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The online classes allowed me to continue my daytime job and then gave me the freedom of utilizing the study material and class work when I was available. More examples of sales contracts and different practice problems would be nice to add. It's the teacher side of me that would suggest not to read material that a student has access to. Example reading a presentation word for word. This is a nice education program that allows the freedom to work and learn. The office staff is easy to communicate with if one has questions.

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I love the staff and teachers at champions, never called over and they didn’t help me get the information that I need or going the extra mile to make sure I got into the class to make sure my license always stayed current

The first time I went, there was a teacher from the New York area or at least northeast that I loved. He always would tell you my job is to help you pass the test it’s your brokers job to show you how to sell real estate

The one thing I would like to say to all the other agents that are out there is don’t wait no matter how much you want to we all seem to think that oh I don’t have to worry about those requirements until and then everybody goes in for the mad rush so take care of your qualifications on a yearly basis and there are too many classes that are out there that are being sponsored by a lot of the title companies but OK wait because everybody always think I got more time most of the time when you look at what champions is doing it’s usually having to clean up the mess that we basically started because we didn’t take care of the things that we needed to when we needed it earlier in the year

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Classes were good and thorough. I learned lots but not enough to pass the test! After several attempts I still felt unprepared! The CE Shop was much more helpful in passing the National and local exams!

The test prep was definitely not as helpful. I didn’t feel prepared for the exam after the prep course! The verbiage and lingo was far too generic and was not matching to the National exam.

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Champions makes it easy to reschedule and change classes as needed per businesses needs. There are a lot of classes available. If you are not available for one class, you can quickly get into another one. Also lots of online options and on location sites!

However, I just took Commercial Real Estate Class today and the teacher probably read about 1/2 the class straight from the book. I'm not used to that, most Champion teachers teach on experience while including book knowledge, which makes learning so much more fun! Today was hard not to fall asleep!

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I loved the ability to fit classes in around my work schedule. I needed to get some additional hours in so I could take the broker's test. The Zoom classes made the material much more engaging than a boring book reading. The instructors are very knowledgeable in the subjects they taught and shared stories of their own personal experiences in real estate, as it related to the material. When I took my broker's test, it was so easy that I was actually worried they gave me the wrong test. Trust me! Take either the Zoom or in person classes.

Take the test prep course. The more comfortable you are with the format of the questions, the easier it is to calm your anxiety and focus on the questions on the test.

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Great school with knowledgeable instructors, convenient delivery of material, and the text and layout of the books makes it easy to follow. I especially enjoy the networking among colleagues and sharing of information. There is a wealth of knowledge to share.

I would like to see more classes that reflect how real estate business models are evolving today. This would include video, automation, etc.

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In many years of continuing education, I have used Champions primarily, finding them organized, professional and current with changing times.

I only ever had one instructor who spoke more about his personal interests than the course content. This is a thing to monitor. And it is a good record for Champions. In person learning offers the best opportunity to learn — from instructors and peers.

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They accommodate people’s schedules and provide many options to get your real estate education. I like that they focus on the important information and help narrow down what is needed to know to pass the exam. Often the classes seem rushed because too many personal situations are allowed to take up enormous amounts of class time. Definitely take either in person or Zoom classes with an instructor!

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I love the classroom setting. The instructor s are wonderful and very knowledgeable. Even better, is hearing the input of other licensed professionals and their experience. Many campus locations to choose from. They make it easy to schedule classes! And with the number of offerings and locations I always find classes that are convenient to my schedule. Great atmosphere, super informative instructors that pull the agents into discussions with them. Their real life examples are so helpful. It is an atmosphere that makes you comfortable to ask the questions that you need answered.

Champions needs more information on Property management though - lots more of us out there in the last few years. There is a lot to it and not too many instructors that have actually done much property management to know all the questions, procedures and procedures needed.

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Everything that was promised to be done was done. Professional leadership that taught the curriculum they indicated that they would. Student teaching helps become a teacher by putting you in real life situations. It sure would be awesome if there were something like that for people training to become agents.

There’s too much information crammed into so few hours. Taking practice tests helps pass the final test, along with the course tests, but doing it that way certainly doesn’t prepare you for the real world of real estate

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Program offers online, or in class to fit with your schedule. The textbooks are understandable and direct. Perhaps, the ability to mail out textbooks rather than come to the place to pickup would be an improvement. But overall, the instructors are experienced and make leading the material relatable.

