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AYPO (At Your Pace Online) Reviews

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2.36/5

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After completing an online course, they did not report it in a timely manner causing my license to expire. I called in multiple times to resolve this issue and I was constantly transferred around and/or left on hold for excessive amounts of time. Could not get an actual person to help me. Colin, on their online help button, kept telling me to call in, said there was nothing they could do...just to wait up to 5 business days. Need a customer service department that actually responds and helps your customers! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!

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It was at my own pace and I could log in anytime and complete the modules. This worked well with me doing this while my baby slept. I was able to complete all of the classes in a few months. I do wish they would add the ability to print the pages that we learn from. That way we could take notes and highlight as needed. A recorded teacher to read/ explain some stuff would be nice too. It was a lot of reading so being able to break it up would help you stay entertained.

This isn’t an easy course or easy license to get. It takes countless hours and a strong mindset to complete the work. This was by far one of the hardest things I had ever done but I’m so glad I was able to get my licenses and on the first try!!

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For each module, students had several chances to pass exams. Informative slides as well as text and audio. This online class was convenient and sufficiently prepared me to pass the licensing test on the first try.

I did feel like as a Texas real estate attorney, I corrected many of the incorrect parts of the information, such as having a lender sign a promissory note, which makes it a non-negotiable instrument.

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Regrettable. The only good things was that it cost $14, however I would have paid much more to not spend as much time.

Honesty, the rep told me when I signed up that the course would be approved for my appraisal CE also. That was the only reason I took this class, so that the credits would be applied to both licenses. But the state did not accept their credit toward the required hours.

The class is designed so that, if you miss more than 2 questions, you repeat the entire time section. It is awful and the course is dry and took much longer to complete due to repeating a couple of sections over. I wouldn't wish this class on anyone.

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I liked that there were many quizzes to make sure you were remembering the material as you went along. The PDF file was very helpful.

That said, after taking each cumulative test, it doesn't tell you what questions you got wrong or what the correct answers were. This made studying very difficult. I wish I could be told what the right answers were so that I would know for when I took the actual real estate license exam.

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It was online, inexpensive, and at my own pace which were all things I needed that AYPO provided. It’s there in the name. Know what kind of student you are because this doesn’t hold your hand or walk you through anything. But if you can learn well just by textbook reading, you may be successful with it.

That said, the content is extraordinarily dry. I tell other people if they’re good at studying textbooks and have a pretty big vocabulary already, it can work for them but otherwise it’s not engaging at all. It’s pretty terrible honestly but it got the job done.

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There is nothing to like about it. Initially I was attracted by the low price but the exams are just made to fail you. Very hostile and unhelpful way to help people to learn and pass the exam. That lady speaker is redundant and her info is basically useless. I lost hours dealing with it. I lost $14 too because i had to sign in to Gold Cost where i did my continuous education exam in 20 min.

Change your intention from failing people to helping people to learn in friendly way

Stay away from this company. There are plenty of other schools that can help you to go though the continuous education using helpful and positive dynamics

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I appreciated the fact that it was truly at my pace and I didn’t feel rushed or pressured to finish at a certain time. There were a couple of typos throughout the course and some things that didn’t make sense or add up.

Read through everything carefully and be sure to understand before moving on to the next chapter

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Just terrible. I bought the TX RE courses from AYPO because of the price, but it ended up costing me more because then content so terrible I went with another vendor anyway and AYPO would not refund. The most boring lessons ever - 90% of this is literally copying and pasting laws from government websites. Careless typos and grammatical errors. Just terrible.

BORING and very porely designed "courses" -- which are basically just copying and pasting laws. Go with another vendor.

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All the information given was accurate and they had a great support team that was available to answer any course related questions. The price was great for the value given, and they are continually improving their videos and content. Especially the practice exams at the end were really great because they suggested areas to revisit in the course to continue studying.

The videos needed to be updated, but when I was halfway through the course they actually completely replaced all the old videos with new ones. Really big improvement!! I think it would be helpful to have an active chat available for the students that could provide immediate help for course related questions. They were pretty good at responding via email, but it was often a day later.

Aypo was a great fit for me. I think that if you are a hands on learning you might struggle because there is a lot of reading, not too many videos. I enjoyed being able to move through it quickly, but that’s my learning style.

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Great exams, quizzes, and breaking the whole lessons into chunks was great. it helped me to manage my learning and test and learn everything. Very well organized great course full of quizzes that helped me get ready for the licensing exam. Was surprised at how easy it was.

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I got hooked by the initial price, but it was a bait and switch. They end up charging you an extra $15 to get the results out the next day. The courses are SO BORING. They don't put any real effort into making the engaging at all. The vast majority is reading the material you could get verbatim from the governing website. They have brief videos at the end of each section that serves as a small break with someone standing there (without even a background) ending the section and telling you what is next for 15 seconds. Just awful. Go somewhere else where they actually try to produce something interesting, isn't so painfully dull, and more honest about the cost.

