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Real Smart Training Centre is the leading Real Estate Training facility in BC. “Below is a list of most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find your answer here please contact us.

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What Does It Cost To Register for the Real Smart Real Estate Training Program?
What are the locations?
What are the prerequisites?
Do I pay UBC and Real Smart?
Do I need experience?
Do I have to register with UBC?
What happens if I fail the UBC exam?
Why should I choose Real Smart?
How do I register in the Sub-Mortgage Broker or Real Estate Trading Services Course?
What is the difference between the UBC courses and the Real Smart Courses?
My friend already has the UBC books, can I just borrow them or do I have to be registered with UBC?
Why don’t I just learn the Math using the UBC book?
Do you provide Private Tutoring? If so, what is the cost?
Where do you provide Private Tutoring?
What if I don’t live in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley? How can Real Smart help me?
What is Real Smart’s success rate?
What is Real Smart’s Cancellation Policy?
I’ve already completed a few assignments; do I need your whole course?
I have failed the UBC exam before, should I take your course?
I was a Realtor before or challenging the exam; can I simply show up and write the exam?
I’m working in the industry; do I really need a class?
I have passed all my assignments; could I just get help with math?
Can I take both the Real Estate and Mortgage Broker courses at the same time?
Can I write the exam right after I’ve completed the course?

Top 10 Questions about the Online Learning Course:

What is the Cost of the Online Learning Course?
Do I have to register with UBC and pay their fee too?
How does Online Learning work?
What if I can’t understand; is there some kind of support?
What happens if I fail?
What is your online passing rate?
What is the difference between Online Learning and the Blended Course?
What are UBC’s English requirements?
What are the Advantages of Real Smart’s Online Learning?
How do I register?

Answers:

Do I have to register with UBC and pay their fee too?
Yes. Absolutely everyone must register and pay the fee $1,075 to UBC.   Registering for the Real Smart  course is an extra fee that will help you  understand the complicated UBC material and get you passing the UBC Exam the first attempt. Being in our classroom or online will save you from months time, studying and frustration. Education is an investment in you!  We have designed the course Simple, Fun and Easy to Learn.

What Does It Cost To Register for the Real Smart Program?
Visit the Programs Information page where cost, time, date, and location are available.

What are the locations?
The primary Real Smart Training Center is located in Surrey and various other locations within the Lower Mainland depending on the course. Visit our Programs Information page for listings of costs, dates and locations. Online Learning is available anywhere in the world.

What are the prerequisites?
The Real Estate Services Act requires that applicants for a licence shall be of “good reputation”.
Although you can begin the course when you are under 19 years of age, you must be 19 to become licensed.
You must pay UBC to register for their appropriate course. You must also meet the UBC English requirements. You can start any course and finish any course, but you must hand in the English requirements to UBC, BEFORE you apply to write their exam. Visit UBC Sauder School of Business for more information.

Do I pay UBC and Real Smart?
Yes, if you would like our assistance to complete the UBC course more quickly and easily, register for Real Smart Classroom  and/or  Online Learning courses. Our courses will provide instruction and materials that break down the UBC course into simple terms — focus, direction, guidance and discipline  – so you PASS the UBC Exam!

Do I need experience?
Having experience in sales is always an asset. But having the drive and motivation and knowing you believe in yourself is very important. I’ve seen the quietest people in our classes be very successful. Only you know if you enjoy working with people or not. Real Estate is not a hard product to sell. Everyone wants and needs real estate, but do they need and want real estate through you?! You are the product being marketed for the most part. Take care of your client, and your client will take care of your business. As a Realtor or Mortgage Broker you are self-employed. You can work at your own pace and be as successful as you choose. The sky is the limit! Experience is gained on the job. Training is provided by your company or through Real Smart.

Do I have to register with UBC?
Yes, you must pre-register with UBC Sauder School of Business prior to coming into the Real Smart class so you have all the books necessary. We will provide you our books, but you still need the UBC material in order to pre-read before our class and to go home and do the assignments required by UBC, before you can write their exam.

What happens if I fail the UBC exam?
You can write the UBC exam every 90 days and pay a fee of approximately $125 each time. You must pass by 65% and you only have 3 hours to answer 100 multiple choice questions. The UBC Paper Exam can be taken 4 times a year, or you can take the UBC Computer Exam on specific times and days, once you complete their requirements. The computer exam is an extra fee of approx $125. Do it right the first time and prepare for the exam with Real Smart.

Why should I choose Real Smart?
You must do your homework and don’t be fooled into thinking there are real estate courses that have 100% attendance. Having the option to come back to a course as many times as you like, start when you like. These options are at a cost, to you! Be disrupted with new students starting every day? Learning the math the UBC way and at the end of the course? Do you have that much time that you are ok with coming back and back if you fail? What happens when you have a problem, or the company is not up to their claims? NOTHINGWe created the original 5 week system and we are the leading real estate training center offering both in-class and Online Learning. Our Training Center is a Full Time operation. We have achieved and maintained an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and are active members of the Surrey Board of Trade. We work with all the top Real Estate and Mortgage Broker companies to offer you the best jobs in the industry.

