Champions School of Real Estate

Champions School of Real Estate

Pricing

Champions School of Real Estate offers a variety of courses, delivery methods, and pricing. Check below for more information.

Course NameCost
Pre-Licensing Course (for those looking to get their license)$980 (click below for current pricing)
Continuing Education$99-118 (click below for current pricing)
Exam Course$120 (click below for current pricing)

Reviews:

AgentAdvice verified reviews: Businesses can’t pay to alter or remove their reviews.

  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • half star
4.77/5

based on 30 reviews

  • 23 Great
  • 7 Good
  • 0 Ok
  • 0 Bad
  • 0 Terrible
Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I did my class at Allied, but went to Champions for test prep. The test prep was really good, and it helped me a lot.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I thought it was really good. Champions has quality information for the exams. They usually get their test prep questions from previous years, which really does give a great idea as to what will be on the exams. I definitely recommend it, it's great quality.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I attended an over the weekend study with Champions. It was highly recommended to me because they have previous test to help you study. I'd highly recommend as well, it really did help.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Really enjoyed Champions. I didn't end up finishing because I got super busy, but I do plan to go back and do the testing. I'm also full time employed so I need to go back and do the night classes for test prep. My cousin does real estate and kind of got me going that way. I primarily wanted to get my license for my fiancé and I to do our own investing. I had a great experience, and really loved about it was in-person class.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Unfortunately, because of what's happening, I haven't been able to complete it. It can be hit or miss depending on the instructor, but overall, I was happy with it. I'm more of a person that has to be in-class. I had to do one section online and I didn't like it at all. I don't consider it bad overall, but I’d rather do in class than online.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

For me this is an excellent way to study.

I could not do this without Champion's! I am a single mother and I need to take care of my children, and I also work. In my spare time I can find the time to jump on my computer and study. The courses prepared me well for the test. Some people have a hard time finding the time, but if I can do it, anyone can. Plan to finish in about 3 months.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Friendly

I like the fact that everything was very hands on. They had plenty of extra courses available - days and evening classes as well as weekends. Friendly staff. Teachers are focused on individual student learning

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Professional

The teachers were extremely professional and helpful. They were able to answer all of my questions and they provided industry information I wouldn't have gotten from a text book. My only real problem was timing - it was hard to find time to study for the state exam.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

fast paced

I like the fast pace of the courses, and that you can finish in three weeks. The courses provide a detailed explanation of real estate definitions and concepts in such a short time. It would be helpful if there were more guidance toward the end of the course in who to go work with. Be like a sponge and absorb everything. Take prep courses as many times as necessary to prepare you for the state exam.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Champions taught me is about all the basics and the fundamentals of real estate. All the details about the agency, buyer, and seller. They go into details and give real life scenarios. I just that wish there was more brokers, people or other companies that could come and talk about their firm, how they would like to recruit people, and what they're looking for so we can prepare ourselves that way.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

It was great. I enjoyed it, I just can't take my test. I finished school but because of the quarantine, I wasn't able to schedule the test. As soon as it's all over, all I have to do is take it. The school was good and the teachers were good. I'm a builder, so I went to Champions in order to find lots and to be able to close my own real estate deals. The only thing that I don't like about it is they tell everybody how much money they can make and that's not gonna happen. It takes six months at least to break into the real estate business. Not only does Champions cost a thousand dollars, but you also have to get your license and everything else, and that's another thousand. Then it costs you $150-250 a month for a mentor. So a lot of people do not realize they you're not gonna make a hundred thousand dollars in the first six months.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Make sure to prepare before going in

It was pretty easy. It all went fast though. I completed the school, I just need to take the national and state exam. I haven't submitted my documents yet. Just need to study a little bit more and then I'll submit it whenever I'm confident with everything. With the coronavirus and everything I can't go to take it. I would try to get some background information about real estate before you go into the class so that way you're not completely lost and you have some idea of what is going on. I was so lost at the beginning with all these new terms and lingo and stuff.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I think they're doing great. I'm taking the online classes and the staff is very professional. Things I enjoyed were the teachers, the courses, and the structure. They are very open to all questions. I took the prep class online which was very convenient. I'm very happy with it, and think it's one of the best schools.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I'm taking classes right now, and currently finishing my prep class. They're providing good education and I understand what they're teaching. When I don't understand, I just ask them and they answer. I think they are the best right now.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Was worth the investment