Invest some money into delivering your content in a way that isn't like reading a book. While the material can be dull to begin with, these guys do nothing to make it more interesting and fun as you learn it.

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The course is confusing and doesn’t flow. It’s unclear when to move forward and what boxes to open next. It became extremely frustrating to be told to go back to the previous page and complete.

I made 83, 85 and 100 on the three quizzes after each section, so I obviously understood the content, but the final was confusing and I had to repeat it. I actually thought I was done after the 3 quizzes following each of the sections, but didn’t get a confirmation. I did a Chat and learned there was a final.

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Please do not use this school they are like 3 dollars cheaper but it will cost you. They don't even report your courses right away like the others. They take over 5 days, wow. If you want it earlier you have to pay 20 dollars. I will never use them again they are horrible. Everything is a headache from the beginning. Use another school. Do not use this one, you will regret it!

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Positives:
- It's inexpensive, compared to the alternatives
- It's online, which is convenient
- It's self-paced, so there's no pressure to complete any unit within a specific amount of time after starting it

To improve upon the course, the developers/administrators could:
- Use spell check before publishing. It's distracting and confusing in some cases, to have typos in course content AND on the practice tests
- Update the course material in a timely manner after legislative or form changes - the course did not have the September 2021 form updates incorporated when I went through (after September 2021), which made me wonder if the course exam would be testing me based on outdated information
- Eliminate some extraneous material and topics, and include ones relevant to the current licensing exam. After completion, I took the practice tests from other providers, and came across terms and concepts that weren't even covered in the AYPO courses (!)

In hindsight, I would have paid more for a different course that had better online reviews. The cost savings aren't worth the fear and dread I feel after completing the six real estate courses, and not feeling anywhere prepared for the licensing examination.

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For the most part I could go at my own pace and schedule. I liked that I could study in my available time instead of having to take off work or go to a classroom. If I had to pause in the middle of a section, it would not pick up where I left off. I had to restart the section. Needs to be updated as well. Very affordable and easy to include in your schedule.

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While using AYPO I liked the opportunity to take quizzes more than once that helped me memorize content . At your pace is convenient

However, Proctor availability for testing was limited. It would help to be able to take the exams while fresh in memory

Take the time to study and absorb each section

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I like the fact that before the pandemic they operated as a legitimate business. Don't **** with my time.

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Awful!! They have multiple errors in their questions, either content, spelling, or grammar. You flag the questions in their quizzes or alert them and that eats into your 15 minutes. It is super frustrating and their questions do not always match up with the content so even when they allow open book good luck.

Check your content versus your quizzes. When a question states "What are not advantages to a trust fund account?" and then all the answers are about advantages it is hard to know what you are looking for and removes and confidence a user has in the program.

I just feel super frustrated to the point that I am about to stop your program and buy another one which is super disappointing.

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What a complete nightmare. Repetitive information, incorrect information, grammatical errors, trick questions,. The worst course I have ever taken in 30 years. It will take you months to complete it. BORING.

What are some things to improve upon? Everything. What do you want me to say the whole course is just awful? Go find another course online or take one in a classroom which will go much quicker and with less frustration.

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No agent will pass their quiz, so you will go on staying in their website for months. They should make their course plan in such a way that agents pass their quiz and move on. Agents are busy individuals and course should be easy to under stand and tests thereafter.

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What do you like about AYPO (At Your Pace Online)?
Cheapest prices for real estate sales person. Fast breeze through classes. Easy online access and payments.

What are some things to improve upon?
Slow or no customer service.
Boring coursework.
Does not support all computers.
Proctors are rude and use foul language.
Proctors fail you if any little thing goes wrong on their end.
Mind-boggling questions that give you incorrect answers and too close of scenarios.
Does not cover all that's on proctored exams so you're like "Huh?".


Anything else you'd like to share with other agents?
DO NOT use this school!

About AYPO (At Your Pace Online)

About AYPO Real Estate

At Your Pace Online was founded in 2010, and has its headquarters in Gold Hill, Oregon. Mike Melvin, a former contractor, established the school to offer online courses to contractors using an improved framework.  After his initial success, AYPO expanded to other Industries. They now provide pre-license and continuing education courses to various professionals, including electricians, contractors, plumbers, gasfitters, HVAC technicians, insurance agents, water techs, HR compliance professionals, and auto dealers. 

AYPO Real Estate is the branch of the school that provides state-approved real estate courses. One of the school’s best sellers is the 180-hour Texas real estate sales agent package. The course is mobile-friendly, and the learning is 100% online. 

The school is committed to making it easier for real estate agents to renew their licenses, and they offer complete renewal packages.

