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212, 2019

Building a Utah Real Estate Agent Network

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

You have just graduated from your Utah online real estate school and received your Utah real estate license, and everyone tells you to build a network of contacts.  What is a network and how does one go about building a network?  Building a network is more than just passing out business cards.  It requires thought and analysis to build the right contacts.  Here are some ideas! Focus on the Right [...]

2611, 2019

Management of a Utah Real Estate Career

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

Ask any Utah real estate agent.  A successful real estate career does not come by chance.  It takes setting goals and planning what to do.  A big part of planning is to successfully manage your time.  That is why we are going to discuss how to focus on how to use your time. Time Management Everyone has the same number of hours in a day.  We get to choose how [...]

1109, 2019

Benefits of Taking Online Real Estate Courses

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There is great potential in the real estate industry. If you work hard and develop the right skills, you can build a lucrative business and enjoy a satisfying career. Of course, like most fields, the real estate landscape changes, and it’s important to continue to learn and develop. If you’re looking to expand your talents, or if you want to become licensed in different areas of the industry, you can [...]

3008, 2019

Why Do You Want a Real Estate Career??

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Education|

You are thinking about obtaining your Utah real estate license?  Real estate can be rewarding but also very challenging so understanding the pros and cons is important. Challenges First, let’s discuss some of the challenges to being successful as a real estate agent.  There are hard things that must be done to be successful. Time – It takes a lot of time to build a real estate career. It is [...]

2008, 2019

Just Got Your Utah Real Estate License!!! What Now??

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

You just passed your Utah real estate license examination to get your license as a real estate agent and are wondering what you should do now. First, of all, you need to treat this as a business and not a hobby and put the time and effort into it to make a career. Here are some of the steps you can take. Join an Agency – As a new Utah [...]

1308, 2019

How do I renew my real estate license in Utah?

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dan Naylor Congratulations! You made it through 2 years working in real estate!  Whether you are doing it part time, or whether you are an experienced agent with many transactions under your belt, you know time is flying when you get that renewal notice from the Utah Division of Real Estate. The Division sends out an automatic renewal notice about 45 days before you need to renew.  Here’s an example [...]

1308, 2019

Utah 3 Hour Required Course – Mandatory Residential Course

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dan Naylor It’s official! The Division of Real Estate has been working on a new required course for real estate agents in Utah.  After a public comment period, the Real Estate Commission approved the new rule on 6/19/2019. UPDATE: The Division of Real Estate has announced the official name of the course to be "Mandatory Residential Course" on July 11, 2019. Call Now to Schedule a Live 3 Hour Required [...]

1008, 2019

What Top Utah Real Estate Agents Do to Build Their Business!!

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

You’re a real estate agent and you are wondering what you can do to increase your exposure and build your business, so you are consistently getting commissions.  There are several things that successful Utah real estate agents do. Exposure – Building a Utah real estate business is dependent on name recognition and exposure.  Whether it is comfortable or not, your name must be exposed to the public so that it [...]

3105, 2019

Watch Out For These Common Problem Areas On Your Real Estate License Exam!

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

Whether you're here in Utah or anywhere else in the country, you can't get your real estate license without first passing a massive exam.  For most would-be real estate agents, this is their biggest challenge - and their biggest potential stumbling block.  Passing your coursework is relatively easy, but the exam is another matter.  That's what determines whether you get your license or have to go back for more study. [...]

3105, 2019

How Investors Can Benefit From Taking A Utah Real Estate Pre-License Course

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

You don't need to plan on changing careers to attend a Utah real estate pre-license course. A real estate license can be just as valuable if you're an investor as well! In fact, it's relatively common for property investors to get their real estate license. Having one makes their investing easier, and it brings several other substantial benefits as well. 4 Ways Investors Benefit from Attending a Utah Real Estate Pre-License Course Saving money on [...]

3105, 2019

5 Tips For Preparing For Your Utah Real Estate License Exam

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

Are you planning on finally taking your Utah real estate license exam? After all of the studying and hard work, preparing for the final hurdle is important, which is why we’ve collected some tips. Institute of Real Estate Education has given hundreds the tools for successfully obtaining their real estate license, some of which they’d like to share below. When taking the Utah real estate license exam, here are five tips to help [...]

