I am considering taking the Texas real estate courses necessary to be licensed by TREC. I am not looking to enter real estate as a career, but rather my wife and I are real estate investors who would like to obtain a more thorough knowledge of the inner-workings of the process. My father was a broker for 30 years and I grew up in title office waiting rooms with some scratchers to pass the time, so I’ve been hearing this stuff passively for a very long time, but I’ve never had the formal education.
To that end, I started looking into a local community college that offers the classroom training, and $50 per credit hour isn’t bad – but then I found sites like Aceable which claim to offer the courses online and TREC-approved for about $400 all-in. I am wondering if anyone here has done something like this and found it to be worthwhile, or if they found the exam that much harder because they didn’t go about it in a traditional way. Again, I don’t intend to hang my license anywhere but my bedroom wall, so I’m not terribly concerned about offering poor representation to anyone – I’m mainly doing this for my own edification, but if the online classes suck, then they would defeat my purpose.
TIA for any anecdotal advice on the matter.