Realtor school is crammed with students

April 2, 2010
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Here’s a possible sign of spring for the local housing market following its long, long winter. The Tucker School of Real Estate filled up with students in January and hasn’t had an opening since.

The prelicensing school, which trains agents with their required 54 hours of classroom instruction or more, has seen every class of 35 filled, says Lynn Davis, a Tucker senior vice president. Agents trained through the $350 classes at the Tucker school don’t necessarily land independent contractor positions with the Tucker brokerage; in fact, many, if not most, end up with other agencies.

Is the glut of unemployment driving the trend? That’s a factor, says Davis, but possibly not the biggest one. Davis, who has overseen recruitment for Tucker for 20 years, believes the interest suggests more people believe the housing market is about to turn around and are positioning themselves to catch an updraft.

How do you interpret the renewed interest in learning to sell houses?

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  • Realtor School
    A lot of people are out of work. It doesn't take long to becaome a realtor.
  • In for a Big Surprise
    Great another group of part timers beginners and trainees who will sell their one home and be out of the business. Take it from a guy who has been in real estate for 21 years, you are in for a big surprise
  • Funny
    How do I interpret this? I see this as class after class of 35 people that are clueless. Once the Mibor fees kick in, the technology fees, the various agency fees, they're going to wish they spent their $350 on something else.

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