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Why choose Real Smart for your real estate or mortgage broker course?
We will teach you through the entire UBC Real Estate or Mortgage Brokers course so you “understand” the material, not just memorize it. UBC understands people are taught by some school to memorize and they switch up the questions that you become familiar with on the exam on purpose. So we make sure you truly understand the material before you write their exam.
What are the differences in schools?
Real Smart started is all in since 2000 and others have tried to copy it. I guess that’s a great kudos to us. But here are questions you need to be asking if you are checking out other Real Estate Schools. So here is a list of questions to ASK if you are checking around other schools.
How do they teach the math?
Real Smart has a proprietary math system that has been designed so no other company can teach it this way. It is fun, easy and comes down to you asking yourself 3 little questions. So, no matter how UBC asks a math question you now have the Real Smart simple formula at your fingertips. We go into great detail, on all the ways UBC could ask you. Often you are just taught the basics on to find your monthly payment for example, but not shown all the sneaky tricky questions that you will see on the exam. We go deeper. We ensure sure you are shown every way possible UBC could ask their math questions. Don’t be left trying to figure this out yourself, after all that’s why you are taking a course, to make it easier!
How many instructors do they use to teach a course?
Real Smart has several instructors, but we believe consistency is the key. So we have 1 Instructor teach you the entire course of law and math. That way you don’t have to get used to one instructor then another one comes in and their teaching style is completely different throwing you off. Just because someone has a math background or got in the 90’s on the exam, does not make them skilled at _teaching_ the Math to you. Or having access to many instructors does not mean you will get your answer right away.
This is where Real Smart is incredibly proud of the method we use to teach and our teachers have those skills to bring a complex math to you, in an easy and understandable format. Math requires us to understand how people think and the problems they face in each question and make sure we deliver that to you.
What is the educational background to teach this course?
The Real Estate or Mortgage Brokers course is not regulated. Meaning anyone can teach these courses. So, make sure you really know the company you choose, has the educational qualification to teach and write curriculum. This is your career. Make sure you are being taught all the information necessary to pass. Real Smart has the educational qualification to teach adults and write curriculum.
When you take the Online Course (pre-recorded) do you have to start in order?
Why is this an important question to ask? Some companies force you to start at lesson #1 and make you pass that lesson before you can even move on. Because you may be just starting out or have failed or stepped away from the course for awhile, you might need or want the flexibility to move around the online course as you wish. Real Smart allows you this flexibility to take the online course as set out in our Course Outline from start to finish or move around in any order you prefer. Flexibility is key.
Do they teach you the UBC Assignments so you understand why the wrong questions are wrong, not just the answers?
Real Smart goes over every UBC Assignment question (all 20 assignments) showing you the correct answer and why, but most importantly we show you why the wrong answers are wrong. This is very important to understand for the exam. We even show you how to submit your UBC Assignments and set up a schedule for you.
What is important about a Course Workbook?
Real Smart has designed its own Hardcopy Course Workbook and we courier this to your home, so you can follow along as your Instructor teaches you through Zoom. It has every lesson of law and math, different quizzes & answers, homework and more. The content is very thorough, with condensed notes on each chapter, quizzes and more all up-to-date material. We do not provide simple “cheat sheets” that don’t cover much content. The UBC course is not simple enough to just be providing cheat sheets. Ask yourself what content are you missing?
Do you get “Hardcopy” Flash Cards?
Pdf is fine, but hardcopy is the best. The Real Smart students receive for free two 4×6 coiled booklets with questions and answers of each chapter of law and all the math. Throw them in your bag and take them everywhere to study and practice!
If you have a question on the law or math how do you get help?
This is a very important question. Really listen to what is been said when you ask this question to other companies. Because when you are stuck on a math or law question, we know you want an answer quickly. Real Smart answers their text, emails, phone that day (often even immediately) answering your questions until you understand them. Careful, many companies take 72 hours or longer to get back to you.
Do they have an Exam Prep component?
Real Smart does. We ensure you understand great questions of law & math that are could be on the exam from years past and current but are very relevant.
Do they help you find a job?
Real Smart does but… we DO NOT take kickbacks (money) to do this for you! Other training schools take money to place you in certain companies. At Real Smart we work with all the top Real Estate and Mortgage Broker companies. We connect you with them and even provide a list of really great questions to ask them. So you can make the choice of what company works best for you. We even have a Job Board on our website that you can look up companies and connect with them.