Friday, November 10, 2017

The October 2017 DBPR Pearson Vue Florida Real Estate License Exam Pass Fail Rates

The October 2017 DBPR Pearson Vue Florida Real Estate License Exam Pass Fail Rates

The Climer School of Real Estate is still the best Real Estate School in Florida to attend if you want the best chance of passing on your first try

Pearson Vue and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) released their October 2017 Florida real estate license state exam pass fail rate summary. The results were the same as always. Pathetic.

October 2017 Florida Real Estate License State Exam Pass Fail Summary

In October 2017, from October 1 to October 31, once again 2776 individuals took the Florida real estate sales associate license state exam for the first time. 1409 of them passed and 1367 failed. This is a pass rate of 51% and a fail rate of 49%. Same as always.

2906 individuals took the Florida real estate sales associate license state exam for a second time or for a repeated time. 908 of them passed while 1998 of them failed this is a pass rate of 31% and a fail rate of 69%. Same as always.

Why do you suppose this is? Again, it is my opinion that the powers that be, meaning the Florida Real Estate Commission and the Bureau of education testing, are more interested in trying to trick you into a wrong answer instead of testing your knowledge. I believe that if they wanted more test takers to pass, and more test takers would pass. Be thankful that they don’t want more test takers to fail because I believe that would be easy for them to achieve as well.

This is why it is so important to come to The Climer School of Real Estate, the best real estate school in Florida, to take your mandatory 63-hour pre-license class on your way to passing your state exam. All schools are not created equal. Many students go to some of the other horrible schools out there and sit in the classroom for 60 hours while the instructor reads in the book. They learn nothing. And they fail the exam. At The Climer School of Real Estate, we teach you how to pass your state exam. This is the most important thing.

234 individuals took the Florida real estate brokers state license exam for the first time. 160 of them passed and 74 them failed is a pass rate of 60% and a fail rate of 32%. 194 individuals took the Florida real estate broker state license exam for the second or for a repeated time 77 of them passed and 118 this is a pass rate of 39% and a fail rate of 61%. Again, same as always.

Here’s something you may find interesting. 52 people applied for a Florida real estate license under mutual recognition. This means that they only had to take a 40-question test on the laws of the state Florida. 31 of them passed and 21 of them failed. This is a pass rate of 60% and a fail rate of 40%. 32 individuals took the Florida real estate laws and rules state test for second repeated time. 23 of them passed and nine of them failed. This is a pass rate of 72% and a fail rate of 20%. Apparently the 40-question test of on Florida house rules is a little bit easier than the full 100 question test.

Instructors are plugging along at about the same pace. Seven people took the Florida real estate instructor state exam for the very first time. Two of them passed and five of them failed. This is a pass rate of 29% and a fail rate of 71%. Nine individuals took the Florida real estate instructor exam for a second or for a repeated time. Three of them passed and six of them failed. This is a pass rate of 33% and a fail rate of 67%. Apparently, it’s not that easy to become a Florida real estate instructor.

We are still in trouble with appraisers in Florida. Only one person took the certified residential appraisers state license examination for the first time. And they failed. Zero people passed as a first-time test taker. Three people took the certified residential appraisers state exam for a second or for a repeated time. Only one of them passed and the two of them failed. This is a pass rate of 33% and a fail rate of 67%. But even scarier is that the state of Florida's Division of Real Estate (DRE) only added one new certified residential appraiser into its ranks in the entire month of October 2017. That is all.

It is not easy to pass your Florida real estate state test. You need the best preparation available. This is why you want to come to The Climer School of Real Estate. Friends don’t let friends go anywhere else.

Since 1984, The Climer School Of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in Florida with the Best Real Estate Instructors in Florida. We have the best pre-license classes, the best post license classes, the best Spanish classes, and the best live streaming real estate classes in Florida. If you want to have the best chance of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com . All thoughts and opinions in the blog are the thoughts and opinions of Andy Brown, the best real estate instructor in Florida, Director of Education & Training.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Your "90 Day Goals" List. Write them down NOW!

The Importance of Writing Down Your 90 Day Goals Part 1

Goal Setting and Business Planning

The Climer School of Real Estate, the best real estate school in central Florida, we get together every three months and go over our next quarterly business planning and strategy. We believe this is an invaluable exercise and are always amazed at how productive and fruitful our quarterly planning get-together sessions are.

