Studying Tips: Each day you are studying, start writing out the math formulas as you would on the exam, so it will be instinctual on the exam. The exam- Real Estate is typically 20 – 25% math (there is an exam with 40% math), Mortgage is higher 30 – 35% (but may not be as […]
How important is passing the Real Estate exam to YOU?
When you are about to take a course, any course, have a plan in place. What are you going to do if you or someone in your family gets sick while you are in a course? What happens if you hours at work change? What happens to you if you don’t understand something in class […]
How do I choose the right Real Estate or Mortgage Broker company for me?
Let me count the ways…….. The 1st thing you should know is they are NOT created equal. The 2nd thing you should know is the company is only as good as the people running it! Anyone with some cash and hopefully experience can purchase a franchise. This is not to demean any company, rather […]
Why do you want to change your career?
You must find the reason behind you wanting or having to change careers. Perhaps your company has downsized and you find yourself out of work. Maybe it’s been years since you had to make up a Resume or be part of a job interview. Don’t worry, things haven’t changed that much. You could look at […]
Here is the story of Real Smart… Grab a coffee!
I used to work for a University and I loved what I did. It was not too demanding, the hours were great pay was decent and the students were wonderful to work with. It worked for my life as a mother of 3. I could see the shift happening throughout the entire company. People moving […]
How to Start Studying for the Real Estate Exam
#1 What Is Your MOTIVATION? You need to understand your own MOTIVATION to get you studying. You should be asking yourself a few questions before you start to see where your motivation is coming from. Where is your motivation coming from? Was this your idea to take a course or is someone else telling you […]
MORTGAGE RULES – New Changes!
On July 9th, 2012 Ottawa is changing the rules for government-backed insured mortgages. Mr. Cameron Muir, Chief Economist for the BC Real Estate Association, says these changes will not affect everyone, only some homebuyers – mostly those opting for high-ratio mortgages due to low down payments. Changes include: New mortgages will be subject to: […]
Expand Your Real Estate and Property Management Knowledge By Exploring These Valuable Resources
Considering how much property is bought and sold in British Columbia, there’s always a need for good real estate agents. If you’d like to be one of the next great real estate agents of the Vancouver area, you’ll need to take a few real estate courses from an excellent real estate training school. For more […]
Real Estate Update: A Look at the Current and Projected State of the B.C. Housing Market
For as long as there is private property, there will be eager buyers and sellers. However, the housing market often has its ups and down. Here’s a quick look at the current and projected state of the B.C. real estate market: Single-Family Homes Over the past few years, single-family homes in the Vancouver area have […]
Characteristics of a Great Real Estate Agent
When it comes to buying or selling a home, real estate agents are very important players. Without the help of a good real estate agent, sellers and buyers can end up with a rotten deal. Hard work, integrity, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients are what truly mark great real estate agents. If […]