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We are a fully licensed Real Estate School within Illinois, that offers quality, student-centered on-ground (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes for real estate brokers, managing brokers, post license and continuing education (CE) throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide online.

We also partner with affiliated schools that provide nationwide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. In addition, our various affiliates can provide real estate education to assist you in securing licensing in additional states. All of the courses, whether directly through Inland Real Estate School or our affiliates are proven successful and are the best prep resources available to further your career aspirations.

There are a number of real estate school choices capable of helping you to start your new career, however your future is important enough that you’d should not leave the choice to chance. Select a proven provider of quality education and trust only the best real estate school in Illinois.

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Higher than average pass rate on the Illinois state licensed examination

Over 60+ years of combined staff experience providing education and training to the Illinois real estate market

Our school isn’t run by brokers or investors, our team possesses formal educational degrees plus practical real-life experience educating our students.

Our instructors respond to our student’s questions and inquiries in a timely manner and are available via the phone or email

Our updated flexible course options provide our students with the flexibility of selecting a program that meets their schedule and time availability.

Our programs are available through live classroom presentation, live webinar & home study formats.

Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT?

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

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Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

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Real Estate Unmasked: Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Your Dream Career

June 19, 20236 min read

Real Estate Unmasked: Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Your Dream Career

Are you considering dipping your toes into the vast ocean of real estate but find yourself deterred by ominous myths swirling around the industry? Well, you're not alone. Countless individuals abandon their dream career in real estate due to misconceptions and hearsay. But what if we told you that these common myths are just that - myths? 

Let's expose the truth behind the top 10 real estate career myths that have been keeping you on the sidelines. It's time to separate fact from fiction, and who knows, by the end, you might be ready to dive into your dream career headfirst!

1. The Elusive Fortune: Is Real Estate a Guaranteed Path to Wealth?

The appeal of significant earnings is a primary draw for many considering a career in real estate. However, it's crucial to understand that the journey to financial success isn't a simple or easy one. Achieving prosperity in real estate necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the market, strategic planning abilities, strong client relationship management, and adept negotiation skills. 

The potential for substantial rewards exists, but they typically follow consistent effort, hard work, and resilience. It's also important to note that to become a real estate agent in Illinois, the process involves successfully completing a singular, state-required pre-licensing class, which qualifies you to take the IDFPR licensing exam. While the path may be challenging, it could lead to a fruitful career for those willing to put in the time and commitment.

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2. Masters of Time: Is Real Estate a Path to Work-Life Balance?

The flexibility of a real estate career often refers to agents' ability to manage their own time. However, this should not be mistaken for having plenty of free time. Real estate agents often have to work around their clients' schedules, which means showings, meetings, and open houses can often occur during evenings, weekends, and holidays. Additionally, successful agents often dedicate time to continuous learning, networking, and marketing.

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3. On-the-Job Training: Can You Thrive in Real Estate without Prior Training?

Real estate is a complex field with a multitude of laws and regulations. To become a real estate agent, states require individuals to complete specific pre-licensing courses and pass the licensing exam. Post-licensing education, such as that offered by Inland Real Estate School, also helps agents stay abreast of changing laws and market trends. It's a career that demands a commitment to learning.

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4. The Magic Pill: Will You Find Instant Success in Real Estate?

While it's possible to close a deal quickly in some cases, most of the time, success in real estate requires building relationships, establishing trust, and gaining experience over time. It takes consistent effort to build a strong reputation, develop a client base, and understand the ins and outs of the market. Patience is indeed a virtue in the real estate industry.

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5. Invisible Hand of the Market: Do Properties Sell Themselves without Marketing?

Marketing plays an essential role in real estate. Agents must utilize effective marketing strategies to showcase their properties and differentiate themselves in a competitive market. From professional photography and virtual tours to social media promotion and email campaigns, the scope of real estate marketing is vast. It's not just about selling a property, but selling an experience and lifestyle.

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6. The Midas Touch: Are All Real Estate Agents Swimming in Gold?

The income of a real estate agent can fluctuate greatly based on various factors such as the real estate market condition, the location of operations, the agent's negotiation skills, and the amount of time and effort they're willing to invest. While some agents do very well, others may struggle. Like any other business, it's a career where your effort often correlates with your financial success.

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7. Flexible Wonders: Is Real Estate a Viable Part-Time Pursuit?

While the flexibility of real estate may be appealing for those considering it as a part-time venture, it's essential to approach this with the right expectations. The key is to choose an office that accommodates part-time agents and clearly align your compensation and responsibilities accordingly. 

There are numerous offices that readily welcome part-time agents. Nonetheless, it's vital to remember that real estate requires a high level of commitment and prompt responses. Clients tend to appreciate agents who are fully available and dedicated to meeting their needs. While balancing real estate as a side hustle isn't impossible, the level of service expected may present challenges for those juggling it with other commitments. A more concentrated commitment often brings about more rewarding outcomes.

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8. Spotlight Performers: Is Real Estate a Stage Only for Extroverts?

While extroverts may naturally excel at networking and relationship-building, introverts often have strengths that can make them just as successful, if not more so. They're often good listeners, thorough in their work, and thoughtful in their communication—all critical skills in real estate. Success is not about being the life of the party; it's about connecting with clients, understanding their needs, and providing exceptional service.

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9. Vintage Venture: Is Real Estate a Game Only for the Seasoned?

There's no age limit to success in real estate. Agents of all ages can and do succeed in this industry. What matters most is maturity, the ability to connect with diverse clients, dedication, and the willingness to put in the hard work and continuous learning required.

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10. Riding the Wave: Does the Market Solely Determine Your Success in Real Estate?

While market conditions do affect the real estate business, they're not the only factor in an agent's success. Skill, knowledge, hard work, and the ability to adapt are equally crucial. Successful agents stay updated with market trends, adjust their strategies as needed, and provide their clients with informed advice regardless of the market conditions.

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Conclusion: Shattering Glass Ceilings: Embrace the Reality of Real Estate

The journey of debunking these myths hopefully illuminated the often misunderstood path to a career in real estate. While it's true that real estate has its unique challenges and demands, it also presents unparalleled opportunities for those willing to invest their time, effort, and passion.

Busting these myths was more than just separating facts from fiction; it was about embracing the true essence of a real estate career. It's about understanding that success in this field comes from hard work, continued learning, a client-focused approach, and the ability to adapt and evolve.

So, are you ready to discard the myths and embrace the truth of a career in real estate? If you feel eager to dive in, Inland Real Estate School is the perfect place to start your journey. Offering a comprehensive pre-licensing course, we provide the foundation you need to confidently navigate the real estate world. Here's to shattering glass ceilings and forging your own unique path in the diverse world of real estate with Inland Real Estate School!

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Dave is a very effective teacher! He Makes the information easier to remember with his stories and experience. He teaches at a a good pace and is very accommodating to his students!


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By far the best class I have taken. I tried to get my broker license before but gave up because I was not given much instruction not did I have anyone to ask questions to.


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