In life and in business there are times when you have to make hard decisions and narrow your focus. For both me personally and the company as a whole, I’ve decided now is the time we need to exclusively focus on pre-license real estate courses. This move will free up resources so we can continue to provide students getting into the real estate business best in class resources including relevant video content. I’ll be touring Kentucky this summer gathering video interviews from agents/brokers and others involved in the real estate industry so we’ll continue to have the most up to date real world experiences available in any real estate course.
Unfortunately, the casualty of this move will both of our advanced broker courses.
I wish we could do it all, but the reality is we can’t which is why:
I’m announcing we are shutting down any future registrations for either our online 48 hour broker management skills course or our 48 hour Kentucky broker law course.
Existing broker students will have an additional 7 months to finish up any course work (Until October 31st) and complete final exams.
Keep in mind, this is just for the advanced broker courses and does not change our 96 hour pre-license course in any way.
I’ve put together a short FAQ to answer some of the most anticipated questions. If you need to contact us directly, please use the support ticket system and we’ll be happy to respond as quickly as possible.
Todd Thornton- Owner- Great Way to Learn/Thornton’s Real Estate Academy
Question: Why shut down all registrations for advanced broker courses a full seven months early?
Answers: We give all our students a six month window to finish any course and then we typically grant extensions when requested. In this situation, our current approval for the broker courses expire at the end of October and since we’re not renewing the approvals, it’s prudent to shut down registration early to give students the initial six month window plus one extra month due to unforeseen circumstances.
Question: How does this change registrations for pre-license courses?
Answer: It doesn’t change pre-license registrations in any way. Students in our 96 hour pre-license course will continue as normal, extensions will be granted the same as they always have been, and registrations will continue to remain open.
Question: What if I plan to/can complete a broker course in a short period of time?
Answer: Life can sometimes get in the way of the best of plans and we can’t legally let you finish after October 31st, so we’re not going to accept registrations even if you think you can finish quickly. Most students taking broker courses take more time than expected because conducting business gets in the way. We don’t want to be in a situation where something happens and you don’t finish when expected because there won’t be any flexibility on our end and you might be stuck half way through a course.
Question: Who else offers approved broker courses?
Answer: If you’d like to view all the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) approved providers of broker course credit, please visit the KREC website.
Question: What if I’m an existing student in one broker course already and I just found out from the KREC I need additional broker hours?
Answer: Please contact us for options. Also look for additional information in your existing course about this topic.
Question: Is there a chance you’ll offer online broker courses again at some point in the future?
Answer: Probably not. For real estate courses, our focus will be solely on pre-license training so I can’t envision any scenario where we’d start offering broker courses again.