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Thursday, April 10, 2014

45hr Post-Licensing course from LarsonEd – Naples Real Estate School

Have you just received your Florida real estate license?

Now it’s time to get your real estate business up-and-running (or, if you don't have a license but would like to get one, watch our "How to get a Florida real estate license" video here: Larson Educational Services recommends completing the 45 hour Sales Associate Post-Licensing Course within 3 months after you obtain your license. Why? Because in this course, designed by the pros at Larson for SWFL sales associates, you’ll learn practical information regarding today’s real estate business.

Through lively discussions and hands-on workshops, you will build the foundation necessary to get your real estate business off to a fast start. This is not a “sit back and listen” type of course. You’ll interactdiscuss, and plan as we walk you through all the most important aspects of the real estate industry.

Topics covered:
Business Planning and Time Management
Prospecting and Pricing Listings that Sell!
A Game Plan for Capturing and Qualifying Buyers
Internet Marketing and Real Estate Technology
–BONUS: Exam Prep is INCLUDED for the final test

Registration information – Course must be completed before license renewal
Tuition: $229
Class: 8:30am-5:00pm
Register by visiting our websitePost-Licensing course registration website

April 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4 – Weekend
FORT MYERS – Royal Palm Square
1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 44

April 28, 30, May 2, 5, 7 – Weekday
NAPLES – Horseshoe Park of Commerce
3073 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 122

May 12, 14, 16, 19, 21 – Weekday
FORT MYERS – Royal Palm Square
1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 44

May 30, 31, June 1, 7, 8 – Weekend
NAPLES – Horseshoe Park of Commerce
3073 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 122

Larson Educational Services
Horseshoe Park of Commerce
3073 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 122
Naples, Florida
Visit the LarsonEd website!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What makes a good real estate agent? – Naples Real Estate School

Naples real estate school Larson Educational Services gives you a rundown of 9 traits that make a good real estate agent. Do any of these sound familiar to you? Maybe a few changes in your approach could make a you a better agent.

Watch the How to Get a Real Estate License video from Larson Ed:
Larson Educational Services
Royal Palm Square
1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
What do you think makes a good agent? Comment below with your own traits.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why a Career in Real Estate is Right for You – Naples Real Estate School

Naples Real Estate School Larson Educational Services

The Southwest Florida real estate market is rebounding. This fact is represented in the growing number of homes sold, the growing median sale price, and the growing number of new real estate sales associates. In 2013 there were more people licensed in Southwest Florida than in any year since 2005.

What do these people know that you don’t? The benefits of a career in a real estate.

In fact, over half (56%) of the new real estate agents in 2013 said they got into the business because of the freedom offered, allowing them to be their own boss.

Real estate agents tend to be people persons who want to be in control of their own day-to-day schedule, disregarding the 9 to 5 and helping people find a nice home. This unparalleled freedom is the driving force in bringing people to a career in real estate.

The other driving force? MONEY.

If you average 1 unit sale per month of $200,000, you will make approximately $42,000 that year. Averaging 2 sales per month will yield $84,000. And only 3 sales per month of $200,000 will get you $126,000 for that year.
The best part? There is no upper limit to the amount of money you can make.

How do obtain a real estate license? First you have to get educated in the laws, the rules and the state regulations to help you pass the Florida licensing test. Nobody does that better than Naples real estate school, Larson Educational Services.

The average pass rate for real estate licensees in Florida is 44%.
At LarsonEd, that pass rate is 77%.

If you include the LarsonEd Exam Tutor or License Prep Course that pass rate is 92%.

We achieve these high passing rates by using our own custom-designed course materials that cover the key concepts you’ll see on test day taught by our dynamic team of instructors in clean, comfortable classrooms.

Once you get your license, there are some traits and skills that are proven to lead to success as a real estate agent.

1. Liking the lifestyle

One big draw for real estate agents – as we said before – is the inherent freedom in the lifestyle; an agent will not be tied to a desk from 9 to 5 but rather out in the world interacting with people.

2. Being a self-starter

The life of a real estate agent requires discipline. This discipline goes hand-in-hand with the idea of having so much flexibility with the job. It will be necessary for you to be proactive with everyone you meet in order to create and grow your client base.

3. Hard-working

Being a real estate agent is not easy, but if you work at it with diligence and commitment, success will attend your efforts.

4. Being a smart worker

You are getting paid for results. In order to get those results you need to work efficiently. Time management is doubly important in this industry.

5. Able to work with all kinds

A career in real estate will bring you into contact with many different kinds of people. These varied interactions will require you to have empathy for a wide range of situations. Remember to put yourself in the shoes of your potential clients and you will already be on the road to building their trust and hopefully putting them into the home of their dreams.

