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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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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