Buying or selling a home, for a majority of people, is one of the most important and exciting decisions made during their lifetime. Choosing a real estate professional continues to be a vital part of this process. Realtors are well-informed about critical factors that affect a specific market area, such as changes in market conditions, consumer attitudes, and financial interest rates.
According to the latest report from the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors, general market activity in northeast Oklahoma rose in 2016, with a 2.85% increase in real estate closings from 2015.
For over 20 years, Tulsa Tech has offered courses to help individuals receive their real estate license, as well as encourage realtors to gain additional education for specialization in particular areas of property transactions. These courses are designed to help licensees enhance their knowledge, expertise, and ethics as they practice real estate sales in our region.
Teresa Berg, Adult and Career Development Coordinator for Tulsa Tech, says there are a variety of courses to accommodate an assortment of schedules for both individuals who are new to the industry, and those agents wishing to upgrade their current credentials.
“We offer a Real Estate Sales Associate course for those new to the industry,” Berg said. “As well as a new Post License Basic Course for all newly licensed sales associates. The first classes start on February 4th and will run until April 1st.”
The 90-hour Sales Associate Licensing course consists of 50 required in-class hours, with instructor-led training, combined with 40 hours of self-study.
Berg says the majority of the real estate courses offered are for existing agents, and are required for license renewal.
“The majority of our classes are continuing education (CE) courses required for realtors and brokers to maintain their current license,” Berg said. “We offer those courses in a variety of formats including one hour, three hour, six hour, and 15 hour plans.”
All students attending Tulsa Tech’s Real Estate courses benefit from high energy, knowledgeable instructors, with decades of experience as agents, brokers, and classroom instructors. Cindy Manchester, a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and a Certified Residential Specialist, is currently a broker sales associate with Coldwell Banker, and brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to her classroom.
“I enjoy teaching students and sharing everything the industry has taught me through the years,” Manchester said. “And as a native of Tulsa, I also enjoy providing information related to our unique market area, which includes not only Tulsa, but all of northeast Oklahoma.”
This level of instructor expertise, along with customer-based schedule flexibility, are two important factors that set Tulsa Tech real estate courses apart from other training opportunities. Some students attending the courses live in surrounding communities, and have limited access to training, while others are simply limited by their current employment.
“We offer flexible educational solutions for agents,” Manchester said. “We have developed course schedules for Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings, in an effort to provide more options for those individuals already working with full-time jobs.”
For more information about Tulsa Tech’s real estate courses, schedules, or the current market buzz, please contact Cindy Manchester, at tulsahomebuzz.com, or call 918-828-5456.