Study shows value of real estate continuing education and networking

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October 30, 2017

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Real estate agents can see how their real estate continuing education habits compare to those of 1,100 of their peers who took part in an exclusive study about the importance of CE and networking.

The masked study, which was conducted by a third party contracted by OnCourse Learning, is a good barometer of where real estate professionals, new and old, should spend their time and money in terms of cultivating their careers.

“We reached out to working agents and brokers to determine how they obtain and use real estate CE, how often they avail themselves of educational opportunities and their networking habits,” said Brian Sholly, executive vice president of real estate at OnCourse Learning. “Anonymously conducting the study eliminated any bias real estate professionals may have for OnCourse Learning.”

An easy-to-read infographic provides demographic information about the study participants, including age, level of education and type of real estate practice. It also contains the opinions of study contributors on the importance of keeping skills sharp via continuing education courses.

Real estate CE value

“Our results indicate these real estate professionals view real estate continuing education as an effective way to grow as individuals and move their careers forward,” Sholly said. “Study results show more than 90% of real estate professionals seek learning opportunities throughout the year.”

The infographic, “How do you compare to real estate agents and brokers who took part in our study,”  is available now as a download.

OnCourse Learning Real Estate is a trusted source of training, licensing and continuing education. It has helped more than 650,000 real estate, appraisal and home inspection professionals begin and advance their careers through a blend of e-learning, instructor-led courses and textbooks. To learn more, please call 800-532-7649, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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