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Realtors®? Brokers? Is there a difference, and why should I care?

2019-03-09T17:02:49+00:00

November 26, 2018 Last week, 12 people graduated from the broker pre-licensing class at our Cherry Hill real estate school. That very afternoon, a person called to enquire about getting her New Jersey real estate license. “Aren’t all Realtors® brokers?” she asked. It made me realize how little members of the public understand about those [...]

Realtors®? Brokers? Is there a difference, and why should I care?2019-03-09T17:02:49+00:00

Does the NJ Real Estate Commission really matter?

2019-03-09T17:06:47+00:00

November 2, 2018 On the first day of our real estate licensing class in Cherry Hill, one of the first questions we pose is, “What is the Real Estate Commission?” Its Purpose The Commission is a state agency within the Department of Banking and Insurance. It regulates just about every aspect of a real estate [...]

Does the NJ Real Estate Commission really matter?2019-03-09T17:06:47+00:00

How to advise your clients when they ask, “Should I rent, or should I buy?”

2019-04-11T12:06:13+00:00

April 10, 2019 Students in our real estate pre-licensing classes often say that one of the reasons they rank Garden State Real Estate Academy as South Jersey’s best real estate school is that we not only teach them how to pass the state exam on their first try; we also give lots of advice on [...]

How to advise your clients when they ask, “Should I rent, or should I buy?”2019-04-11T12:06:13+00:00

Top 10 Questions Asked at our Real Estate School

2019-04-09T01:49:11+00:00

April 3, 2019 I had just left the graduating class of our Cherry Hill real estate school and was reflecting on some of the comments the students had made as they prepared to take their final exam that day. My thoughts were interrupted by a caller inquiring about registering for school with the notion of [...]

Top 10 Questions Asked at our Real Estate School2019-04-09T01:49:11+00:00

Best Personalities for Real Estate

2019-03-14T12:48:23+00:00

March 13, 2019   It may be a cliché, but when we have three real estate licensing classes every month, we get to see many different personality types. Imagine everybody from a person who just graduated high school to a teacher nearing retirement, and from police officers and firefighters to moms who want to sell [...]

Best Personalities for Real Estate2019-03-14T12:48:23+00:00

“My life is over . . . I just failed my real estate exam!”

2019-03-09T17:03:27+00:00

February 27, 2019 Throughout our New Jersey real estate pre-licensing classes, we tell students, “Our biggest and most important goal is to help you pass the state exam so you can begin your real estate career.” Then as they graduate, we send them off with one simple request: “When you pass the state real estate [...]

“My life is over . . . I just failed my real estate exam!”2019-03-09T17:03:27+00:00

The Toughest Questions on the NJ Real Estate Exam

2019-03-09T17:10:46+00:00

February 13, 2019 As I write this, my Cherry Hill real estate pre-licensing class is taking the final exam in our 75-hour real estate salesperson pre-licensing class. As we went through our final course review this morning, the questions began coming: “How many math questions will there be?” “I confuse the different types of estates, [...]

The Toughest Questions on the NJ Real Estate Exam2019-03-09T17:10:46+00:00

2019 Housing Market Forecast

2019-03-09T17:13:02+00:00

January 30, 2019 As my friend Bill Gelernt of Oak Mortgage says when clients ask where interest rates are going, “My crystal ball is in the shop for repairs right now.” So it was a real challenge when a student in our Cherry Hill real estate licensing class this month asked, “Where do you think [...]

2019 Housing Market Forecast2019-03-09T17:13:02+00:00

2018 South Jersey Real Estate Recap

2019-03-09T17:16:26+00:00

Looking Back, Looking Forward January 22, 2019 Legend has it that the very moment the announcement is made from Buckingham Palace that the reigning monarch has died, the same announcer immediately—in the same sentence—declares loyalty to his or her successor. Whether they are agents in real estate school trying to earn a New Jersey real [...]

2018 South Jersey Real Estate Recap2019-03-09T17:16:26+00:00

Counting my Blessings

2019-03-09T17:21:36+00:00

December 20, 2018 This message has nothing to do with getting one’s NJ real estate license or our real estate school or buying and selling houses. Then again, maybe it has something to do with everything we do, both as individuals and as real estate professionals. As a child, growing up in a Salvation Army [...]

Counting my Blessings2019-03-09T17:21:36+00:00

Making the BIG Bucks as a real estate agent: True or False?

2019-03-09T17:24:44+00:00

December 18, 2018 As director of the Garden State Real Estate Academy, I often look out at the students studying for their New Jersey real estate license and silently wonder, “Who among you will be future superstars, and who will be out of the business in six months?” I really hope every one of those students [...]

Making the BIG Bucks as a real estate agent: True or False?2019-03-09T17:24:44+00:00

“Oh NO! I Failed my NJ Real Estate Exam!”

2019-03-09T17:26:25+00:00

December 14, 2018 Every time we have a New Jersey real estate licensing class, students go through 75 hours of intense education in real estate law and practice and then they graduate from our real estate school. On the last day of the course, they exchange phone and email contacts and then they tell our [...]

“Oh NO! I Failed my NJ Real Estate Exam!”2019-03-09T17:26:25+00:00