6. Know your product

This requires that you have practical skills to back up your proficiency in human interactions. This doesn’t mean that you have to be able to replace the water heater and fix the dishwasher, but you should know your way around a house more than just throwing a batch of cookies in the oven. Don’t get caught unawares in a home showing: learn the product you’re selling and you will have a better chance of selling it.

7. Know your territory

In the same line as knowing your product, also become familiar with the community. Knowing the neighborhood is not only a good way to build up your potential clients, but it’s also a good selling point when it comes time to make the sale. The more you know about the community the more good things you can tell people about it.

8. Know your customer

In order to make a career in real estate work you must harness the power of marketing. Marketing experts in real estate are those who knows what their customer wants and – in the case of internet marketing – what their customers are looking for. If are able to figure out what people want then you are more likely to be able to help them find it.

If you want to get into this rebounding real estate market before it’s too late then your first stop should be LarsonEd.

Visit our website or give us a call at 239-344-7510 with any questions about a career in real estate.

3073 Horseshoe Dr. S.
Naples, FL

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Real Estate School in Naples FL Offers Real Estate Classes

At Larson Educational Services, a Real Estate School in Naples FL (License #ZH1002299), you can complete the steps necessary to obtain your Florida Real Estate License in as little as 30 days.

Because our course has a modular format, you can actually mix-and-match dates and locations if you need flexible scheduling. Just contact us and we'll help you put a schedule together.

We have real estate courses in Naples and Fort Myers starting soon, or you can complete the course online. WEEKDAY and WEEKEND class times are 8:30am - 4:30pm. EVENING class times are 6:15pm - 9:45pm.

Horseshoe Park of Commerce at 3073 Horseshoe Dr S, Suite 122

WEEKDAY - April 7-11, 14-16
WEEKDAY - May 12-16, 19-21
EVENING - May 19-22, 27-30, June 2-5, 9-12
WEEKDAY - June 9-13, 16-18
WEEKDAY - July 14-18, 21-23

Royal Palm Square at 1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44

WEEKDAY - March 31-Apr 4, 7-9
WEEKEND - April 26-27, May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
EVENING - April 28-May 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22
WEEKDAY - May 5-9, 12-14
WEEKDAY - June 2-6, 9-11

Tuition is $339 and includes your course materials. You can even attend any portion of the course again for review for no additional charge.

To register, please call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510 or REGISTER ONLINE. ( You can even register for the class today and pay for it later. We take registrations all the way up to the first day of class.

Brad Larson
Larson Educational Services
Royal Palm Square
1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 344-7510

Real Estate School in Naples FL Offers Career Night

Real Estate School in Naples FL Offers Career Night

If you are unsure about whether or not a career in real estate is right for you, this is your chance to get more information prior to spending money on our classes or before submitting an application to the state. It’s also a chance for you to learn more about the Real Estate industry and current market from Larson Educational Services, a family owned real estate school in Naples FL with 30 years of real estate education experience.
Also, you will get the opportunity to participate in a free drawing to win a $150 scholarship toward our Real Estate Licensing education! There is no cost to attend.
Upcoming Career Night Dates
Evening Session: Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Weekend Session: Saturday morning from 10:30am-11:30am
• Tuesday, April 1 (Evening) Naples
• Saturday, April 12 (Weekend) Fort Myers
• Tuesday, April 29 (Evening) Fort Myers
• Tuesday, May 6 (Evening) Naples
• Saturday, May 10 (Weekend) Fort Myers
• Tuesday, May 27 (Evening) Fort Myers
Register by calling (239) 344-7510 or on our website at this link -
3073 Horseshoe Drive S, Suite 122
1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44
About Larson Educational Services
Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and online.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Renew Your Florida Real Estate License Before It's Too Late!

NAPLES, Fla. --

Post-License Requirement
After you obtain your Florida Real Estate License, you must complete post-licensing education prior to your license renewal date. If you have a Sales Associate license, you must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education. If you have a Broker license, you must complete 60 hours of post-licensing education.

Your license renewal date is between 18 and 24 months after you receive your initial Florida Real Estate License.

Continuing Education
After completing the 45 hours of post-license education, you are required to complete 14 hours of Florida real estate continuing education during every two-year license period thereafter.

Three of the 14 hours must be on Florida Core Law topics. You can take our Florida Core Law course separately or as part of a 14 hour course.

View all of our Florida real estate continuing education courses in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sarasota, Online or download our 14 Hour eBook here:

How do I renew my license once I have completed my Florida Real Estate Continuing Education?
Larson Educational Services will submit your continuing education hours to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) electronically. You will need to keep your Course Completion Certificates as proof of your completion.

Prior to your license expiration date, you will need to click on the link below and follow the directions to renew your license.

Renew License:

If you have any other questions read our FAQs for license renewal here:

Larson Educational Services
Royal Palm Square
1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 344-7510