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WHY DO WE STAND OUT ABOVE THE REST?

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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You can expect:

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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75-HOUR PROGRAM
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ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

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Illinois Broker
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30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY LIVE ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

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ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

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45 HOUR PROGRAM

HOME STUDY

LIVEONLINE/CLASSROOM

ILLINOIS BROKER POST LICENSE

30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY OR

45 HOUR ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL & CE

ADD A NEW PHASE AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

LICENSE RECIPROCITY

ADD AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE TO EXPAND YOUR MARKETING WORLD

SCHOOL PARTNER PAGE FOR INLAND STUDENTS AND FRIENDS

NETWORKING CRITICAL ELEMENT TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER FIND A PROFESSIONAL PARTNER TO HELP FILL THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR REAL ESTATE CLASSES?

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  • Progressive Tracking Notification
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What clients say about us

''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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~ David Becker

''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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PropTech: A Simplified Guide to the Digital Evolution in Real Estate

July 01, 20235 min read

PropTech: A Simplified Guide to the Digital Evolution in Real Estate

Intro: PropTech - The Digital Wave Hitting Real Estate

As we navigate through the 21st century, technology continues to push boundaries and redefine industries, real estate being no exception. A digital tsunami, known as PropTech or Property Technology, is fast approaching and promises to redefine the landscape of real estate operations. It's a revolutionary wave that fuses real estate with the digital world, digitizing processes, amplifying efficiency, and reshaping the way we interact with physical spaces. By integrating everything from artificial intelligence-powered systems to blockchain technology, PropTech is not merely a buzzword—it's the new normal in the real estate industry. In this blog, we will explore the dynamics of PropTech, its implications, and the exciting transformations it heralds for the future.

1. The Emergence of PropTech

1.1 Understanding PropTech in Depth

Property Technology, commonly termed PropTech, can be understood as the innovative application of digital technology to the world of real estate. Think of PropTech as a digital toolset, brimming with tech-driven solutions designed to simplify, streamline, and upgrade various facets of real estate—from the way we buy, sell, and rent to the way we manage properties and interact with our living and working spaces.

1.2 Historical Progression of PropTech

PropTech isn't new, but its significance has grown exponentially over the last decade. Early instances of PropTech, such as the advent of online property portals like Realtor.com, revolutionized the way people searched for property. But the true momentum started building post-2008, following the global financial crisis. As the real estate industry sought to regain trust, PropTech startups emerged as trailblazers, driving transparency, efficiency, and improved user experience.

2. Components of PropTech

2.1 Virtual Tours & Online Listings

Among the most visible aspects of PropTech are virtual tours and online listings. Pioneered by firms like Matterport and Zillow, this technology allows potential buyers or renters to explore properties in detail without leaving their homes. It has also empowered realtors by providing them with a tool to showcase properties effectively, even in a socially distanced world.

A person browsing an online real estate listing platform on a tablet device.

2.2 AI-Powered Property Management Systems

Property management has seen a dramatic shift due to PropTech. Firms like AppFolio, Rent Manager, and Buildium provide comprehensive AI-driven solutions for property managers, automating tasks such as rent collection, lease tracking, and maintenance requests. These technologies minimize human error, reduce manual workloads, and improve tenant satisfaction.

A screen showing an AI-powered property management system in action.

2.3 Blockchain's Impact on Real Estate Transactions

With the advent of blockchain technology, real estate transactions are being redefined. Blockchain, a type of distributed ledger technology, ensures that every transaction or exchange of data is transparent, secure, and immutable. It is no surprise that PropTech companies are starting to harness the power of blockchain to revolutionize real estate.

Companies like Propy, a real estate transaction platform, are pioneering this venture. Propy allows buyers, sellers, and brokers to come together in a single platform to execute real estate transactions seamlessly. But what sets Propy apart is its use of blockchain for property rights transfers. This smart contract technology enables instantaneous, tamper-proof recording of property ownership transfers, which previously took several days and required the involvement of numerous intermediaries.

Blockchain being used in real estate transactions.

3. Relevance and Benefits of PropTech Today

3.1 Improved Efficiency and Productivity

The amalgamation of real estate and technology has ushered in an era of unprecedented efficiency. Traditional processes that were once time-consuming and fraught with human error have been digitized and automated. This includes everything from property viewings, which can now be done virtually, to property management tasks like rent collection, maintenance scheduling, and financial reporting. Property management companies, for instance, are using AI-driven platforms such as AppFolio and Buildium to streamline their operations and improve tenant satisfaction.

An illustration of different real estate operations being streamlined with the help of PropTech.

3.2 Enhanced Transparency and Security

PropTech is not only making real estate transactions faster and more efficient; it's also making them more secure and transparent. Blockchain technology, in particular, is being used to enhance the integrity of real estate transactions. It works by creating a decentralized ledger of all transactions, which is immutable and transparent. This not only eliminates the possibility of fraud but also simplifies the due diligence process, which can often be laborious and expensive. This application of blockchain technology in PropTech is paving the way for more secure, seamless transactions.

3.3 Cost Savings

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of PropTech is the potential for cost savings. By leveraging technology to automate routine tasks, real estate companies can significantly reduce their operational costs. In addition, technology like blockchain can eliminate the need for middlemen in real estate transactions, leading to reduced transaction costs.

4. Future of PropTech

4.1 PropTech: The Road Ahead

As we look to the future, it's clear that PropTech will continue to shape the landscape of the real estate industry. New technologies are continually emerging, offering exciting possibilities. For instance, the use of drones for property inspections and surveys could save time and improve the accuracy of property assessments. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology could enable virtual property viewings and renovations, while advancements in AI could lead to even more intelligent property management systems.

4.2 Democratizing Real Estate Investment

Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in PropTech is the democratization of real estate investment. Thanks to crowdfunding platforms like Fundrise and RealtyMogul, individuals can now invest in high-quality real estate projects with just a few hundred dollars. This is a significant departure from the past when real estate investment was largely the domain of wealthy individuals and institutional investors. By breaking down these barriers, PropTech is opening up new opportunities for people from all walks of life to grow their wealth through real estate investment.

5. Conclusion: Embracing the PropTech Revolution

The PropTech revolution is not just about technology. It's about transforming the real estate industry to be more efficient, transparent, accessible, and customer-centric. As we navigate through this exciting era of digital disruption, it's important to remember that the ultimate goal of PropTech is to improve the way we live, work, and interact with the spaces around us.
For aspiring real estate professionals and established firms alike, understanding and embracing PropTech is no longer optional—it's a necessity. Inland Real Estate School is committed to preparing its students for this digital future. We offer comprehensive courses that cover beyond the fundamentals of real estate, ensuring that our students are well-equipped to navigate and succeed in this rapidly evolving industry.

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