I’ve been taught by many coaches and mentors the following adage:

What you do now will manifest itself in results in 90 days and what you are experiencing now is a direct result of what you did 90 days ago.


For me in my business life this has always been true.

Your 90 day goals including monthly, weekly, and daily should feed and some court your annual one your goals. Your one year goals should feed and support your three year goals. Your three year goals should feed and support your five year goals, and then your ten year goals etc. I read a book somewhere one time the talked about the fact that there are some Japanese corporations that have 500 year goals. I mean, why not?

Reason why I’m writing this series about your 90 day goals in your business goals business planning is the strategizing is because I know anyone who does not believe that writing down your goals and having a business plan is not important. Everybody thinks it is. The odd part of human nature is that this almost nobody does this.

And I’m not just pointing a finger at everybody. I have been guilty of this more often than not. I know it’s important, critically important, and yet I don’t do it. But I’m doing now, more than ever and it is truly beneficial.

If you’re reading this you should sit down right now and create a list of goals that you would like to accomplish in the next nine days. There is a popular acronym SMART that people subscribe to regarding your goals. And it’s a cute acronym but I believe it’s true. Goals need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based. If you think about if they’re not there really just wishes and desires and hopes.


When you turn the goal into a timebased action what you are really doing is challenging and tasking yourself. This is easier said than done. Fact is the reason why great coaches are worth their weight in gold.

The great coach hold you accountable to the goals that you say are important to you and your family, not goals of coaching support.

I know a lot of people that would love to earn $1 million a year. Very few of them know how to. I’m going to step on a limb and say it’s fairly easy to make may dollars year income in this credible country we live in, America. But you have to have a plan and an idea of how you going to get from point a to point.

This is where the realistic and attainable part comes in. The story that I love to use when I’m coaching my students on goal setting and their business plan is getting a college degree.

A lot of people these days have a college degree. Certainly to attain a college degree of any type, you had to at one point in your life make a decision I want to college green I’m going to get it. The reason why so many people have a college degree is because there is a clearly defined roadmap and half set out anyone and everyone who desires this end goal.

First you have to apply to the college, fill out an application. You may have to take some tests like the SAT. once you’re accepted you reach your advisor and you register for your first semester’s classes. You buy the textbooks, you go to class, you do the homework, you study and prepare for all the quizzes and tests, and then you register for the next semester’s classes, and do it again.

Each class is a building block for the next class the next semester based on the degree you chose after four or five years of following a defined roadmap you now have attain a college degree. My question for you is when you even thought that you want to get a college degree, and it was four or five years in the future, was there any guarantee that it was going to happen other than your desire and intention?

The answer is no!

However you knew you could follow ”The Plan”. And you knew you could follow the plan because he sought out front of you and it was attainable and realistic.

Some people have a vision and see a road map to earn $1 million in the next year. But not everybody does. That is not a terrible thing.

If you are new and real estate, may be your internal compass and roadmap says $50,000 in your first year. Maybe it says $80,000. Maybe it says $100,000. If this is what your internal Compass is saying, then you should listen to it and embrace it and go for.

Learn the skills of your first year of real estate education in the trenches. Don’t give up. Next year you might double it. If you make $50,000 in your first year, you might make $100,000 in your second year. Then you start building a team based on your knowledge and your third year you make $250,000.

I believe so powerfully in the power of writing down your goals especially your 90 day goals that I will be writing a series of blog to help you along this path.


What I want you to do right now, is write down your goals for the next nine days. Write down what you see yourself accomplishing. If you can see yourself accomplishing these and it is realistic and you can do it.

Write down an income goal. Write down a number of transactions goal but don’t stop there. Your life is more than just closing your real estate. Some of you may have a weight loss goal. Make it realistic. Some of you have a start exercising again goal. Some of you may have a spend quality time with my significant other goal. Some of you may have some new spiritual goals. Some of you may have taken a vacation or go to the beach for a week goal.

Write them down. Say them out loud.

In my next blog on goal setting, we will work through how to create business planning steps to head down the path to achieving your goals. Don’t give up keep going forward.

The only shame is quitting. Make it happen!

