There are tons of real estate training resources – both free and paid - available from a variety of reputable sources. That said, finding training that is worthwhile can be time consuming. So, we decided to do it for you!
Free Real Estate Training Resources:
The National Association of Realtors offers courses on varying topics as well as several credential and accreditation programs, all accessible through their main website.
- University-Based Courses:
Several well-known universities, such as Yale and MIT, provide free access to graduate level course content – including real estate coursework - to help professionals expand their expertise.
- Miscellaneous Collection:
There are literally thousands of free ebooks, podcasts, recordings from real estate conferences, course notes and more available for the eager learner. Take advantage of these resources! One ongoing webcast we follow closely is Curaytor's Water Cooler series, which is heavily focused on marketing best practices for realtors.
- BONUS TIP: Brokerage Training Programs:
Some brokerages have extensive training programs while others more or less leave it to you to figure it out. Ask about training when you’re shopping brokerages to make sure you establish a mutually beneficial relationship that will set you up for long-term real estate success.
Paid Real Estate Training Resources:
- Certifications, Licensing and Accreditations:
There are a number of different certifications you can get to lend to your credibility as a real estate expert and to help you stand apart from your competition.
- Online Continuing Education Programs:
Lots of online universities, including Kaplan College, University of Phoenix and a variety of others offer continuing education courses on a variety of topics that impact agents.
Some of our other favorites:
- Free Real Estate Practice Exams
Prepping for your exam? Access a general practice exam and specific practice exams organized by state and test your knowledge before you pay for the real deal!
- Code of Ethics Training (NAR)
Code of ethics training is critically important – especially for new agents. You need to know what your legal obligations are and how to structure your business and marketing for full compliance.
- Zillow Academy
Zillow provides upcoming webinars, recorded webinars, tutorial videos, podcasts and agent events on a variety of topics available for anytime access.
- Real Estate Blog Directory
A comprehensive directory of real estate agent and industry blogs broken down by category.