As a real estate agent, you will have to participate in regular coursework to maintain your license. Whether this is your first year working as an agent or if you’ve been on the market for decades, finding affordable, reliable, and informational courses for your Continuing Education will be essential to your business.

Luckily, you can now advance your education and acquire credits for license renewal all online. If you’ve never taken virtual courses before, you might feel a bit uncertain about trying to learn outside of a classroom setting. However, online courses can provide many benefits that standard in-person courses don’t have.

Here are a few ways that virtual courses can benefit you and your real estate business.

Location, Location, Location

In-person classes require that you must go to a specified classroom that’s usually chosen by the instructor. That might mean scheduling time to drive there, getting a babysitter to watch your kids, paying for gas, and all other kinds of costs that can quickly add up. An inconvenient location can be frustrating and can damper your attention span and readiness to learn. With online courses, you can learn from your office or home without requiring any travel. You’ll have complete control over when you decide to start your coursework, and you can ensure that your surroundings are well suited to your learning style.

Works for Your Work Schedule

Scheduling large blocks of time to take courses can feel like a real imposition on your work. Online courses are flexible and let you decide when you want to sit down and do your coursework. Virtual classes work around your schedule—whether that be mornings, evenings, weekends, or anything else—and you won’t have to worry about losing valuable work hours that could be spent on your projects and clients.

Safety and Social Distancing

In-person courses are making efforts to ensure that you will be safe and socially distanced while you attend, but if you are worried about COVID-19 or have complicating health conditions, you can avoid the risks of contagion with online courses. Idaho is still at stage 2 of the re-opening plan and will likely remain so for some time while the vaccination procedures continue. With virtual courses, you don’t have to worry at all about being indoors with other students and instructors for hours at a time, plus you don’t have to wear an uncomfortable mask while you learn!

Move at Your Own Pace

When you attend a non-virtual course, the instructor decides the pace of learning—you must meet their deadlines and may not have the opportunity to reexamine previous topics. With online courses, you always have access to all the writings, lectures, and course materials, giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace. With recorded lectures, you can review previous topics and cross-reference your notes right from your computer. Never worry about falling behind on the syllabus again!

Virtual courses have come a long way since the early days of the internet, and now you have access to all kinds of subjects to help you advance your real estate career. While online courses may not always be the best fit for every learning style, they offer unique benefits that might be the right choice for you.

Do you have a question about the structure or content of our online courses? Need help deciding whether online or live coursework is the best choice for you? Feel free to reach out to Boise Real Estate School today!