Since 1984, The Climer School Of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in central Florida with the Best Real Estate Instructors in central Florida. We have the best pre-license classes, the best post license classes, the best Spanish classes, and the best live streaming real estate classes in central Florida. If you want to have the best chance of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com . All thoughts and opinions in the blog are the thoughts and opinions of Andy Brown, the best real estate instructor in central Florida, Director of Education & Training.


Monday, October 23, 2017

The September 2017 Florida DBPR Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Rates, License and Application Numbers

The September 2017 Florida DBPR Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Rates, License and Application Numbers

The Climer School of Real Estate teaches you how to be on the “right” side of these numbers

The September 2017 Florida real estate State exam Pass fail Numbers are out and are as dismal as usual. 

The Climer School of Real Estate is the Best Real Estate School in Florida

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the Division of Real Estate) DRE, and the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) release the statistics from Pearson Vue’s monthly exam performance numbers. 

The numbers are little bit lower because of Hurricane Irma however the percentiles are exactly the same as usual. I still believe that the state wants the numbers in these ranges. This is why they work so hard at tricking you into a wrong answer rather than testing your knowledge. 

From September 1 through September 30 of 2017, only 1864 people took the Florida real estate sales associate state exam for the very first time. Of this number, only 900 passed while 964 failed. This is a passing rate of 40% and a failing rate of 52%. Once again same as usual. 

 2041 people took the Florida real estate sales associate state exam for second or for a repeated time. Of this number only 661 passed while 1380 of them failed. This is a passing rate of 32% and a failing rate of 68%. Unfortunately, once again, same as usual. 

 This is why it is so important to come The Climer School of Real Estate, the best real estate school in Florida. We are the best in Florida it teaching our students to pass the state exam. We don’t teach our students to be experts in the book, we teach them to be experts of passing the state exam on the first try. Because once you pass your state exam, 90% of the book goes away and this is when your real education begins. 

By the way, this is a 48% reduction in the number of first time test takers from August 2017 to September 2017. Additionally this represents a 44% reduction in the number of second and repeated test takers.

In September 2017 179 people took the Florida real estate broker state exam for the first time. Of this number 109 passed and 70 of them failed this represents a 61% passing rate and a 39% failing rate same as usual. 

 Only 131 people took the Florida real estate broker state exam for a second offer repeated time. Of this number 50 of them passed and 81% of them fail. This represents a 38% passing rate and a 62% failing rate. Again same as usual. 

 This is a 33% reduction in the number of first time broker state exam test takers and a 35% reduction in the number of second and repeated broker state exam test takers. While the reductions are due to hurricane Irma is fascinating at the passing in failing rates are exactly the same. 

I thought you might also want to know that there were 635 no-shows and 635 cancellations a Pearson view in the state of Florida September. It’s interesting because in August there were 911 no-shows with only 178 cancellations. This is the reason why usually you can call a Pearson view testing center and get a testing appointment the next day even though it doesn’t show up on the computer. 

The Climer School of Real Estate has the Best Real Estate Students in Florida

It remains difficult to pass your Florida real estate instructors license state exam also. Four people took the Florida real estate instructor state exam for the first time in September 2017. None of them passed. Two people took the Florida real is instructor state exam for a second a repeated time. And one of them passed. Those are not good numbers. It is a difficult exam. 

I blog about the upcoming problems we are going to have regarding the number of certified residential appraisers in the state of Florida. I will give you those numbers as well according to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB). 

In September 2017, one person took the certified residential appraisers state exam for the very first time. They did not pass. Two people took the certified residential appraiser state exam for second or for repeated time. Both of them passed. So the state of Florida put and to new certified residential appraisers into the state of Florida in September 2017. They may now begin their two year apprenticeship. 

I thought I would give you an update of the number of licenses in the state of Florida.

As of the end of September 2017, there were 183,385 current and active sales associate licenses. There were 79,017 current in active real estate sales associate licenses and 16,690 and voluntary inactive sales associate licenses. Additionally 38 sales Associates are on probation and 90 have suspended licenses. There are also 220 with military exemptions. 

 As of the end of September 2017 there were another 20,294 broker associate current inactive licenses. There were 5479 currents in active broker associate licenses. There are five 1510 involuntary in active broker associate licenses. And five broker associate licensees are on probation and two of them are suspended. 

