15 Reasons You Should Take a Real Estate Course, Even if You Aren’t Planning to Start a Career in Real Estate

November 15, 2019 | Written by Kelby Haven

Whether you rent, own, or “hope to own,” real estate is a big part of your monthly budget. It pays to understand the basics!

For when you are renting, you can learn

  1. Your legal rights and responsibilities as a tenant
  2. What your landlord is legally responsible to do
  3. What mortgage companies will look for when deciding if you qualify for a mortgage

The purchase of a home is one of the largest investments people make in their lifetime. A real estate course is a great way to ensure you are able to make an informed decision before you sign on for 15 or 30 years of mortgage payments.

For when you are ready to buy or a home, you can learn in detail about:

  1. The transaction process
  2. The contracts you’ll sign
  3. Calculating the commission splits you will pay to the real estate salespeople involved
  4. How a CMA is different than an Appraisal
  5. How the CMA and the Appraisal will affect your offer price and financing terms
  6. Real Estate Taxes and Assessments
  7. How to fight your municipal assessment when it’s out of line

For many people, buying a property for investment purposes is one of the best ways to meet their financial goals without having a huge amount of money to work with.

Curious how real estate can help you meet financial goals? Learn:

  1. How to tap the equity in your home to purchase an investment property
  2. Your financing options
  3. The benefits and drawbacks of different types of mortgages
  4. The basics of property management
  5. Various strategies real estate investors use to grow their portfolios

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Kelicia P
Sewell, New Jersey
July 2019 Graduate

THANK YOU FOR MICHELLE! What a fantastic educator; she kept me engaged and interested in the class. She valued my study habits and was very encouraging along the way.

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James K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 2019 Graduate

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Carrie G
Edgewater Park, New Jersey
August 2019 Graduate

Michelle was amazing. Her teaching style is very effective and fun!

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Matthew L
Galloway, New Jersey
July 2013 Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you to Don Haven Sr. and his daughter Kelby for preparing me for the NJ State RE test. I successfully passed the test and I felt like I just sold a million-dollar home! The test was not easy at all, but I was prepared…

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Mark M
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
September 2011 Graduate

I took the Real Estate Salesperson Exam today and PASSED! Don, you are truly a "godfather" in Real Estate Education in this state and I will continue to recommend your school to everyone interested in a complete real estate education. Thank you for everything...you truly add tremendous value to your students' experience…

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Jyoti S
Cherry Hill, NJ
August 2015 Graduate

I took this class with another school 5 years ago. I have learned so much more in your class. Sharing your personal experiences has certainly enhanced my knowledge base. I have been a pharmacist for 22 years. You have given me the confidence to pursue an additional career. Thank you…

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