To be eligible for a real estate license in the state of PA, you don’t even have to graduate from high school – you just have to be 18 years old. You do have to take 60 hours of real estate class in order to qualify to sit for the exam.
I know some pretty smart, successful people who didn’t graduate from high school, but I think, and I am sure you will agree, that education and training is an important part of knowing the real estate market.
Consumers expect local knowledge and expertise from their agent. They also expect knowledge and professionalism in our craft.
Currently in order to maintain your license in PA you have to take 7 credit hours of continuing education per year. Seven. We think that is not enough so we are stepping up our game. Our agents sign on and agree to DOUBLE their continuing education. We feel pretty strongly about this and it is our policy. You want to work with Perry Wellington, you have to up your game (education). The best part about this – no pushback from the agents. They WANT more education. We have an angle on this – we have a school!
So when I went about starting Perry Wellington Realty, I discovered that there was this gaping hole in the education part of real estate. NO local school. Sure there are some companies who setup shop in a local hotel conference room to teach some classes, but there was no local based school for real estate. So I started a school – Advance Academy. We have a couple of instructors who work at other brokerages (or own them) and we are adding more.
We have adopted this point of view at Perry Wellington Realty and we think that is good for you.