John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852 (Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )

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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I go ahead and sign up for just about every class that looks the least bit interesting. If my schedule permits, I will take the course. ( if it's interesting, I stay till the end, if not, I leave) I read every interesting RE article I can get my hands on. Always have more CE credits than needed. I call anyone who seems to know more than me and ask questions. Each RE transaction is like taking another course...always something to learn. I stay in touch with former trainers from Floyd Wickman, Mike Pallen, and Gary Sisson. My weekly radio show keeps me on my game. Never know what questions I may get on air live and more during the week. And weekly Zooms, including but not limited to AR. I also call  John Meussner when I have a lending question. Every day is something new to learn.

Oct 20, 2021 06:21 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John - Although this doesn't exactly answer your question, each day I visit ActiveRain is an education - not just real estate but human behavior.  And yes, both continue.  

Oct 20, 2021 05:03 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The opportunities are endless. I am in a wonderful Mastermind with 5 other CRSs and have been for years, and the learning each month is priceless. I listen to webinars regularly (free and paid), read a fair number of RE articles whenever I can, and of course AR is a tremendous resource every day of learning, including the weekly Zoom meeting on Tuesdays. What more can you ask for?

Oct 20, 2021 08:16 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No coaching, no retreats, no books, in general. I do the occasional webinar if it catches my fancy. After almost three decades in this business I could do my own coaching (which people have asked me to do). And at this stage of my life I read purely for pleasure... done with business books. Rare that I read anything really new.

Oct 21, 2021 04:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Webinars, books and magazine articles. When active some out of town seminars.

Oct 21, 2021 04:00 AM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I try to get all of my requirements out of the way quickly so that when classes come up that I am more interested in taking I don't have to worry about whether or not I need them to fulfill my obligations.

Oct 21, 2021 04:29 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I am constantly taking zoom classes, webinars and any other online resource that seems to be worth learning.  It migt be once or twice a week or a couple of times per month depending on the subject.  I try not to ever miss a legal update or seminar.

Oct 20, 2021 06:05 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We have Team training on how to work together to be successful...run by our Team Leader.

I have signed up for training on our revised purchase contract.

I undergo training from time-to-time as needed or for what I find interesting.

Oct 20, 2021 04:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I take classes outside of CE, it's on things that interest me as they come up.  No set schedule or punch list of topics.  Right now moving into another area of property management, so have been learning towards that.

Oct 21, 2021 08:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Daily reading. Consults with attorneys. Attend legal webinars. Attend all meetings held by judges of the court to keep up on what's happening - changes, and court updates, etc. 

Definitely not coaching ... I echo Nina Hollander, Broker comment. 

Oct 21, 2021 08:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have reached the point where on the go training or learn as you go is in place. Think: an alert vacuum cleaner soaking up awareness. If you add that to problem solving and questions & answers, you just cruise after that

Oct 21, 2021 05:39 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Life is balance. Exercise, diet, your thoughts and attitude help your career path zing. So does study of how others wearing the "R" do everything from listing to post selling. It's constant adjustment and adding or substracting from your own approach to how you reinvent your real estate career along the way. Read, never stop learning and innovate to keep the fire in your belly. Are you excited to get to work each day or meh happens? If the thrill is gone then study the "why" is the continuing education daily double question to answer John Meussner .

Oct 21, 2021 04:00 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I still take classes and webinars of all kinds.  The more I learn the more I realize how little others know...including some instructors.

 

Eve

Oct 21, 2021 10:44 AM
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

As much as possible, as often as possible. As others have mentioned, it's always balancing act so I try to combine and make the most use of my time: I check in with clients and peers (there's always so much wisdom there!) while on the road, I hike/run while listening to podcasts, I read when I have to wait somewhere for my kids. 

 

I pursue more CED than is required simply because I love learning. Plus I have so many dreams that I am eager to make come true. I am - at this moment (well, I'm on a lunch break) taking the CIPS class.... what an incredibly wonderful rabbit hole this is. I mean this in the most complimentary way possible!

 

Great questions John! 

Oct 21, 2021 09:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

We have a weekly mastermind meeting.  We read all kinds of materials regarding our field and our expanded reach, and we also attend masterclasses on all kinds of subject.  Bottom line, we are in learning mode 24/7.  A

Oct 21, 2021 06:49 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

on a daily basis I read and review.  going back to sme sites like AT to see what other folks are reading.  NAR actullly has some very interesting information.  I am ot interested in the alphabet soup after my name.  I just want to grow professinally.

Oct 21, 2021 08:21 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I pick up whatever classes I can from my CCIM chapters  . . . there are always new things being offered!

Oct 21, 2021 07:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Education is always on going in many ways. A lot easier now with webinars, videos, etc. I don't believe too much on getting designations - no need to collect those things. 

I am very selective because time is so valuable.

Oct 21, 2021 05:33 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I take classes I think I will benefit from.  I generally have at least twice as many CE hours as needed.  My last class was gun safety and it was a blast.

Oct 21, 2021 12:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When I was building my property management business, I obtained the CPM designation. (Certified Property Manager). I took appraisal courses to improve my skills as a VA appraiser. When we were selling a lot of land, I obtained the Accredited Farm and Land Broker designation.

Before opening my first real estate office, I majored in Finance as an undergraduate and then got my law degree and become a member of the bar. I have taken continuing education for lawyers and well as continuind education for real estate brokers.

Oct 21, 2021 09:58 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anytime I see a class I think I could benefit by, I take it.   Usually take 60 hours of education every year, if not more.

Oct 21, 2021 07:20 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

e^{i\pi} = -1This is an example of my continuing education.
Eulers's identity equation is a incredible exercise in the interelationships of constants. (My interpretation of 'all truth is connected')
So how does social and psychological obserservations in one disapline relate to other disiplines?
For example what is the realtionship between marketing real estate services and the successful individual selling their coaching programs? How is this converted to consumer behavior?
For example what is the relationship between a population suffering some level of anxiety and uncertainty and the need for community? Or other needs?
I fiind observations and solutions from outside of real estate bring a fresh vision to the message that will resonate with the reader.
So, as the equation suggests, lacking a good chess companion, a visit to Khan Academy to explore inspiration like Eulers equation, stimulates the reality of relationship that is missed by most.
The problem is the only ones who can celebrate are those who share similar stimulous. To the rest of the world such a suggestion is just a voice in the wilderness.
From time to time, at a conference perhaps, I'll ask, "DO you feel deep inside that this is the way it has to be?"  When the response is "There seems to be something missing," the door is opened. Then one fish escapes from the sea of smiley faces.
The best education comes to ready ears in response to a well structured question.

Oct 21, 2021 05:22 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Our office has regular in-office training on various topics

Oct 22, 2021 07:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most of my training is outside of what is required and I am continually looking for opportunities to learn..

The content generally depends on what is available the I think will help me to improve my business.

Oct 21, 2021 03:37 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I take a lot of courses and books to improve (on blogging, monetization).  I also listen to podcasts and attend some online webinars. I have a mastermind group too. Plus, I call people of the phone. There is so much you can learn from others.

Oct 26, 2021 04:07 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It depends on what is offered. I take additional courses or just classes that are helpful to my business or to my clients. 

Oct 22, 2021 09:50 AM