Kaplan Real Estate Education Reviews

Kaplan Real Estate Education, formerly known as Brightwood Real Estate Education, is perhaps the most well-known online real estate school out there. Kaplan is available in all 50 states, and in addition to real estate licensing, they also offer licensure courses in appraisal, home inspection, and contracting.

Aceable Real Estate School may not have the long history of Brightwood/Kaplan. But we have the advantage of learning from the schools who’ve come before us. We’ve seen what’s worked well for their students, and we’ve seen areas that could be improved.

In this post, we’re going to show you what Aceable Real Estate School and Kaplan Real Estate Education has to offer. Then you can decide which is the best online real estate school for you.

The Courses

The courses are the backbone of your online real estate school experience. Let’s see how AceableAgent and Brightwood compare.

Aceable Online Real Estate School

Aceable’s online real estate courses are highly innovative and engaging. We’re the only mobile-first course certified by TREC. This means you can get an entire real estate education directly on your phone or tablet! We offer ground-breaking workshops to give students hands-on training in areas like real estate math and contract writing. Our customer service is unparalleled. If you need a real estate expert to answer a specific question or provide any additional insight, our instructors are available 7 days/week. And if you need customer support for any reason, we’re available by phone, email, chat, or even social media. Our pre-license courses come complete with exam prep and exam proctoring!

Kaplan Real Estate Education

Kaplan’s courses can vary, depending on your state. According to their website, their On-demand online course is the most popular form and can be taken anytime, with study packages being an additional charge.

One thing to note about Kaplan is that they do offer live classes and pdf (textbook) courses. If you struggle to pace yourself independently, the live classes can help keep you accountable.

The Price

No, it’s not all about price. But we know money is a limited resource, and you have to use it wisely. So it will understandably be one of your criteria for choosing the most suitable online real estate school for you.

When comparing prices, make sure to also compare what’s included in the price. Consider which online real estate school offers the best value, not simply the lowest price.

Aceable Online Real Estate School

Aceable is currently offering our Get Started package for just $422 (regularly priced at $677). We even offer payment plan options if you would be more comfortable spreading that amount over multiple payments.

Aceable's Get Started package includes:

  • 180-hour Pre-License Course Bundle
  • Unlimited Exam Prep
  • Instructor Support from Real Estate Experts
  • Free Exam Proctoring (a $90 Value)

Price: $422

Kaplan Real Estate Education

Kaplan also offers competitive pricing for the online real estate school industry.

According to their website, their Home Study package starts at just $389 as of August 2021. At this price point, there are no lectures and no textbooks included. It is just a PDF of the material, practice questions, and access to a student study group.

Alternatively, Kaplan’s Online OnDemand Solution, runs around $449 and includes video instruction and textbooks.

Kaplan’s Online OnDemand package includes:

  • 180-Hour Education Requirement with Online Video and Practice Questions
  • Student Study Group Access

Price: $449

If you’re interested in the live classes we mentioned earlier, that package is available for $889.

The Results

In the end, you want to choose the real estate school that offers the best possible results. You’re paying to learn all about real estate so you can pass your real estate exam, get your real estate license, and launch your career.

Which online real estate school is more likely to get you those results?

Let’s compare one final, but critical, component of your real estate education: state real estate exam pass rates. For reference, historically, only 62% of all test-takers pass the TREC exam.

Kaplan’s current pass rate is 72% (780 of 1,080 total enrolled students passed the exam). Much better than the 62% average. See TREC Provider Exam Pass Rates

But, Aceable Real Estate School's current student TREC exam pass rate is 78% (5,594 out of 7,176 enrolled students passed the exam). Need we say more? See TREC Provider Exam Pass Rates

Get the results you’re looking to achieve while enjoying quality course material and expert customer service at a fraction of the cost! Start your real estate career today by making AceableAgent your online real estate school!

Pass rate data current as of August 2021. See TREC Provider Exam Pass Rates