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From saving money to flexibility, there are many reasons why real estate professionals choose to participate in online training. This sort of education isn’t just for those new to real estate, either—industry veterans also have much to gain from online education.

Aside from the knowledge you’ll gain, here are some of the main reasons why you should take some time out of your Saturday or Sunday to do online training:


One of the greatest benefits of taking online courses is you can usually complete them in your spare time. For most brokers and agents, this is huge. With a schedule that usually differs from week to week, being able to break training up into parts and complete it when you have some free time over the weekend is much easier than having to participate in an entire course in-person.

Save Money

Online training, in general, is going to be much less expensive than if you have to take a real estate course in person. Going to an instructor—or, for brokers, having to hire a professional to come into the office—isn’t cheap. On top of that, you’ll save on unintended expenses, such as the cost of travel, from gas and coffee to babysitters, etc.

Save Time

Of course, this goes along with the points made above: Online education will save you time. Not only can you break up the training and complete it at your leisure, but you can also take care of it from the comfort of your own home. So avoid the costs and having to drive back and forth to complete training in-person and find some time this weekend to do some online training!

Agents, have you taken online real estate courses before? What was your experience?

Jameson Doris is RISMedia’s blog and social media editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at