Worth the investment. They provided enough information to make me feel prepared and get my license. I was able to use their website or go to the actual campus, which I loved. I disliked the long days, but in the end it was well worth the sacrifice. Champions' online courses are as good as the actual school campus.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

There's a lot of help here - there is always someone available. It's a good experience. I actually took one that was in person in Oklahoma several years ago where I actually went to class, but now they have a lot of different online options. Champions School of Real Estate has been around a long time so you know they aren't going anywhere.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Enjoyed the overall experience at Champions. The teachers were very professional. The lessons were easy to understand along the way. The way the lessons were taught made it easy to comprehend.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

On-Campus

The teachers were excellent, and provided much valuable information and insight into the industry. I considered this worth the major time investment. Great guest speakers came to give us a heads up on the industry, and new ways to do things. I found my experience very rewarding. No major complaints from me. I do recommend the school campus option rather than taking online classes - you just acquire more knowledge hands on and face to face.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Champion

The teachers were great and the information taught felt like it was was always up to date. I liked like the fact that classes fit with my work schedule. Like the name implies, they are the best. It's all up to you how much time and effort you put in your studies. I did both online and on campus.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Convenient

I have a full time job, so this works out great for me. I am able to log on at my own convenience. Good program for people with full time jobs and limited time to study. Try to go to classes if you go with Champions -- you will do yourself a disservice if you go online only. Would have been nice to have more audio visual information.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Lots of interaction

There was a lot of interaction. You get to meet people that are professionals and have been in the business for a long time and know what they are talking about. It gave me the opportunity of convenient and flexible scheduling and managing my time more wisely for work, family and leisure. Once you get your license for real estate you will gain financial freedom, a flexible schedule, and the fulfillment of knowing you're helping families own their own homes. Few careers can offer this. At this point, I have no complaints, and I plan on going forward and finishing school this month.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

To the point.

The courses were all to the point. Learn at your own pace program. The courses were user friendly, and I was able to understand everything.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

If you want to become a real estate agent, you have to go to Champions. There are so many experienced people that are retired who do a wonderful job at teaching.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Good industry knowledge

Champions was very convenient for my schedule. Some of the teachers have 15 years in the industry, so they know what they are talking about. You get a lot of industry knowledge because they bring recruiters who've worked in the industry.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Morning classes were great

At Champions, the classes are taught at a fast pace. It's very thorough, but you are able to grab and retain all the information. I'm glad I went to a physical school, because you learn a lot better than you would online. Enjoyed the morning classes that would start at 10 am.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Professional staff

My team was very professional. Good guidance from my counselor. In fact, everyone I spoke with was very helpful. They give you all the tools you need to succeed. The classes can be long, so have patience. Before taking the test, make sure to study as much as you can, and download all the course test material from the website. Still waiting on the state to issue my license.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

It was perfect. Make sure you choose the materials carefully. Most of the questions from the state test were not all in the book. Also, not everything in the materials of the Champions book is needed for the test. I paid extra money for test prep and I am glad I did. You might wanna go over the old tests to review for the final test.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

Great Campus

Great campus in Houston. Had no problems and worth every penny. If I could change anything, it would be having more guest speakers come to the school. That was my favorite part.

Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

I liked Champions - the number of locations made it convenient for me. If you are struggling, ask as many questions as possible --the teachers are there to help. Took me 2 tries to pass.

Review from: #
Avatar icon
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star
  • full star

They ( Champions - Austin) responded ins...

They ( Champions - Austin) responded instantly to questions during Covid crises! On top of their game!

#
  • star
  • star
  • star
  • star
  • star

Add your review here

About

About Champions:

Champions School of Real Estate is a prominent provider of real estate training in Texas but has recently expanded to also offering CE in Oklahoma and Florida. Learn about their training programs, delivery modes, campus locations, and more. Champions was started by Rita Santamaria in 1983, which makes it one of the longest-running real estate schools in Texas.

