Is there a such thing as having too much education??

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Real Estate Agent with Main Realty

Or perhaps having too many designations??  Maybe taking too many classes or webinars???  Can a REALTOR learn too much information in our industry??

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I pose this question to you today because there are some who seem to think that we can.  I am currently one designation in and almost done with 4 others.  I love classes and webinars and don't think one can take enough continuing education.  I love to learn and I see how our industry is ever changing and revolving like a door in a skyscraper.  I want to keep changing along with it so I can keep growing my business.

I also ask this ~ can people who are "opposed" to social media (i.e. blogging, Facebook, etc) continue to really grow in this field at the same rate as someone who is.  I know that many of them are the more established, referral-based REALTORS, but then, some of them are not.  How does a newer REALTOR who isn't into social networking survive in this social media-based time that we are in?

These are all things I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on.  Thanks so much!

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Renae Pretty, Realtor ~ Main Realty of Altus

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Rainmaker
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Renae Pretty
e-Pro, Altus Homes for Sale
Main Realty

Ron:  I suppose having a BA is more recognizable, yes, but I know I have done eons more work with my Real Estate than I ever did with my Music degree for sure.  I understand what you mean by experience.  I live in a small rural area and my experience might be a little less than 450 transactions :), but it'll be top-notch nonetheless.  I want it all: education + experience!  Hopefully, I can strike a good balance in the 2 :)

As usual, your comments are amazing!

November 29, 2011 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Candy Miles-Crocker
Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
Online Real Estate Agent Training

Ranae, I think the important thing to remember is Balance.  Training is definitely needed and Realtors need a presence on the web.  Having said that, Realtors need to sell real estate...and real selling is done face to face.  I'm not one who favors a lot of designations because consumers have no idea what they mean.  What I am for is training that can help you become a better Realtor, service your clients better and to grow your business.

November 29, 2011 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Renae Pretty
e-Pro, Altus Homes for Sale
Main Realty

Candy:  You're right on target there!  Balance is definitely the key.  The only thing I have to say about designations, especially the ones like the GRI and the CRS, is I like the referral networks behind them... I also like the statistics showing that you do earn more with designations.  I know that our clients won't understand what they mean, but other REALTORS do. 

Like you, though, I love the training and classes that help make a better business!

November 29, 2011 12:14 PM
Rainer
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Raine C. Williams
Raine Properties & Investments

Hi Ranae~

I concur with Ron, I think our society recognizes the status of having a degree more than they would with designations, which are earned through continued education in each industry.  I think as long as you are satiisfied and happy with the education necessary to expand your career then go for it!

Another Active Rain member - Mike Cooper wrote a blog: Everyone Pays His Dues, you should check it out. Very compelling insight on education and experience.

Cynthia

November 29, 2011 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Renae Pretty
e-Pro, Altus Homes for Sale
Main Realty

Admittedly, my blogging isn't quite up to THAT level yet.  He's really good!  I just read that post and was very impressed.  I was just letting off some stuff that I've been thinking about a lot lately since I do seem to pursue classes/webinars and the like, on a level more than many of my colleagues.   I really need to step up A-game on blogging, though, it looks like now =)

November 29, 2011 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Renae Pretty

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