3105, 2019

Successful Traits Of A Utah Real Estate Broker

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Broker|

Have you been asking yourself lately, “how much do real estate brokers make in Utah?” You might be surprised to learn that it can be upwards of $80K a year. Brokers make around twice as much money annually as agents. But what separates the average agent from the successful broker? The Institute of Real Estate Education has aided many agents and brokers on their way to leading successful careers in the real [...]

3105, 2019

Real Estate Agents Vs Real Estate Brokers: What’s The Difference?

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Broker, Real Estate Agent|

When people inquire about our real estate pre-licensing course, they often ask questions like "What's the difference between a real estate agent and broker?" or "Can I just take real estate broker licensing courses instead?" These are perfectly natural questions for newcomers to the field.  In fact, agents and brokers are two very different things!  Knowing the difference is one vital piece of information that any would-be real estate professional should possess, [...]

3105, 2019

How To Survive Your First Year Working In Utah Real Estate

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

Life can be difficult as a newly-minted real estate agent in Utah.  It's exciting to graduate from your Utah real estate school and get your license, but then the reality sets in.  You have a brand-new business to run, and you have to run it well if you want to succeed. Fortunately, we've also seen plenty of our past students succeed.  If you avoid some common mistakes and stay focused, you can definitely [...]

3105, 2019

Tips For Generating Repeat Business: Referrals, Responsiveness & More

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

If you’re a Utah real estate agent or are planning on obtaining your license, you might be wondering how agents and brokerages generate repeat business. What makes the difference between a $30,000 client and a $60,000 one? Well, a $30,000 client is one that you sell to only once; a $60,000 client is one from whom you generate repeat business and multiple referrals. Attracting and keeping those $60,000 isn’t easy, but it’s [...]

3105, 2019

Tips For Starting Your Own Real Estate Brokerage

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Broker|

Are you currently enrolled in a real estate broker license course? If so, you’re likely wondering what the next step is going to be. For those curious about starting their own Utah-based brokerage, being armed with some research is key. The Institute of Real Estate Education has given hundreds the necessary tools to strike out on their own and start a brokerage, some of which they’ve collected for you below. Here are some [...]

3105, 2019

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Online Real Estate School In Utah

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Learning|

Are you in search of a premier Utah real estate school that offers online courses? Sifting through the multitude of online options can be difficult without a few tips at your disposal. As one of the leading Utah online real estate schools, Institute of Real Estate Education has helped hundreds further their education and they’ve gathered some tips for you. To select the best online real estate school in Utah, here are five things [...]

3105, 2019

5 Steps To Obtaining A Utah Real Estate License

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

Have you finally decided to embark upon a career as a Utah real estate agent? If so, then you’re probably wondering what the next steps are in obtaining your license. As one of the state’s premier online schools, the Institute of Real Estate Education has helped hundreds learn how to get a real estate license in Utah. Below, they’re shared some of their insight with you so you can begin your exciting career [...]

3105, 2019

Online Real Estate School

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Learning|

Contact us today to apply for your real estate license and begin your new career!The world of real estate offers exciting career opportunities where you can have greater control over your work hours, get involved in your community and achieve the financial success you’ve always dreamed of! The best path to becoming a real estate agent is by earning your license through our online real estate school, where our priority is [...]

3105, 2019

Incorporating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

Successful real estate professionals make the most of their resources. They get quality leads and turn more of them into prospects and ultimately sales. They use their time wisely and market efficiently. Today, that means using digital marketing strategies including social media. For those who have arrived a little late to the social media party, or those who perhaps have not been as attentive to it as they intended, here are [...]

3105, 2019

Why Networking Is Important For New Real Estate Agents

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

So you’ve finally obtained your real estate license and are ready to hit the ground running? It’s OK to be excited, but don’t forget that you’ll also have to do some legwork at the very beginning. This is where your networking skills will come into play, helping you build your clientele and break into the local marketplace. Why Network?  As one of Utah’s leading real estate schools, the teachers at the Institute of [...]

3005, 2019

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Utah

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

Maintaining a successful career as a Utah real estate agent takes years of hard work. But there are a few habits you can practice early on that will help develop a strong foundation for your future career. As one of the area’s leading real estate schools, the team at the Institute of Real Estate Education has helped hundreds of students embark upon successful careers. To help you get a good start in the [...]