Champions, hands down, has trained more real estate agents than any other school in Texas.  Tens of thousands of students have completed their pre-licensing and continuing education courses.  Students are promised “a total education experience.” And the school delivers on this expectation by offering up-to-date information that keeps pace with the changing world of real estate, up to 100 experienced & qualified instructors, and welcoming environment.

Champions School of Real Estate is one of the better choices if you’re aiming to sit for the pre-license exam in Texas. It’s easy to stick with them thanks to their continuing education programs. Experienced sales associates will also find a wide array of courses, from business ethics to Q&A sessions featuring top agents in the industry.

Quick facts about Champions School of Real Estate

  • The school has been in business for 37 years. 
  • Modes of delivery include classroom, blended learning, correspondence & live broadcasts. 
  • Up to 7 physical campus locations in Houston (3), Austin (1), Dallas (1), San Antonio (1), and Forth Worth (1).  
  • It is ranked among the top 25 best places to work in 2016 by the Houston Business Journal.

Courses Offered

Real Estate Pre-licensing Training

Caters to students hoping to become Texas Real Estate agents by sitting for the state exams. Students have to cover up to 180 class hours. 

Exam Prep Course

The Prep Course gives learners the extra edge to pass. They sit for practice mock exams with time limits to replicate the real-test experience and give them a leg-up when it’s time to take the test.

CE Courses

To keep your license, you must take continuing education courses every few years.  Champions School of Real Estate CE trains agents & brokers on new trends & disruptors, career excellence, TREC Legal Updates, commercial real estate, and more.

SAE Renewal Program

Licenses in Texas come up for renewal every two years. The school offers SAE renewal courses that also cover additional topics like inspections.  

Broker Programs

Broker training helps licensed Realtors® to upgrade their licenses to broker-status. There are two main packages, the 10-course package (going for $1350) and the 5-course program (at $725). 

Designations and Certifications 

Champions School of Real Estate designations and certifications cater to Realtors® pursuing specialized credentials. Courses are competitively priced, for instance, both the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) and the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) go for about $200.  

Other courses

Besides real estate training, the school has other related programs, including appraisal School, School of Professional Inspection, and Mortgage Origination Education 

Locations

Austin

13801 Ranch Road 620 N
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78717

Dallas

3721 Mapleshade Lane
Plano, TX 75075

Fort Worth

6324 Waverly Way, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Houston (Galleria)

1001 West Loop South, Suite 205
Houston, TX 77027

Houston (North)

5627 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77069

Houston (West)

Memorial 6 Building
738 Highway 6 South, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77079

San Antonio

10000 San Pedro, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78216

New Braunfels

936 Gruene Rd.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

FAQs

Champions School of Real Estate online courses include the basic licensing course, sales agent apprenticeship, continuing education, and broker courses. 

Their live delivery helps students combine the best benefits of online learning with the perks of in-person classes. Students only require webcams and mics to participate.

Experienced instructors.  Most teachers have at least five years of experience in their teaching specialties.

Delivery modes range from a blended classroom to online correspondence.

They offer career counseling in-person at their campus, via live chat, or by speaking to instructors on the phone. You can also attend free career nights held each month.

Champions is widely regarded as the leader in Texas real estate education. Lots of positive things have been said about Champions, including flexible class hours, good teachers, and helpful staff.  Former students highly recommend the school. 

The biggest drawbacks:

Some people think their courses are expensive relative to other institutions – especially online alternatives.

They don’t provide payment plans that would allow students to manage tuition costs – which some other courses do.

The programs are limited to a few states. Currently, you can only take the pre-licensing course in Texas. And CE courses are available in Oklahoma & Florida.

Your total costs will depend on the tier you choose. For instance, you’ll pay $1600+ for the 11-course program that’s entirely taught in-person at their campuses.

The cheapest option is the 6-course license program and features Blended Classroom as one of the delivery modes. It means that you can complete part of the course work in class and the other at home.

There are 180 mandatory hours students must complete before sitting for state exams. Generally, you might take four months to 6 months, depending on your speed and selected mode of learning. With the self-paced online course option, you may be able to finish in just 3 weeks – but this would require putting in 12 hour days.