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As Sure as the Seasons

As those familiar yellow buses once again begin their slow canvass through our neighborhoods, while children clamor for the hottest new fall fashions and school accessories, we are reminded that across the country September heralds a return to the classroom - for children, college students, and adults alike.

For those in the real estate industry, the often heated multiple-offer summer frenzy of transactions starts to give way to a slower, cooler pace as buyers and sellers busy themselves with getting back to work and school after long vacations and family gatherings.

What better time to focus on your own educational needs than during this brief respite from the whirlwind of activity? Soon enough you’ll be busy with holidays and shopping and even more family get-togethers, so take advantage of the lull in your schedule to make the most of your time now.

Check it Off Your List

CE Hours (Continuing Education) – CE is that number designated by your state which determines how many hours of continuing education you must take in order to renew your license. Requirements vary from state to state, and with most authorities mandating between 4 to 15 hours. What classes are you lacking? What particular class have you been putting off year after year? Might as well get it taken care of now.

Give yourself a deadline to take the class by, then mark it on your calendar like any other appointment. For a list of courses held in classrooms across the country, visit and search through over 1,000 courses. If you prefer to complete your education at home, check out the many online alternatives at

Any Specialized Interests?

Designations and Skills Training – Has one designation caught your eye recently – one that you believe would bolster your credibility with your current and future clientele? Most designation courses are only a few days long, and carry the potential to add a great deal of specialized knowledge to your skill base. Increase your knowledge, increase your skill, and increase your income.

Believe it or not, there are over 120 different real estate designations available today; a few of the more popular are ABR, AREP, CSA, CRS or SRES. You can visit RealtyU® now to view a complete list. Now’s the time to do your research on what it will take to complete your desired designation. Some designation courses will do double duty – effectively fulfilling the credits necessary for your CE requirements as well.

There’s no better time to learn than right now, so hop online today and get plugged into your future expertise.


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