3005, 2019

Broker Experience Limited And “Owner” Defined By Real Estate Commission

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: University News|

Dan Naylor The Utah Real Estate Commission met on August 15th, 2018 and approved 2 new rule changes for real estate professionals in Utah. Ownership, and who is an "owner" of property seems like a very clear concept. Most people would assume that it is easily defined in law. However, there were increasing cases in real estate transactions where individuals would stretch the definition of the word "owner" so that [...]

3005, 2019

Benefits Of Online Classes

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Learning|

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE CLASS INSTEAD OF A LIVE ONE? The live experience can never be replaced.  Let’s face it, in a similar way, movies are never going to be as meaningful or as impactful as doing something in person.  It’s a different experience.  However, when it comes to learning, especially as adults, online education is better than live for a number of reasons. First, is the convenience.  Why wait [...]

3005, 2019

UTAH CE Requirements

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Education|

HOW DOES CONTINUING EDUCATION GET PROCESSED? If you are like most agents, you don’t think much about your Continuing Education requirements until you get that renewal notice in the mail. But here’s the catch. Your license renews as the end of the month, but the state requires that you have your Continuing Education requirements, or CE, complete by the 15th of the month before you renew. Why is that? The Division [...]

3005, 2019

The Real Estate License Exam

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

The real estate license exam is required for every sales agent applicant. Before you can take the state license exam, you need to complete the sales agent pre-license course, and get your candidate education certifying document. With this document, you can now schedule a time to take the exam. It is administered or proctored through the PearsonVUE testing centers, and they offer testing 6 days a week, throughout the day, depending [...]

3005, 2019

16 Reasons To Choose The Institute Of Real Estate Education

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Education, Real Estate Learning|

16 reasons to choose the Institute of Real Estate Education: 1. The Largest locally owned and operated real estate school in Utah 2. Students have rated our pre-license course the best in Utah, and the surrounding states 3. The ONLY published Utah Real Estate Law Textbook 4. Our course is updated with new laws even before they appear on the exam 5. The ONLY Utah Real Estate Course Nationally certified [...]

3005, 2019

Going From Agent To Broker

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

Real estate agents all must be supervised by a Broker.  But what does it take to become a broker yourself? A Utah broker license allows you to legally supervise an office of real estate agents, and possibly even run your own brokerage.  Not everyone is cut out for the role, and there are many agents who are very successful as agents, and plan to stay that way.  In fact, you [...]

3005, 2019

How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

When you are working for a salaried position, your income is fixed, and dependent on corporation rules and advancement tracks. There is not always a lot of opportunity to improve your economic situation without moving departments, or sometimes moving to a new company. A real estate agent is in a unique position where they can control their own income in a way that many people only dream of. So how [...]

3005, 2019

How To Interview a Broker

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Broker|

Getting started as a real estate agent, you learn that all agents must be supervised by a broker.  So how do you decide what broker and brokerage is going to be right for you? The first mistake many new agents make, is thinking that it’s like a job interview.  That’s only half true.  The main fallacy there, is that as a real estate agent, you are working for yourself.  Your [...]

3005, 2019

Who Needs A Real Estate License?

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate License|

Many entrepreneurs that get involved in the real estate industry wonder what activities require a real estate license.  Many others want to get a real estate license to start a new and exciting career.  Let’s take a look at when you need a real estate license, and when you can work in the real estate industry without a license. LICENSED AGENTS AND BROKERS When most people think about working in [...]

3005, 2019

What Is Online Real Estate Education?

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Education|

Online real estate education is something quite a few people are unfamiliar with. It is a way that people interested in becoming realtors can knock out their coursework without having to step foot into a classroom. This is especially beneficial to people who want to take the classes but simply do not have the time to take them in class. With that said, there are several key components to online [...]

3005, 2019

New Advertising Rules Proposed

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Laws and Regulations|

Dan Naylor The Real Estate Commission has a new rule proposal for real estate agents in Utah regarding advertising rules, and specifically they are addressing modern advertising venues, such as internet and social media advertising. It has been long known that the old rules were not very clear when it came to advertising on social media, and that changes were needed to preserve the intent of the law in these [...]

3005, 2019

What Is Your Pass Rate?

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Learning|

Dan Naylor This is a question that students sometimes ask. On the surface, it seems like a very good question. Who wouldn’t want to know the school’s pass rate? Isn’t that an objective measure of how well the students perform who attend the school? I could tell you that we had a 95% pass rate last month.  I could also say that we had 100% of broker students pass the [...]

