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The acronyms of organized real estate: National, Provincial and Local – CREA,OREA,TREB

Before you begin your real estate education and building your real estate career, it’s important you understand the terminology of the real estate industry.

The process of earning your Ontario real estate license

RECOReal Estate Council of Ontario – The organization that administers REBBA (The Real Estate and Business Brokers Act). You get your license from RECO.

You have your Ontario real estate license, what then?

Once you have your license, you will likely join trade associations which are called “organized real estate”.

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Thoughts on starting and building your real estate career

The above tweet references an interesting article from the OREA site. It includes:

Building a career in real estate takes time. … Do your best to look into your future and decide where you see yourself in ten years and start there.

In other words, move to the area where you want to work! Integrate yourself into the community!

Although you will be affiliated with a brokerage, you are your own brand. Therefore, you must consider how to build your own brand as a real estate professional.

And above all else:

Never confuse having a career with having a life!

Building a career in real estate takes time.  In order to be successful you have to commit yourself to a specific area for an extended period of time.  Choosing where you will start your career is also a choice of where you will live for the foreseeable future.  Do your best to look into your future and decide where you see yourself in ten years and start your career there.  It is counterproductive to work on building up your business in one location only to have to start from scratch in another area two years down the road.  Remember, being successful in real estate means being active in your community, and building long-lasting relationships. – See more at: http://www.oreablog.com/2012/06/starting-out-in-real-estate/#sthash.FTcskGNu.dpuf
Building a career in real estate takes time.  In order to be successful you have to commit yourself to a specific area for an extended period of time.  Choosing where you will start your career is also a choice of where you will live for the foreseeable future.  Do your best to look into your future and decide where you see yourself in ten years and start your career there.  It is counterproductive to work on building up your business in one location only to have to start from scratch in another area two years down the road.  Remember, being successful in real estate means being active in your community, and building long-lasting relationships. – See more at: http://www.oreablog.com/2012/06/starting-out-in-real-estate/#sthash.FTcskGNu.dpuf
Building a career in real estate takes time.  In order to be successful you have to commit yourself to a specific area for an extended period of time.  Choosing where you will start your career is also a choice of where you will live for the foreseeable future.  Do your best to look into your future and decide where you see yourself in ten years and start your career there.  It is counterproductive to work on building up your business in one location only to have to start from scratch in another area two years down the road.  Remember, being successful in real estate means being active in your community, and building long-lasting relationships. – See more at: http://www.oreablog.com/2012/06/starting-out-in-real-estate/#sthash.FTcskGNu.dpuf

Advice: The Pre-Registration stage – Should your third course be residential real estate or commercial real estate?

Last night I was teaching my Real Estate Math course. Most of the attendees were getting ready to take the OREA Admissions Test.  It was an enthusiastic group and we were discussing  how to become a licensed sales agent in Ontario pursuant to the terms of the Ontario Real Estate and Business Brokers Act. As you know, you must pass a total of six exams – three in the pre-registration stage and three in the two year articling period.

Some courses are required and some courses are some are optional. For example, in the pre-registration stage, you can choose your third course. You may choose to take either Residential Real Estate or Commercial Real Estate. The course that you do NOT take during the pre-registration stage must be taken during the articling period. Continue reading

Comments about the OREA admissions test

 

As you know if you don’t have a high school diploma you are required to pass the OREA admissions test. The OREA admissions test is a three hour multiple choice test. It purports to test basic Math and English up to the end of high school. A calculator is allowed. OREA does NOT publish a sample test. This has led to much anxiety and confusion.

We believe that for most people the OREA admissions test will NOT be an impediment to your entering the program. This post is designed to create a community of comments about the test. Pleases share your experiences.

Your problem should not be getting into the OREA program. Your problem will be passing the program. Learn what skills are necessary to pass the six OREA exams.

But, for now, what are your experiences with the OREA admissions test?