includes unlimited access to tutors via phone call or email. Your assessors will be able to help you with anything from assessment queries to questions about the course content. We also offer students the opportunity to book 30 minute sessions with our trainers/assessors for one-on-one personalised student support by phone or interactive Skype session. You can book as many of these sessions as you need for no cost.

We also offer free career coaching sessions for prospective students who want to learn more about whether a career in real estate is right for them. Book your free career coaching session here.

3. Will I learn what day-to-day life as a real estate agent looks like?

Stuffy theory isn’t going to prepare you for life as a real estate agent. You need to know that your course provider can upskill you on what day-to-day life as a real estate agent will look like so that you’re fully prepared to hit the ground running when you graduate. Look for courses that detail the practical lessons you can expect to learn, as well as sales skills.

At REIQ, our training programs include real-life industry lessons, including how to complete relevant industry forms and templates. This will equip you with all the skills you need to ensure that when you start working, you are already familiar with real estate forms and templates used by a qualified sales agent or property manager.

4. Is my course provider recognised by the real estate profession?

In any industry, there are some programs that are seen as being higher quality than others, which is particularly relevant when you start sending out your resume to potential employers. Ask around and see what kind of reputation your course has amongst those who are soon going to be signing your commission cheques.

The REIQ is Queensland’s peak body in real estate. Any potential employer you talk to will know of the REIQ and will recognise the quality of our training. In addition, when you enrol with us in a registration or full real estate licence course, you’ll get access to an REIQ student membership which offers a suite of forms, templates, letters, weekly REIQ newsletters, journal articles, industry current practice updates, COVID-19 updates and legislative changes, free of charge.

Keen to learn more about REIQ’s Real Estate Courses and find out why we’re the best in Queensland? Sign up for a career coaching session here or sign up below.

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Here’s what others have to say

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4.3
Based on 14 reviews
I would like to share with you our experience that we have recently had through the REIQ Professional Development Team.We have had an awesome start to 2020 thanks to the great service provided by the REIQ Professional Development Team. Congratulations to Liz who started and finished her Certificate of Registration Course with the REIQ in December 2019. She loved the training, particularly the fact the trainers are experienced and still walk the talk and are active in real estate. Fast turnaround for marking of the assessments with help on hand by way of tutoring if needed meant she could get the Application to Office of Fair Trading for her registration happening quickly. We are thrilled, from start to finish with the course and application to Fair Trading she had her Certificate of Registration within 5 weeks. Really impressed with the training, help and support team REIQ gave Liz and the quick processing time by the Office of Fair Trading. We also regularly use the Property Management Support Service and General Agency Advice Service and believe it offers great value for our membership. The PMSS team provide practical advice by practising property management professionals who can relate to the everyday challenges property managers face. Keep up the good work Team REIQ,
RE/MAX Ignite
RE/MAX Ignite
05:56 21 Jan 20
I cannot recommend REIQ enough. The training, environment & staff were beyond my expectations. A special mention for Rachael who is a trainer at REIQ. Rachael knows her stuff. Her knowledge of the industry and style of delivery helped me get across the line and score my dream job.
Paul Conway
Paul Conway
05:11 15 Jan 20
I wasnt sure that I would get through the Agents and Licence course with everything I had on, made an attempt a year ago with another provider that went totally pear shaped but the REIQ course is structured in a way that made sense. While all of their trainers are experts in their field, they offer onsite student support on Tuesdays with Rachel providing the right advice and reassurance to get you there, even if you havent studied for a while. If you've ever wanted a career in Real Estate this is where you get started!
Lynette Nitson
Lynette Nitson
01:48 13 Jan 20
Great staff that are always helpful.
Kensington Ràpoza
Kensington Ràpoza
11:20 28 Dec 19
Great friendly environment
David Priest
David Priest
22:47 19 Nov 19
Very impressed with the trainers that I have had for the past 3 days. Each individual trainer was very helpful and made sure that everyone in the class understood everything before we progressed through the modules.
Shannon Goldsworthy
Shannon Goldsworthy
04:34 23 Oct 19
Recently completed my Licence course and thoroughly enjoyed the in-class tutorials taught by highly professional trainers with many years of industry experiences. The student support that is available every Tuesday is an extremely helpful resource, again with very experienced trainers to ensure you get the right advice the first time. REIQ has really structured the entire full Licence course end to end thoughtfully, especially when you’re new to this industry. Highly recommended!
Julian Phua
Julian Phua
07:01 02 Oct 19
Recently I completed the Real Estate Licensing course at REIQ and was blown away by the help and support provided by Ms. Connie McKee who is a trainer at REIQ. Connie is very professional and has years of knowledge and work experience in the Real Estate Industry. I am glad I chose REIQ as my pathway into the Real Estate Industry.
Kaizan Irani
Kaizan Irani
00:23 30 May 19
Helpful staff. Useful networking events and training videos.
Eagle Real Estate
Eagle Real Estate
02:27 25 Jul 18
Welcoming and friendly staff, always available to support their members. The Property Management Support Team is particularly helpful. Well worth the subscription fees just to have access to advice from these experienced practitioners.
Laura Valenti
Laura Valenti
21:29 16 Jun 18
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Liam Hanlon
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