There are currently 40,576 current inactive broker licenses in Florida. There are 3517 current and inactive broker licenses. There are 2396 involuntarily inactive broker licenses. 33 broker licensees are on probation and 12 of them are in suspension. If you’re interested there are 26,551 real estate brokers corporations and 64 real estate brokerage partnerships. There are also 417 active schools.

Don't be alarmed at the number of licensees. The 80 - 20 rule is always in effect. Be a part of the 20%

The Climer School Of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in Florida. If you want to have the best chance of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com . The Climer School of Real Estate has the Best Real Estate Instructors in Florida. Ask for Andy Brown the Best Real Estate Instructor in Florida, Head Instructor and Director of Education & Training

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The August 2017 Florida Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Numbers and Total License Numbers Report

The August 2017 Florida Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Numbers and Total License Numbers Report

As expected, the Pass Fail rates for the Florida Real Estate state exam are exactly what is expected.

Here are the new pass fail statistics for August of 2017 from The Climer School of Real Estate, the best real estate school in Orlando.

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In August of 2017, from August 1 to August 31, 3,588 people to the Florida real estate sales associate state exam for the very first time. Of that number, 1,840 of them passed the exam and 1,748 of them failed the exam. This is a passing rate of 51% and a failing rate of 49%.



3,660 people took the Florida real estate sales associate state exam for a second time were for a repeated time. Of this number, 1,175 of them passed and 2,485 of them failed. This is a dismal passing rate of 32% and a failing rate of 68%.
This pass fail ratio is the same as it always is. I believe it again proves my point that the powers that be within the state of Florida are more interested in tricking real estate exam test takers and they are in testing their knowledge. And I believe this proves again that they are very good at tricking test takers into wrong answers.
296 people to the Florida real estate brokers license state exam for the very first time. Of this number 184 than passed and 112 of them failed. This is a passing rate of 62% and a failure rate of 38% 203 people took the Florida real estate brokers license state exam for a second or for a repeated time. Of this number 84 of them passed while 119 of them failed. This is a passing rate of only 41% and a failing rate of 59%.
Again, this is about the same as it always has been.
I do not know how much the total number of real estate licenses in the state of Florida increased from July 1 2017 through July 31, 2017. The Florida Real Estate Commission and the Division of Real Estate cancelled the August meeting due to Hurricane Irma.
I have written about the Certified General Appraiser license exam results. I believe we are having a problem in the very near future. 34.1% of sales associate licensees are inactive in some way. If they all became active at the same time, this would really change the market picture. You better have a good marketing plan in place and you better be working it.
You may be interested in knowing that in August 2017, only 1 person took the Certified Residential Appraiser license examination for the first time. One person passed and zero people failed LOL. Apparently not many people want to take this examination.
Only one person took the Certified Residential Appraiser’s license exam for a second offer repeated time. One person failed and one person passed.
The appraisal community is losing appraisers. The number of certified registered trainees has decreased from 541 in November 2016 down to 505 as of June 2017. There were 231 in active registered trainees in November 2016. This number has decreased to 157 in June 2017. There were also 422 involuntary inactive registered trainee’s licensees November 2016. This number has decreased to 371 in June 2017.
We added 8 new licensed Real Estate Instructors. We don’t necessarily need new real estate instructors. What we need are good instructors. So many of them are bad, very bad. They think that if they get a real estate instructors license, they can make easy money teaching a mandatory real estate course. It is the students who get screwed.
What do you think will happen regarding these statistics? I wish I knew. However, keep following my blog and I will keep you updated and status as soon as I get new information.
Don’t forget, due to circumstances regarding Hurricane Irma, the Florida Real Estate Commission, The Division of Real Estate, and the Bureau of Education and Testing have moved the September 30th 2017 renewal deadline out to October 23rd 2017. This is especially important for those of you who must have your mandatory 45 hours of Post Licensing in place now! Do Not Delay! Get your Post 45 class or your Continuing Education in Now. You do not want to lose your license because you forgot to take the class.
Stay positive!

