AceableAgent’s biggest perk: We’re fully online and have a mobile app + unique, innovative features to help you learn.
AceableAgent’s current student TREC exam pass rate: 79% (2,925 out of 3,696 students)
AceableAgent could use some work on: Our CE library. We do currently offer several CE courses, but since we’re new to the scene, we’re working on building that library for our agents and rolling out new CE courses on a regular basis.
Real Estate Express’ biggest perk: They have an above-average TREC exam pass rate.
Real Estate Express’ current student TREC exam pass rate: 63% (941 out of 1,503 students)
Real Estate Express could use some work on Modernizing their courses. They won’t be one of the most successful schools for much longer if they don’t adapt to today’s best practices in digital and online learning.
Champions School of Real Estate’s biggest perk: They’ve been around long enough that they have a very good reputation in Texas real estate education. They also provide licensing courses for real estate professionals outside of just agents, realtors, and brokers.
Champions School of Real Estate’s current student TREC exam pass rate: 62% (11,658 out of 18,900)
Champions School of Real Estate could use some work on: Paying as much attention to the quality of their online courses as they do their classroom courses. They also need to work on their pass rate, as they have more competition now who are providing higher quality content and they won’t always be able to rely solely on their reputation.
Career Webschool's biggest perk: Affordability. Career Webschool's basic package has been known to drop to a sale price as low as $285. That's great if you need to get your real estate license on a budget. But just remember: You get what you pay for!
Career Webschool's current student TREC exam pass rate: 75% (89 have passed out of 119 total registrants)
Career Webschool could use some work on: Like we mentioned earlier, Career Webschool has miles to go in innovation before they're caught up with some of their competitors. These days, not having engaging content, interactive features, or a mobile option is a recipe for creating unhappy students and under-prepared real estate agents.
Brightwood / Kaplan's biggest perk: Brightwood does offer live classes. If you struggle to pace yourself independently, live classes can help keep you accountable.
Brightwood / Kaplan's current student TREC exam pass rate: 75% (420 out of 558 students)
Brightwood / Kaplan could use some work on: Rebranding yourself can (usually) be a really good thing, but Kaplan needs to make sure the innovation of their course offerings and features matches the innovation of their new Brightwood brand.
Austin Institute / Real Estate Business School's biggest perk: They offer classroom learning for those who may be interested.
*Austin Institute / Real Estate Business School's current student TREC exam pass rate:** 47%* (943 have passed out of 2,024 total registrants).
Austin Institute / Real Estate Business School could use some work on: With the lowest pass rate on this list, Real Estate Business School has a lot of work to do if they want to maintain their reputation as a credible online real estate school. In today's real estate education landscape, you can't really slide by on just your reputation anymore; they need to step up the education they offer to students.
*TREC state exam pass rate data as of October 2020.
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