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Old 12-19-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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Well, I'm about five years from retirement from a government agency, in which I will have over 30 years of service. Yes, I'm one of the hated Calpers retirement members. LOL. Needless to say I'll have a pretty decent retirement income, but being that we retire at age 50, that's still quite a bit of life left, with no end of inflation, housing cost increases, food increases, Etc. in sight. So, I need to start thinking about a possible after retirement gig, to supplement my retirement income.

I've always wanted to do real estate, but since I already had a career, and because there's always so many cons concerning that industry, it kind of kept me skeptical. However, in retirement mode I wouldn't necessarily be reliant upon real estate to feed myself, plus it's a somewhat portable job I could do anywhere in California. So now I'm ready to take the plunge, and I would like to know if any of you know of any reputable real estate schools in the Inland Empire area? When I say Inland Empire area, I'm talkin Riverside, Corona, Chino, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga. (not Palm Desert, Victorville, etc.) I'm not talkin about a full-on real estate degree, just enough to get started as a certified and licensed real estate agent. Obviously I'm trying to avoid any scam operations, or operations that have a low graduate rate. It would also be nice to avoid schools that are charging well above the standard rate. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I did mine at RCC-Norco.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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I did mine at RCC-Norco.
Hey, thanks for the info. How long did it take to get your certification. I looked on their website and I noticed there are several real estate courses available, but I'm guessing that all of them are necessary. Which ones are actually needed to qualify to take the state exam? Have you found some success in the industry?

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Old 12-20-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Hey, thanks for the info. How long did it take to get your certification. I looked on their website and I noticed there are several real estate courses available, but I'm guessing that all of them are necessary. Which ones are actually needed to qualify to take the state exam? Have you found some success in the industry?
I never went through with getting my license, even though I got the certification.

This was back in the mid 2000's, but at the time all you needed was Real Estate Principles, and Real Estate Practice. Two classes that I took back to back on Saturdays. Took one semester (roughly September through December).

Piece of cake, but I know that CA has continuing education requirements even after you get your license.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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I never went through with getting my license, even though I got the certification.

This was back in the mid 2000's, but at the time all you needed was Real Estate Principles, and Real Estate Practice. Two classes that I took back to back on Saturdays. Took one semester (roughly September through December).

Piece of cake, but I know that CA has continuing education requirements even after you get your license.
Thank you!! I will be heading down to Norco College as soon as it opens today. I don't mind doing the continuing education the, I kind of figured that. What prevented you from going ahead and getting your license? Do you feel the education you received was good enough to help you pass the licensing exam?
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Thank you!! I will be heading down to Norco College as soon as it opens today. I don't mind doing the continuing education the, I kind of figured that. What prevented you from going ahead and getting your license? Do you feel the education you received was good enough to help you pass the licensing exam?
Yes!

For me, it was a few things personally. I had moved to another part of the state not long after receiving my certifications, and I would have had to go to yet another part of the state to take the exam (at the time, I believe there were 5 locations where you could take the exam). I also wasn't sure that I wanted to stay in CA. I was also very young.

So it was nothing about real estate or the career itself, just me trying to figure out what to do for myself.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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Same here RCC-Norco, the Community colleges are the best vs the non accredited schools.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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Same here RCC-Norco, the Community colleges are the best vs the non accredited schools.
You got your real estate training from Norco as well?
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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Yes!

For me, it was a few things personally. I had moved to another part of the state not long after receiving my certifications, and I would have had to go to yet another part of the state to take the exam (at the time, I believe there were 5 locations where you could take the exam). I also wasn't sure that I wanted to stay in CA. I was also very young.

So it was nothing about real estate or the career itself, just me trying to figure out what to do for myself.
Thank you for all your help and information! I really appreciate it!
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