Since 1984, The Climer School of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in Orlando. If you want to have the best chance possible of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com . We have the Best Real Estate Instructors in Orlando

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The July 2017 Florida Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Numbers and Total License Numbers Report

The July 2017 Florida Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Numbers and Total License Numbers Report

As expected, the Pass Fail rates for the Florida Real Estate state exam are exactly what is expected but Licensee numbers are going up.

The July 2017 Real Estate License State Exam Pass Fail Summary

In July 2017, from July 1 to July 31, 2,829 people to the Florida real estate sales associate state exam at Pearson Vue for the very first time. Of that number, 1422 of them passed the exam and 1407 of them fail the exam. This is a passing rate of 50% and a failing rate of 50%. Students from The Climer School of Real Estate are passing their state exam on their first try like crazy!

2699 people took the Florida real estate sales associate state exam for a second time were for a repeated time. Of this number, 843 of them passed in 1856 of them fail. This is a dismal passing rate of 31% and a failing rate of 69%.

This pass fail ratio is the same as it always is. I believe it again proves my point that the powers that be within the state of Florida are more interested in tricking real estate exam test takers and they are in testing their knowledge. And I believe this proves again that they are very good at tricking test takers into wrong answers.

222 people to the Florida real estate brokers license state exam for the very first time. Of this number 144 than passed and 78 of them failed. 182 people took the Florida real estate brokers license state exam for a second or for a repeated time. Of this number 61 of them passed while 121 of them failed. This is a passing rate of only 34% and a failing rate of 66%.

Again, this is about the same as it always has been.

The total number of real estate licenses in the state of Florida increased by over 2600 from June 2017 through July 2, 2017. This is all licenses.

The total number of active sales associate and broker associate licensees increased by 1227. This is an increase of 0.61% per month for 7.36% annually.

It may be interesting to note that there is an additional 76,389 voluntary inactive sales associate licensees and 5246 voluntary inactive broker associate licensees. There are also 17,305 involuntary inactive sales associate licensees and an additional 1557 involuntary inactive broker associate licensees.

These are significant numbers when it comes to your potential competition.

34.1% of sales associate licensees are inactive in some way. If they all became active at the same time, this would really change the market picture. You better have a good marketing plan in place and you better be working it.

Don’t be afraid of competition. Someone told me once there is always room for someone better. The Pareto principle or the 80 20 rule is always in place. Whatever the numbers are yet to make sure the show as part of the 20% is on top. If you go back and read my blog on Dr. Sean Snaith’s assessment of the economic future of Florida and especially the Orlando Kissimmee Metropolitan statistical area than you know we are going to keep growing. Everybody needs a place to live whether they buy or rent. So, the need for a true real estate professional will always be there.

I have written about the Certified General Appraiser license exam results.

You may be interested in knowing that in July 2017 zero people took the Certified Residential Appraiser license examination for the first time. I’m sure it’s clear that zero people passed and zero people failed. What may not be clear is that no one wanted to take this examination.

Only two people took the Certified Residential Appraiser’s license exam for a second offer repeated time. One person passed and one person failed. We have a 50 - 50 passing rate based on two people.

The appraisal community is losing appraisers. The number of certified registered trainees has decreased from 541 in November 2016 down to 505 as of June 2017. There were 231 in active registered trainees in November 2016. This number has decreased to 157 in June 2017. There were also 422 involuntary inactive registered trainee’s licensees November 2016. This number has decreased to 371 in June 2017.

Even more alarming is the fact that from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, the Florida real estate appraisal Board (FREAB) only welcomed in 9 new certified residential appraisers.

This can’t be a good thing. I believe we are having a problem in the very near future. We are losing our appraisers much higher rate than we are gaining them.

What do you think will happen regarding these statistics? I wish I knew. However, keep following my blog and I will keep you updated and status as soon as I get new information.

Stay positive!

Since 1984, The Climer School of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in Orlando. If you want to have the best chance possible of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com . We have the Best Real Estate Instructors in Orlando

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Announcing our 3 new central Florida locations and our Live Streaming Virtual Classroom!

The Climer School of Real Estate is expanding to 3 new central Florida campuses and is debuting our Live Streaming Virtual Classes!

We will be in 3 new central Florida locations and, we will be covering the entire state of Florida and the whole world with our Live Streaming Classroom beginning October 9th 2017

The Climer School of Real Estate is buzzing with excitement these days. Not only are we about to branch out into three new Central Florida locations that we here are about our long-awaited virtual, Live Streaming Classroom format. We’re not sure what were more excited about.