  • We provide “individual” training
  • Our instructors remain consistent through the entire course – we don’t bring in other instructors to teach you parts of the course.
  • We provide visual presentations, bonus study materials and we are available to answer your questions?
  • We provide a 100% money back guarantee for all online learning if you don’t pass.
  • Over the past 12 years we have trained 6,500 students and achieved a 95% in-class passing rate.
  • We have achieved a 100% online learning passing rate.
  • We teach a Secret to the MathTM, exclusive to Real Smart
  • We provide workbooks, quizzes, and mock exams so you’ll know if, and when, you are ready to write!

How do I register in the Sub-Mortgage Broker or Real Estate Trading Courses?
This course is only offered through UBC on behalf of the Real Estate Council of BC by correspondence.  Visit www.sauder.ubc.ca for information regarding the UBC courses.

What is the difference between the UBC courses and the Real Smart courses?
The Real Smart courses teach you how to better understand the UBC material so you can pass the exam the first time. We take the intimidation out of learning these courses.  Done alone, they can be daunting. Real Smart provides you with a comprehensive workbook, quizzes, key chapter notes, calculator notes, reviews and even a 3 hour mock exam! All 7 chapters of math have been condensed into a simple step by step approach.  Our courses are taught in a friendly environment, with visual and audio learning, as well as with help from your instructor and peers.

My friend already has the UBC books, can I just borrow them? Do I have to be registered with UBC?
Yes & No. If your intention is to just take the course and NOT write the UBC exam then yes, you can borrow your friend’s books and come into our class and pay our fee to receive our material. But, if your intention is to write the UBC exam and be licensed as a Realtor or Mortgage Broker, you will need to register with UBC and pay their fee in order to write their exam.

What happens if I am having a hard time with the calculator or need more help?
Approximately 98% of the people who call us have the same concern. This is one of the main reasons we started Real Smart. Our amazing “Secret To The MathTM” is taught from the very first class in little steps. You are not alone — this is our focus. We are here to make sure you understand what we are showing you — simple, easy, fun.

Why don’t I just learn the Math using the UBC book?
You can; but, the exam questions can be laid out in a very confusing and tricky way. The UBC course does not provide a formula. Real Smart does!  We took a university level – algebra based math course and ripped it apart to bring our students a math system that anyone can learn.  It’s fun, simple and easy to learn.  Why learn the hard way?

Do you provide private tutoring? If so, what is the cost?
Yes. We provide one on one tutoring, as well as small group tutoring. Visit our course pages for more information on the Real Estate Course, Mortgage Broker Course, or Rental Property Management Course.

Where do you provide private tutoring?
Real Smart provides private tutoring in most areas of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. We do have tutors that will consider travel as well.  Contact us by telephone at 604. 597.8925 for more information. We also offer Online Learning for Real Estate, Mortgage Broker, or Rental Property Manager.

What if I don’t live in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley? How can Real Smart help me?
Yes! Sandy can tutor you personally through the entire course or just a few hours over the internet and or you can take a look at our Online Learning Programs. You can learn everything you need to know to pass the UBC Exam through our series of interactive videos, quizzes, and review exam prep. Visit our Real Estate, Mortgage Broker, or Rental Property Management Course Information pages to learn more.

What is Real Smarts success rate?
We have had approximately7,000  students go through our Real Smart Courses with an average passing rate of 95% – First Time Writing!  We are very proud of this fact.

What is Real Smart’s Cancellation Policy?
Visit our Refund and Guarantee Policy.

I’ve already completed a few assignments; do I need your whole course?
Each assignment must be completed before you register for the UBC exam.  Understanding these assignments is very important to your success at passing the UBC exam. No matter where you are in the UBC course, taking the Real Smart classes will give you a fresh beginning showing you methods of math so simple you will be pleasantly amazed. Just going through the motions of completing the assignments is not enough. You must know how to properly read the questions. You need to understand the course to pass.

I have failed the UBC exam before; should I take your course?
Yes, absolutely, we can help. Don’t get discouraged…now you know what to expect! This is a challenging course to do on your own.  The biggest mistake some people make is that they are not willing to seek help. This is your career. We write the UBC exam every year, so we keep on top of the questions they are asking. We will accelerate your learning process and help you pass, so you can move forward with your dreams and start making the income you want now!  Call us at 604-597-8925 and we can provide some great suggestions for you.

I was a Realtor before or challenging the exam; can I just show up and write the exam?
Being a Realtor and passing the UBC exam are 2 different things. Great industry experience will assist you in understanding the material; however, it will not prepare you for how the UBC exam questions are designed.The double negative multiple choice questions are daunting. You need to be prepared.