At Your Pace Online offers regular scholarship opportunities, for instance, the ongoing “AYPO Real Estate: When I Grow Up” competition. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay or video talking about what they wanted to be when they grew up and where they are at the present moment.

Quick facts about AYPO Real Estate

  • It’s an At Your Pace Online LLC. 
  • Compared to various online schools in Texas, AYPO real estate School has a comparatively lower pre-license education cost. They have maintained a relatively high overall pass rate of 79.83% from 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2020 in Texas. 
  • AYPO has a referral program where you can sign up and receive a unique link that you can share with your friends and receive up to 30% of the revenue the school earns after your referral makes a purchase.
  • Sheri Wytcherley is the subject matter expert for real estate courses at AYPO. She’s a licensed instructor in over 35 States. 

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AYPO Real Estate Education Courses 

Here are some of the real estate courses that you can take at AYPO: 

1. Real estate pre-licensing

AYPO offers pre-license courses in several states. In Texas, you may enroll in the 180-hour sales agent package. It includes all the topics needed to prepare for the state exam, such as principles of real estate I and II, law of agency, law of contract, real estate finance, and promulgated contract forms. 

If you’re in Alabama, AYPO Real estate offers the 60-hour sales agent pre-licensing course. It covers topics such as agency relationships, types and rights of ownership, and real estate calculations.  

In Oregon, unlike other states, the broker license is the entry-level license. You need to complete a 150-hours pre-licensing course covering topics such as property management, agency, law, contracts, and finance. Students will access Oregon real estate videos prepared by Sheri, the school’s lead instructor.  

If you’re looking forward to sitting for the Florida pre-licensing exam,  AYPO provides a 63-hour sales associate licensing course. For Michigan, you can enroll in the 40-hour Michigan salesperson licensing program.

Each course has a regular and deluxe version. In the basic version, you get access to state exam preps and practice questions. The deluxe package includes additional study tools such as the test simulator and a comprehensive PDF of the online content. 

2. Broker pre-licensing

You may upgrade your salesperson license to broker status by enrolling in AYPO Real Estate’s broker pre-licensing courses. For instance, in Oregon, students can apply for the 40-hr Oregon Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision pre-license course that prepares them for the principal broker exam. You can also become a Michigan broker by enrolling in the 90-hour broker pre-license course. 

3. Continuing education 

AYPO Real Estate’s best selling continuing education course is the Michigan 6-hour 2020 law and elective. Agents will cover the required legal updates and earn 6-credit hours needed when renewing their licenses. There are more CE courses for other states such as Kentucky, Delaware, Alaska, Texas,  Michigan, California, Nevada, etc.  (Check website for full list). 

4. Reactivation courses

AYPO provides several reactivation courses for agents whose licenses may have expired after a period of inactivity. For instance, agents can enroll in the 28-hour reactivation course for the Florida real estate license. You can renew your license using this avenue as long as two years have not passed since your license expired. In case it has been more than two years, you need to sit for the Florida pre-license exam. 

5. Mortgage loan originator

AYPO specializes in offering NMLS CE approved mortgage loan originator courses across the country. One of their top-selling course in this category is the 8-hour SAFE Comprehensive 2020 MLO CE Texas course.  

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What is the learning style at AYPO Real Estate? 

AYPO is an online school, and they don’t have any in-person classes that students can attend. While this allows learners to study at their own pace, other real estate schools have strived to provide different delivery modes such as live online classes that have a high level of interactivity. 

You’ll mostly cover the content via text-based chapters and animated slides. AYPO Real Estate includes interactive quizzes to help students review and retain the information. There are summary videos in some of the courses and timed practice exams that mimic actual state tests. 

Why Choose Aypo Real Estate?

  1. Mobile-friendly courses: You may access the course on your mobile device and on the go. 
  2.  Certificate of completion:  The school offers a certificate to print at the end of each course and after passing the school’s final exam. 
  3.  Adequate exam preparation: You don’t have to purchase a separate exam preparation course as each course comes with review questions and state exam practice tests. 
  4. Positive reviews: Most reviewers have highlighted that the school has amazing coaches, good exam preparation resources, and well-structured courses.
  5. Affordability: Opting for an online course instead of an in-person class means paying less in fees. Compared to other large real estate schools, AYPO courses are competitively priced. 
  6. Fair refund policy: If you’re not 100% satisfied, you can get your money back as long as you have not completed the course. 

AYPO (At Your Pace Online) FAQs

AYPO does not offer any live classes or online instructor-led online classes.

The school offers state-approved courses. They list their license numbers that you can use to verify their approval status on the corresponding state website.

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About the Author

Chris Heller brings 27 years of experience in real estate. Chris serves on the AgentAdvice Editorial Board and is the Chief Real Estate Officer at OJO Labs. Chris brings deep expertise having held influential industry positions including CEO of mellohome and former CEO of Keller Williams Realty International.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022