For many of us in the Real Estate industry, the end of June is almost like the end of tax season is for accountants; many of the transactions that we have been nurturing since the new year have closed and others are close to it.
You may actually find that you have a morning or two where your phone doesn't ring off the hook. This is a great time to review the educational requirements for your license and your personal education goals.
I can only speak for Virginia, but the state provides a great on-line tool that allows an Agent or Broker to check progression toward their educational requirements. This is also an easy way to make sure all the classes you've taken, that qualify for credit, have been reported to the state. If they have not been reported, you have time to do the follow-up and make sure you receive the credit you have earned.
Perhaps you have been considering a new designation or certification. There are many resources available on-line for training. Your local association, as well as others that are close by, will have course offerings available. It is a great time to get these classes on your calendar for the fall and winter months so that you can start working toward your personal education goals.
Many of us take classes only to meet our licensing requirements, but I have found that the continuing education classes that I have taken have provided me with new inspirations, great ideas and invaluable contacts. It is hard to think of a way one could feel 'over educated' about the real estate industry--there are so many nuances and unique situations.
If you haven't done so lately, take some time to review your education goals and put a plan in place to meet them over the next year.
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