I’m working in the industry now, do I really need a class?
Knowing the industry and getting through this course are two very different things. We will teach you proper study habits, test you with quizzes, provide study groups, and walk you through a series of easy to learn calculator formulas that are invaluable to the exam, and exclusive to Real Smart ©. We will make sure you understand the course and pass the exam.

I have passed all my assignments; could I just get help with the math?
We can certainly teach you just the math via hourly tutoring; but, we have found in over the years in business, that although many people get through the assignments, they have just gone through the motions and don’t really understand the concepts. The UBC exam has many questions on it that are very similar to the Real Smart assignments so it is highly recommended to take the entire Real Smart program. We will start teaching you the math formula in the very first class, show you the ‘exclusive to Real Smart only’ Calculator Formulas. You will be able to read a math question, know what they are asking for, pick out your formula, and distinguish what is key or if it is a trick question. We also do a quiz before every chapter so you can have the advantage of taking a test daily! This will help you learn to understand how UBC words their questions.

Can I take both the Real Estate and Mortgage Broker courses at the same time?
Yes, you can. UBC will charge you their full fee to take both courses. We provide an option to  take both  courses at a discounted price. You could wait until you pass one exam, and then apply to UBC for their “supplemental course” at their reduced fee. Visit www.sauder.ubc.ca for more information.

Can I write the exam right after I’ve completed the Real Smart course?
Before attempting the exam you must have accomplished two things: You must have completed and passed all the UBC assignments within the UBC time frame, and you must have handed in a copy of your English requirements. Once you have completed these requirements, you can register for the exam on the UBC website.   You will complete Real Smart’s in-class or online learning courses so you will know what to study, how to study, and when and how to write the UBC exam. We do not want you to book the exam and just “try it”.   There is a HUGE failure rate with people who take this exam by themselves and are not prepared. We make sure you are!

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Answers to Online Learning Questions:

What is the Cost of the Online Learning Course?
Visit the Programs Information page where cost, time, date, and location are available.

Do I have to register with UBC and pay their fee too?
Yes. Absolutely everyone must register and pay the fee to UBC. Registering for courses at Real Smart to help you pass the UBC Exam is optional; however, it will save you from months and months of studying and frustration. Take our Online Learning course to simplify your life. Education is an investment in you!

How does Online Learning work?
Pay to register for our appropriate online learning courses, and gain instant access. The Real Smart Workbook (in printable format), course material, online support, tips and tricks, math and law videos, quizzes, exam prep, and 3 online timed mock exams will be available to you.

What if I can’t understand something; is there some kind of support?
Of course!  You are never left alone. We are a local family run, full time company that has partnered with one of the best online platform companies around! Once a Real Smart student — always a Real Smart student!  Any time you have a question before, during, or after your course ends, just email us.  We are happy to help you fully understand the material.

What happens if I fail?
If you take our Online Learning course and follow our suggestions you should not fail.  Our Online Learning programs have been incredibly successful however, if that should happen to you, UBC will permit you to write their exam again after 90 days for a fee of $125. Real Smart has a 100% money back guarantee for online learning.  Some stipulatons apply See our real smart [Refund and Guarantee Policy] for full details.

What is your Online passing rate?
Real Smart  is the leader and original creator of the 5 Week Fast Track Class.  Now we are the ONLY Real Estate Training Company that has their courses Online.   Our success rate has been amazing. With hundreds of students choosing our Online, or Blended version, of the courses, our success has been almost 100% passing.   This tells us we are doing this right for you!

What is the difference between our Online Learning course and the Blended course?
You can register to learn for the Real Estate or Mortgage Broker courses in-class OR via Online Learning. Real Smart also offers the option to register for our Blended courses – a combination of the in-class instruction and the online learning program.

What are UBC’s English requirements?
There are no prerequisites to register in the UBC licensing course; however, the Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied prior to exam registration. LPI documents may be submitted after course registration or at least two months before exam registration. Please note that LPI documents will not be returned. Therefore, students wishing to keep original documentation will need to send notarized copies of the original documents.
www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Real_Estate_Division/Licensing_Courses.

What are the Advantages of Real Smart’s Online Learning?

  • No travel, Work from anywhere.  Lower costs.
  • You learn at times convenient to your schedule
  • Learning is Self-paced
  • You manage your own learning environment, lighting, temperature, and distractions
    Access to full support via Email with same day response
  • Access to the facilitator by email or online form
  • Workbooks are available online or in printable format
    There is no software to install — only requires a browser and internet connection
  • 24/7 access to all the video slides over and over again at your pace for 90 days
  • Access to study tips, exam prep tips and other learning tools
  • 100% money back guarantee. Read our Refund/Guarantee Policy. Some stipulations apply.

How do I register?
Visit our course information pages for Real Estate, Mortgage Broker, or Rental Property Management.

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, contact us at 604. 597.8925 or Email to: info@realsmart.ca.

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