3005, 2019

Proposed Privacy Laws Fail to Land

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

Dan Naylor Maybe you missed the recent discussions with the Real Estate Commission about privacy of real estate sales data, but there were a lot of brokers worried about the possibility of new restrictions on how sold data can be used. Law and statute changes remind me of tropical storms. A small shift in the weather over the ocean can sometimes develop into a raging storm that has strong and [...]

3005, 2019

More Education Needed For New Brokers

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|

Dan Naylor Do you ever think that new brokers are under educated, or ill prepared for their new role? There are some pressing for increased education for Brokers in Utah. Mark Fagergren, the Director of Education and Licensing, proposed that idea in a recent meeting with the Real Estate Commission. He proposed that the state require a New Broker Course, similar in purpose to the New Agent Course currently required [...]

3005, 2019

Dan Naylor, President, Board Of Directors Nominee For The Northern Wasatch Association Of Realtors

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dan Naylor, President, Board Of Directors Nominee For The Northern Wasatch Association Of Realtors Agents who are members of NWAOR can vote by logging into the MLS at UtahRealEstate.com. Dan Naylor is a trainer, educator, and expert. He is the Owner and Principle Broker of Stone River Realty and the President and Owner of the Institute of Real Estate Education, both family businesses. His passion for inspiring others has led the [...]

3005, 2019

The Cost of Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Utah

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Agent|

Dan Naylor For many, the opportunity of a career in real estate is very exciting. High value transactions, the chance to help people find their dream home, it can be a very rewarding and a very lucrative career. However, the cost of entry can be a little high. So let's look at how to become a real estate agent in Utah. The first step is to get licensed. In order [...]

3005, 2019

Study Tips For Online Real Estate Courses

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Online Real Estate Courses|Tags: , , |

Dan Naylor When you are taking online classes, the responsibility is on you to be successful. Here are a few tips to get the most out of online classes. First, make sure you schedule your time so that you make steady progress through the course. You can fit it in around you schedule, but don’t wait, and put things off until the end of the month, and then try to [...]

3005, 2019

Tax Tips For New Real Estate Agents

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|Tags: , , |

Dan Naylor Many new agents have been regular salaried employees for most of their careers, and they know that taxes are different for independent contractors, or the self-employed, but they don’t know what the differences are. As a real estate broker and instructor, let me share some of my experience with you, but remember that if you want tax advice, you should consult a tax professional. I share my thoughts [...]

3005, 2019

The End Of The REPC For Residential Construction

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|Tags: , |

New homes under construction have always been treated differently than other real estate sales. With most real estate, it can be assumed that the property is move-in ready. You usually have a history of residence, and there is no concern about the basic functionality of the home. This is not true with new construction. The government aims to protect consumers by ensuring that the house that they are buying, before [...]

3005, 2019

What Happens When A Broker License Expires?

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agent|Tags: , , |

The Utah Real Estate Commission met in November to discuss some interesting ethical situations. There has been an incident where a real estate broker's license expired, and therefore all of his agents' licenses also expired. Mark Fagergren, the Director of Licensing and Education expressed that this is not an uncommon occurrence, and they are already putting new measures into place to ensure that brokers and agents are aware of their [...]

3005, 2019

The Institute Of Real Estate Education Is Now A Member Of The Better Business Bureau

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Education|

The Institute of Real Estate Education is always on the lookout for ways to better prepare our students to succeed in their careers. One of the main components of success in education is good communication between students and instructors. In an online educational setting, that means we need to provide not only the highest quality courses, but also provide the best customer service. In the pursuit of a great student [...]

3005, 2019

Instructors are all CDEI certified

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Learning|

In our pursuit of the highest quality education and best standards in the Real Estate industry, the Institute of Real Estate Education would like to announce that all of our instructors for our online real estate classes are now Certified Distance Education Instuctors®. through the International Distance Education Certification Center. The International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC®) is a distance education certification program dedicated to the mission of promoting quality [...]

3005, 2019

The Real Estate Market Today

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate|

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS IMPROVING. Prices are rising, homes are selling. Real estate offices are busy. Is now the time for you to enter the industry? Agents who work hard at knowing the market inventory, and building their circle of influence have always been successful. Successful agents talk to 5 to 10 new contacts and acquaintances every day.The focus on the contact is friendship and building a relationship. When [...]

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