To become a licensed Realtor or Mortgage Broker in BC, the Real Estate Council of BC requires that you first register with UBC Sauder School of Business for their correspondence course. But tackling the material on your own is extremely challenging and that’s why many people turn to Real Smart for learning and study support. We help you navigate through the materials until you are ready to write the UBC Exam and PASS. You’ll find information about the various learning options available here on our website, or you can look at our Guide to How It All Works.
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FAQ's about becoming a Real Estate Agent or Mortgage Broker
Having experience in sales is always an asset. Drive, motivation, and confidence in yourself is also very important. We’ve seen the quietest students in our classes become very successful. Real Estate is not a hard sell. Everyone wants and needs real estate; but, you must convince people you are the best person for the job. As a Realtor or Mortgage Broker you work for a firm, but its like being self-employed as you can work independently. If you thrive in that type of role, the sky is the limit! You will gain experience and knowledge on the job, and training from whichever Realty company you choose to work for.
The Real Estate Services Act requires that applicants for a Real Estate or Mortgage Broker Licence shall be of “good reputation”. You must be 19 years of age to become licensed as a Realtor or Mortgage Broker (although you can begin courses when you are under 19). You must register and pay for the UBC correspondence course at the UBC Sauder School of Business. You can start or complete the UBC correspondence course at any time, but you must submit your English documentation (CELPIP) to UBC, before you apply to write the UBC exam. Visit [UBC Sauder School of Business](http://The Real Estate Services Act requires that applicants for a Real Estate or Mortgage Broker Licence shall be of “good reputation”. You must be 19 years of age to become licensed as a Realtor or Mortgage Broker (although you can begin courses when you are under 19). You must register and pay for the UBC correspondence course at the UBC Sauder School of Business. You can start or complete the UBC correspondence course at any time, but you must submit your English documentation (CELPIP) to UBC, before you apply to write the UBC exam. Visit UBC Sauder School of Business for more information.
This course is only offered through UBC on behalf of the Real Estate Council of BC by correspondence. Once you register, it typically takes 5 days for the materials to arrive by mail. Visit www.sauder.ubc.ca for information regarding the UBC courses.
To become a Realtor or Mortgage Broker, the UBC Sauder School of Business requires paid registration and completion of their correspondence course. If you would like Real Smart to assist you in navigating through these difficult UBC course materials, we charge a fee based on the learning options of your choice. Our learning options include in-class, online interactive, and blended courses. Support from Real Smart is the least stressful way to PASS the UBC Exam the first time! Check out our Guides to How It All Works for Real Estate and Mortgage Broking for more detailed information.
FAQ's about the UBC courses and exams
To become a licensed Realtor, Mortgage Broker in BC, the Real Estate Council of BC requires that you register with UBC Sauder School of Business for their correspondence course. Since most people find that tackling the UBC correspondence material on their own is very challenging and it often ends in student’s failing the Exam, Real Smart offers courses that help you navigate the UBC exam materials and PASS the UBC Exam. We make lessons fun and easy to remember. We condense and simplify each chapter of the UBC material, accelerate your learning, prepare you for tricky exam questions, and teach you our Real Smart exclusive math system. Your instructor will help you navigate the UBC correspondence materials and provide easy to understand supplementary workbooks, quizzes, study notes, reviews, and mock exams to ensure your success to pass the Exam.
You must pre-register with the UBC Sauder School of Business prior to joining a Real Smart class; otherwise, you won’t have all the UBC materials you need. You are not to write the UBC exam without registering for the UBC Correspondence Course. Although we provide supplementary workbooks and other tools, you still need the UBC material. Pre-reading UBC materials before class and completing assignments after class is required by UBC, before they’ll allow you to write their exam.
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 for the math questions. Real Smart does! We reconstructed a university level – algebra based math course to bring our students a math system that was easy to learn. It’s fun. It’s simple. Why learn the hard way when you can learn with Real Smart?
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 correspondence course, taking Real Smart courses will give you insight to key points and tricky questions. You will learn how to read a math question, which is much different than a law question. This will be a great review and you can see what you are missing.
Yes! We can help! Don’t be discouraged. The UBC course materials are very challenging to navigate on your own. The biggest mistake people make is that they are afraid to ask for help. We understand your career is important to you and we are professional educators. We have written the UBC Exam many times ourselves and we understand the challenge ahead of you. Register at Real Smart to accelerate your learning and pass the Exam. Then you can start making the income you want now!
Having been a Realtor won’t necessarily help you pass the UBC Exam. Great industry experience will help you understand the material; but it likely won’t prepare you for tricky exam questions. Many experienced Realtors are tripped up by the double negative multiple-choice questions. We can help prepare you for those and give you the confidence you need on Exam day.
Working in the Real Estate Industry won’t necessarily help you pass the UBC Exam. 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 have the confidence to pass the exam.
Yes and 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. But, if your intention is to write the UBC exam and be licensed as a Realtor or Mortgage Broker, it is mandatory by UBC to register with them and pay a fee to write their exam.
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 Real Smart Secret to The Math™ 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. You will be amazed at how simple our math system is.
Yes, you can, but UBC will charge you their full fee for both courses. If you wait until you pass one exam, you can then apply to UBC for their “supplemental course” at a reduced fee. Visit www.sauder.ubc.ca for more information. For Real Smart courses, we provide a discounted price if you want to enroll in more than one course or if you are a returning student. Contact us for more information
Before attempting the exam you must have accomplished two things:
you must have completed and passed all the UBC assignments within the UBC timeframe, and you must have handed in your English requirements. Then you are ready to register for the UBC exam.
