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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

COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

Illinois Broker
Pre-License

75-HOUR PROGRAM
HOME STUDY

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE
PROGRAM HOME
HOME STUDY
LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM

Illinois Broker
Post License

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

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

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COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

ILLINOIS BROKER PRE-LICENSE

75-HOUR PROGRAM

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE

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

ILLINOIS CONTINUING EDUCATION

12 & 24 HOUR

PROGRAM LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM, WEBINAR & HOMESTUDY

NEW BUSINESS SERVICES

START YOUR NEW BUSINESS WITH A LINKEDIN PROFILE, TWITTER, BUSINESS FACEBOOK

MORE COURSES COMING SOON

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR REAL ESTATE CLASSES?

  • 24/7 Online Course Access
  • Practice Online Exam Questions
  • Automated Reminders

  • Preparation to Pass the State Exam on First Attempt
  • Progressive Tracking Notification
  • Live Instructor Assistance

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTION

You have options to choose from to pay your tuition

  • CREDIT CARD
  • CHECK
  • MANY CREDIT UNIONS OFFER LIFESTYLE LOANS THAT CAN BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
  • PAY WITH AFFIRM-OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY FOR 0% INTEREST AND/OR PAYMENT PLAN

  • CASH
  • PAYPAL
  • PAYPAL 6-MONTH NO INTEREST PAYMENT PLAN ONCE QUALIFIED

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.''

~ Carol F.

''I'm so glad I chose Inland! Dave McGowan is the best instructor I've ever had in my entire educational career. The amount of knowledge he has about real estate is unbelievable!''

~ 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!''

~ Krystle B.

''Had a wonderful experience and Dave is always available to help and answer questions. Great instructor! We had a great class too!!''

~ Rebecca

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Haunted Houses and Real Estate: Unraveling the Market Value of Ghostly Residences

August 24, 20234 min read

Haunted Houses: The Market Value of Homes with Ghostly Residents

Introduction

In the vast and varied world of real estate, there exists a niche that has long intrigued buyers, sellers, and casual observers alike: haunted houses. These properties, steeped in tales of ghostly apparitions and unexplained phenomena, have become cultural icons. But beyond the spine-tingling tales and midnight ghost tours, a pressing question remains: How does a haunted reputation influence a property's market value?

Historical Perspective

From the cobbled streets of ancient Europe to the sprawling estates of America, properties with haunted reputations have always held a morbid fascination. Historically, tales of haunted homes were whispered warnings, cautionary tales of places to avoid. The Tower of London, for instance, with its rich history of royal intrigue and execution, has long been rumored to house the spirits of Anne Boleyn and other ill-fated souls. Such properties, with their dark pasts, often became landmarks, drawing the curious and the brave.

Ancient European cobbled street with looming shadows, reminiscent of tales of ghostly apparitions.

Market Value Analysis

The financial implications of a haunted reputation in real estate can be as elusive as the spirits themselves. Some properties see a surge in value due to their infamous status. They become tourist attractions, drawing crowds eager for a brush with the supernatural. Others, however, languish on the market, their eerie histories deterring potential buyers.

Zillow, a leading real estate marketplace, has occasionally featured homes with haunted reputations. Their data suggests that while some haunted homes sell at a premium, others can remain on the market for extended periods, often requiring price cuts.

Graph comparing the market value of regular homes vs. haunted properties, showcasing the unpredictable nature of their prices.

Case Studies

Consider the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans. Once the home of the notorious Madame LaLaurie, known for her brutal treatment of slaves, the mansion is said to be haunted by the spirits of her victims. Despite its dark history, the property remains one of the most valuable in the French Quarter.

Conversely, the Amityville house in New York, the site of a gruesome family murder and the inspiration for a series of horror films, has often sold for less than comparable properties in the area. Its last sale in 2016 was notably below the market average, suggesting that its notoriety might be more of a curse than a blessing.

Collage of the LaLaurie Mansion and the Amityville house, representing the spectrum of haunted house market values.

The Buyer's Perspective

For some, the idea of living in a haunted house is thrilling. In a 2017 Realtor.com survey, about one-third of respondents said they'd be willing to buy a haunted house, but many of them expected a discount due to its haunted status.

Survey graph illustrating the percentage of potential buyers willing to invest in a haunted property.

Legal Considerations

The legal landscape surrounding haunted houses is as murky as the tales that surround them. In some states, sellers are obligated to disclose if a property is believed to be haunted, especially if it might influence the buyer's decision. The famous case of Stambovsky v. Ackley in New York ruled that a seller must disclose the home's haunted reputation, as it could materially affect the value.

Gavel and property documents with a ghostly overlay, symbolizing the legal intricacies of haunted real estate.

Conclusion

Haunted houses, with their intricate blend of history, mystery, and the supernatural, occupy a unique and often unpredictable niche in the real estate market. Their value is as much about the stories they hold as the bricks and mortar they're made of. For those brave enough to invest, a haunted house offers more than just a home—it offers a legacy.

Following our exploration into the intriguing world of haunted houses and their impact on real estate values, you might be inspired to delve deeper into the real estate industry. If so, allow us to introduce you to Inland Real Estate School. As a fully licensed Real Estate School in Illinois, we boast a proud legacy, having served over 12,000 students through our 25 diverse programs.

Our flexible learning modes cater to every preference: whether you're inclined towards on-ground classes, which are available live in person or as live webinars, or you're more comfortable with home-study or online, computer-based reading sessions. Our courses are tailored for individuals eager to embark on careers as real estate brokers, managing brokers, or those seeking post-license and continuing education both in Illinois and nationwide.

But our offerings don't stop at state boundaries. Through our partnerships, we provide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers across the nation. And if you're considering expanding your reach, our affiliations with various institutes can assist you in obtaining licenses in multiple states.

At Inland Real Estate School, our commitment isn't just about imparting knowledge; it's about investing in our students' futures. Whether you're a budding real estate broker carving out your niche or a seasoned expert aiming to refine your skills, we pledge to invest 110% in your growth and success.

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I'm so glad I chose Inland! Dave McGowan is the best instructor I've ever had in my entire educational career. The amount of knowledge he has about real estate is unbelievable!


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Had a wonderful experience and Dave is always available to help and answer questions. Great instructor! We had a great class too!


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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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