For starters, we officially have a new professional affiliation with the Keller Williams Advantage Group and Lori Tyrrell and Rich Carpentieri. They currently have three main offices with two more in the works.

Keller Williams Advantage Realty


Our first official class with Keller Williams Advantage will be in the Oviedo campus location. The address is 59 Alafaya Woods Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765. Head Instructor and owner Andy Brown will be teaching an amazing two day Continuing Education class focusing on Sales and Marketing.

The team leader for the Keller Williams Advantage Oviedo location is Rick Bosley. Their website is www.KWOviedo.com. The office can be reached at 407–977–7600.

On October 1, 2017, The Climer School of Real Estate officially begins at our new Lake Nona campus location. The address is 9161 Narcoosee Road, Suite 107, Orlando, FL 32837.

The team leader for the Keller Williams Advantage Lake Nona location is Dave Chubb. Their website is www.KWNona.com and the office can be reached at 407–207–0825.

On January 1, 2018, The Climer School of Real Estate will officially begin at our Waterford Lakes campus. The address is 12301 Lake Underhill Rd. Suite 111, Orlando, FL 32828.

The team leader for the Keller Williams Advantage Orlando Waterford Lakes location is Kristin Duncan. Their website is www.KWWaterford.com. The office can be reached at 407-393-5901.

We are coordinating all of the classes together. This means that you can either find out what the schedule is by going to our website www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com or by visiting any of their offices' websites or by calling their locations.

To say that we’re excited to be working with Lori Tyrrell and her entire Keller Williams Advantage Team would be a huge understatement.

Just as exciting to the Climer School team is the debut of our Live Streaming Classroom. This is a vision that Pam Matera and Andy Brown have had since even before they owned The Climer School of Real Estate.

They wanted to be able to deliver high quality real estate education in this live streaming format to anyone anywhere that one of the best real estate education in the state of Florida. And now, anyone, anywhere in the world can take advantage of a live class given by one of the best real estate instructors in Florida from The Climer School of Real Estate.


From Pensacola to Key West, you will now be able to experience a live Climer School of Real Estate class. The very first inaugural class will begin at 9 AM Monday morning October 9th. Head instructor Andy Brown will be sitting in front of his web camera leading a class of students from all over the state, maybe even from all over the world.

And better yet, our Live Streaming format is approved and sanctioned by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Division of Real Estate (DRE). We have this class approved through all 3 of them!

It will be our standard two-week format. The class will run from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM, for two weeks in a row. Our partner, Dearborn REcampus, is going to mail you a textbook. We will be going over homework every single morning, and he will be preparing you for the class exam at the end of the class that you will take online.

Andy Brown, considered by many to be the best real estate instructor in Florida, will be teaching you everything he knows that will help you pass your Florida Real Estate Sales Associate State Exam.
Eventually, every single one of our classes will be offered through our virtual live streaming classroom format. Even all of our Spanish Real Estate classes will be offered this way.

This is only our first and inaugural class. Because it is the very first one, we will be offering it at an "Inaugural Class"  discount. More than likely there will be a couple of technical glitches here and there so we will all be helping each other out.

Once we run the system live and get the glitches worked out, we will be offering a wide variety of class day and time formats, especially on evenings and weekends.

But if you know someone who is ready to start their real estate career and wants to get the real estate license at the best real estate school in Florida with the best real estate instructor in Florida, have them call us at 407-822-3926 or email ClimerConcierge@gmail.com and let us know of your interest and we will put you on the list. Friends don’t let friends go anywhere but The Climer School of Real Estate!

The best chance that you can give yourself of passing your Florida Sales Associate Real Estate License state exam or your Florida Brokers Real Estate License state exam on your first try is by attending The Climer School of Real Estate in Orlando Florida. 407-822-EXAM (3926).

Since 1984, The Climer School Of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in central Florida. If you want to have the best chance of passing your Florida Real Estate Exam on your first try, then you need to attend classes at The Climer School. Call us at 407-822-3926 (EXAM), or stop by our website at www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com, The Climer School of Real Estate has the Best Real Estate Instructors in central Florida

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The New FREC 61-J2 Rule on Team or Group Advertising

Does Your Team or Group Name have an illegal or forbidden term?