Real Smart’s in-class and online interactive courses will increase your chances of passing the UBC Exam the first time you write. You can register for our courses at any time. We don’t recommend booking the exam just to try it. There is a high failure rate for people who are not properly prepared. Real Smart Courses make sure you are!
FAQ's about Real Smart
So far we have had approximately 9,500 students complete Real Smart Courses with an average in-class pass rate of 95% first time writing and 99% online interactive learning pass rate! And that number continues to go up. We pride ourselves on the best instructors, tools, materials, and support available. We are the ONLY Real Estate Training Center that has Online Fully Interactive Courses. Our success rate has been amazing so we must be doing something right! See what others have to say about us.
The UBC Exam is tough! You need to be prepared if you’re going to pass the first time. You need a supportive community you can trust. That’s where Real Smart comes in! We are the originators of the 5 Week Fast Track Concept In-Class and Online. We put our students first. We welcome questions and discussion.
We offer a variety of flexible learning options. We make it fun, stress-free, and entertaining. We are respected within the Real Estate industry for our innovative and affordable courses. We have written the UBC Real Estate Exam and we understand the challenges you are facing. Over the past 18 years we have trained 9,500 students achieving a 95% in-class pass rate and a 99% online interactive learning pass rate.
We eliminate disruptions from your in-class experience. Our instructors remain consistent throughout _every_ course. We introduce Law and Math from day one so you are completely confident by Exam day. Student support is available mornings, evening and weekends right up to the Exam.
Our online interactive course gives you 24/7 access, anytime and any place. Many of our competitors will record a classroom lesson and sell it as an online course. Not us! Our online courses are fully _interactive_ and built especially for _online_ learners as a full standalone course.
We provide workbooks, quizzes, and mock exams so you’ll know if, and when, you are ready to write!
We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and are active members of the Surrey Board of Trade. We provide our students with introductions to all the top Real Estate and Mortgage Broker companies so they can fulfill their dream career as a Realtor or Mortgage Broker.
And if that’s not enough, check out why Real Smart is the best real estate school in BC.
Real Smart President, Sandy Brown, has a Provincial Instructors Diploma in Adult Teaching. All Real Smart instructors have a university degree, “hands-on” industry expertise, and over 10 years each of teaching experience at Real Smart. We have written the UBC Exam many times ourselves and we understand the challenge ahead of you.
Real Smart provides self-guided online interactive courses as well as Live Zoom classes. The most popular learning option is the live Zoom formula because it’s an online interactive learning experience.
Real Smart’s innovative Online Interactive Courses are available to students 24/7, any time, from any place for 4 months. You learn at your own pace. Check out our demos for more details.
The live Zoom classes provide students with access to an online in-class experience, and the Online Interactive Course. That means you get the best of both worlds with full instructor support 7 days a week!
Real Smart provides private online in-person tutoring. Visit our Private Elite page for more information on private tutoring.
A positive un-interrupted student learning experience is our priority. We choose not to permit new students to join classes that are already in session. Why? This protects enrolled students from unnecessary disruptions and distractions. Classes start and end on set dates. That way everyone is on the same page and our attention is on you! Check out our Zoom Course Schedule for more information dates, and times.
For specific information on our Live Zoom course dates please check our Zoom course schedule.
We understand everyone has different needs. If you miss a day of class you can make it up by attending another class on a different date if available.
Real Smart has 5 professional Instructors. The instructor assigned to your class will be consistent throughout the entire course.
All Real Smart courses include a (soft copy printable) Real Smart workbook for each chapter of the UBC Real Estate and Mortgage Broker materials condensing and highlighting the key points and presenting them in an easy-to-understand format. You can also buy a hard copy of the workbook in our Learning Resources section.
We are here to support you all the way. That’s why we are available 7 days a week. Email us your questions and get answers promptly. Register for Hourly Tutoring if you feel you need it. And repeat the course materials as many times as you like, because they’re included in all Real Estate and Mortgage Broker courses. When you think you are ready to truly test your understanding of the material, you can take the mock exams included in all our courses.
Most students find the math component of the UBC correspondence materials to be the most challenging part of passing the UBC Exam. For many, Math is the reason they fail to pass the Exam. Not so, if you are a Real Smart student!
The Real Smart exclusive math system can save you from failure! You’ll start learning our math system on the first day of class and continue using it throughout the whole course. That means you’ll get lots of practice _before_ it’s time to write the Exam. Imagine walking into the UBC Exam full of confidence and ready to PASS.
Real Smart instructors make themselves available 30 minutes prior to each online class to answer any questions you may have. Students also have full support by email and phone, 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. We are a local established business always available to answer your questions before, during, or after a course ends. We stand by our course offerings and want you to succeed. Email email@example.com or call our office at 604.313.4878 with any unanswered questions.
Yes, we offer a 100% passing Guarantee:
Any student enrolled in the real smart course online, private or blended must pass our 3 online mock exams by 90%. Students must write the UBC exam within 1 month of their online course ending. If a student fails the UBC exam, we will provide this student the Online Course for free for 4 months. Proof of failure must be provided.
Proof of failure must be provided..
FAQ's about what happens after the exam
You can wait 3 months to re-write the UBC exam if you fail the first time. There is a fee to write the exam a second time. If you fail a second time, you must wait one year from the date of registration. You’ll be required to pay the UBC a correspondence fee again, complete all assignments again, and write the exam again. You will have 3 hours to answer 100 multiple choice questions.
Real Smart students can also make use of the Real Smart Pass Guarantee. Find more information above under ‘Do you provide a warranty’.
Yes, all the top Real Estate and Mortgage companies work closely with us. We provide introductions to companies that are hiring and complimentary job assistance. We do not receive any compensation for this. We want to ensure your success!