Greater Tulsa Reporter
ON THE MARKET: For more than 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.
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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 percent increase in real estate closings from 2015.
For more than 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 says. “As well as a new Post License Basic Course for all newly licensed sales associates. The first classes start on Feb. 4 and will run until April 1.”
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 says. “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 says. “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 says. “We have developed course schedules for Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday 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, contact Cindy Manchester at tulsahomebuzz.com, or call 918-625-7441.
And if you’re currently looking for quality business and industry training, exciting classes for high school and adult students, or determined to begin a new career, Tulsa Tech invites you to visit today. For more information, please call 918-828-5000 or visit us online at tulsatech.edu.