What it really means

The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) is discussing what is probably the last draft on new 61J2 – 10.026 team or group advertising rule. My estimate is that this new rule will be voted on and passed in next month's (September's) meeting.

This has been in work for a long time. I myself heard the commission discussing this issue in a commission meeting almost 2 years ago. 


 The reason for this rule change is because the commission had felt that many sales associates and broker associate were stepping way over the line for too long of a time with regards to the way they present themselves to the general public. 

Only a broker is allowed to name themselves, and market themselves to the public as a real estate business. Sales associate and broker associate may only do business under their own name. And it needs to be the name that they have registered with the DBPR


 The Florida Real Estate Commission believed that many team names were actually the name of a real estate business (which is not allowed). They had been receiving numerous complaints from consumers who did not know who they were working with or what brokerage. 

Some of the complaints were that they did not know with who on what team they were working with and they had no idea who showed up to the appointment. 

 And I want to remind you that the only thing that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the Division of Real Estate (DRE), and the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) care about is the general public. They do not care about real estate licensees. 

When the general public starts complaining about licensees too much, the commission is going to do something about it. 

 So here are the new rules on Team or Group Advertising: 

1. Team or Group Advertising shall mean a collective name or logo used by one or more real estate licensees who represent themselves to the public as part of one brokerage that performs real estate license activities under the supervision of the same broker. 

As a reminder, every single sales associate and broker associate works for their employing broker. They are not independent business entities. 

2. Each team or group shall file with the broker an appointed team leader to represent the team or group. This team leader shall be responsible for ensuring that the advertising is in compliance with Chapter 475 Florida Statutes and 61J2 Florida Administrative Code. 

3. The registered broker must maintain a current written record of each team’s or group’s members. 

4. Team or group names. Real estate team or group names must always include the word “team” or “group” as part of the name. 

Real estate team or group name shall not include the following words: 

a. Associates
b. Brokerage
c. Brokers
d. Company
e. Corporation
f. Corp.
g. Inc.
h. LLC
i. LP or LLP
j. Real Estate
k. Realty
l. or similar words suggesting the team or group is a separate real estate brokerage or company 

All of these indicate a real estate brokerage business. It had become too deceptive to the general public. Only a broker can own and operate and register a real estate brokerage business, not sales associates or broker associates.

5. Unless otherwise provided, this rule applies to all mediums of advertising including print, radio or television, and Internet. It includes but is not limited to such type of advertising as signs, billboards, email, business stationery, business cards, business documents, signs, logos, newsletters, or electronic equivalents, or anything of a similar kind of use for a similar purpose as any of the items set forth above. 

6. Advertisements containing the team or group name, team or group member, or individual licensee shall not appear in larger print or be more prominently displayed than the name of the registered brokerage’s logo. 

Many of the teams were further trying to skirt the issue by putting the required brokerage information in teeny tiny print somewhere near the bottom of the ad. It is another rule that all advertising must contain the name of the brokerage. 

The commission considered this as another way for teams to break the rule. So now, there’s a new rule. Nothing can be larger than the print that contains the name of the real estate brokerage. 

 7. All signage, including yards and billboards, must comply with these requirements no later than 12 months following effective date of this rule. 

8. Excluding the items listed above, all other relevant advertising must comply with these requirements no later than six months following the effective date of this rule. 

By the way, everything is advertising. While the discussion of this was going on for a couple of years I always let my classes know about it. On many occasions I had students call me and asked me about a team name that contained one of the now forbidden, illegal terms. 

I told them all, don’t do it. I told them they would be wasting their time and money. They were going to spend money with a URL, a webpage, SEO and SEM to brand them, business cards, car placard, and so on and so on. 

I told them they were going to be wasting your time and money and they were going have to be changing it all soon. 

They responded, “but my broker said it was okay.” I asked them, then why did you call me and ask me? Then I would tell them you get to do whatever you want.  

And now and everyone is going to be changing their team names or group names that contain one of the forbidden terms. 

 But you are all sales people. So use it as an opportunity to communicate with your entire customer database. At the very least, turn it into a positive!

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