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The Top Online Real Estate Schools for 2018

Last updated: 8/12/2018
Category: Real Estate

Find the Best Real Estate School for You

With the recent growth in online education, more people are considering online courses for studying real estate. But with so many options, it can be hard to determine which school is right for you based on cost, quality, time to completion, and other factors.

In this article, we will evaluate the top online real estate schools in order to help narrow your search. We'll start with the top 5 online real estate schools and then we'll offer our opinion on the one school that stands out from the rest.

Top 5 Online Real Estate Schools

Below are the top 5 online real estate schools ranked by factors such as location, delivery formats, cost, and more. This table will help narrow down our list of 5 schools to a single best school.

School Locations Offered Devices Available Demo Offered Study Groups Offered Completion Rate Cost
Real Estate Express 25 States Including:
Desktop, Mobile, Tablet 79% $129-$489
Career Webschool 23 States Including:
Desktop, Mobile 59% $99-$549
Brightwood 22 States Including:
Desktop, Mobile 79% $179-$1,399
Allied Schools 9 States Including:
Desktop only N/A $148-$598
Chamberlin Real Estate School California only Desktop only N/A $350

Factors for Choosing the Best Real Estate School for You

There are many factors to consider when choosing an online real estate school, such as:

  • Does the school offer real estate courses in your state? Use the drop-downs in the table above to find out which of the online real estate schools offer courses in your state. Each state has different requirements and real estate exams when it comes to getting licensed as a real estate agent. Make sure your course offers the right content that you'll be tested on in your state.

  • Does the school have practice exams and other preparation materials? Passing the real estate exam in your state can be a challenge without the right materials. Practice exams are an essential component for preparing for the exam to ensure that your time and money isn't wasted.

  • Does the school offer the support to help you succeed? Passing the exam is only one step in the process of becoming a successful real estate agent. Getting real-world insight into the real estate industry can give you a big head start.

  • Are the professors available outside of class for questions? Since you don't have the advantage of asking questions in a classroom setting when taking real estate courses online, you'll want to ensure that you'll have the opportunity to get your questions answered in a timely manner. Otherwise, it might take you longer to complete the curriculum if lack of responsiveness from your professor prevents you from being able to move on to new content until your questions are answered.

And the Winner is...

#1: Real Estate Express
Real Estate Express
Locations: 25 States Including:
Device Accessibility: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet
Completion Rate: 79%
Cost: $129-$489

Real Estate Express takes the top spot in our list of online real estate schools due to the quality of the content (which is evident in their high completion rate) as well as the low cost for their courses. Also, the curriculum is structured so well that some students are able to complete the course in as little as 4-6 weeks. If that weren't enough, they were even kind enough to supply us with this coupon for our readers. Give them a try!

Whichever real estate school you end up going with, be sure to reach out to us and tell us about your experience so that we can keep this list up to date. If you have any questions about how to choose the best online real estate school for you, please don't hesitate to contact us!



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