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The teachers are absolutely amazing and the real world experience that they share with you is invaluable. Learning the principles and laws of real estate is Champions focus. Champions makes sure you are ready to take your State and National exam. They prepare you for life as a Realtor.

I'd like more of the education to be centered around how to set up you Real Estate business after you get your license.

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Classes were great and instructors were very personable. Kept classes entertaining and very educational. I learned so much and felt I could reach out to instructors if needed. Staff working at Plano location are a bunch of great ladies. In my opinion this is the best place. I did my initial classes in person and my sae was all online zoom classes. A breeze. Great options for timing

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First of all all of the instructors are very knowledgeable and willing to help and guide you from start to finish. I felt as if I not only made connections in my business but also friends. Each course was covered throughly and I was confident when I completed them that I new and understood what was needed. I have and will continue to recommend Champions School of Real Estate to anyone looking to become a Realtor.

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Complete package. Professionally managed. Reliable and trustworthy. Great coaches and tutors with industry experience.
Things to improve on: Availability of weekend programs, RMLO....Also consider letting students enroll in at least two exam prep classes at any given time. Champions have a complete program. You follow the steps and will get desired results.

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The learning style is throughout and easy to comprehend. The test prep class was intense but totally worth it. I had a great experience and I recommend the school to others all the time. If you’re thinking about attending Champions, do it. You won’t regret it.

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The best group of instructors who are very experienced Real Estate agents and Broker with real life experience. Not much room for improvement. Very good organized. Keep providing great Live classes.

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I have gone to Champions for all my MCE classes through the years. They are now called CE classes. I have always had the top instructors. I love that they still have in person classes. The instructor allows class discussion but doesn’t let it get into a Therapy or Venting session. That can be the worst part of an in person class. If an instructor has lost control of the message you are wasting your time sitting through the class. Champion’s must train their instructors in delivering the information and not letting the class be hijacked by one or two people. I recommend Champions to new agents and seasoned agents. As a long time student I have enjoyed seeing the outstanding manager, Dorothy, every time my renewal date rolls around. She has a hands on way of making you feel like you are part of the Champions family. I think they have it down to a fine science. Champions is the best!!

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I absolutely felt prepared to take and pass the real estate exam. The course was convenient online on my own time.

I absolutely did not feel prepared to hang out my shingle and work as a realtor after completing the coursework. There needs to be more real-life application experiences. Also not the most innovative, or creative online class I've been in, but it definitely gets you ready to pass the test.

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It works well with my schedule and allows me the opportunity to learn at my own pace. Very flexible for me personally.

However, I’m currently enrolled in online appraisal classes and there’s a lot of material in each section! Since I’m only able to work in a few hours off and on during the week preparing for the test after each section can be challenging. I’d recommend possibly adding at the end of the course a section summarizing all the chapters with quizzes or practice test bank questions as refreshers.

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Best Real Estate ever! I only go to Champions since I became a Realtor, then a Broker. I always take my CE classes at Champions, too! Superb teachers and staff! With the upgrade in the new School location and building easily accessibility plus online, Champions has gone above and beyond to build a fantastic Real Estate School.

I want to thank the staff for all their help over the years. I suffered a horrific attack with serious injuries. The staff was so patient with me as I came in to take my test and rebuild my life. It brings tears to my eyes even typing about how much I appreciate them. I know I’m one of many students and Brokers, but they were tremendous!

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The instructors and great communicators with on point instruction. The course flows thoroughly. Sam Young is one of the best at Champions! Course content and instruction is great, perhaps a bit more interactive and engaging with students, other than that, it’s great!

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The flexibility in classes, and the options in classes was really nice. The responses are quick enough. And they give you exactly what you need to succeed.

I'd like to see more control over classes. Have the instructors not wonder off topic. I love to hear about their personal experiences and understand how it can relate to class. But I would like to have more focused lectures. Champions is probably your best bet when it comes to getting real estate license.

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I love the fact that I can take courses online 24-7. It makes things so much easier with my crazy schedule.

As broad as the target demographic is, I believe they've done an excellent job with the curriculum and test questions. It's quite an undertaking to assemble courses and tests that are effective in educating students, and are in compliance with TREC requirements. I believe that the organization has successfully accomplished this, and they've been both effective and consistent since I first started doing business in 2008.

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I love how they prepare you not only for the tests but the field of real estate as well. The teachers give you real life examples that make it interesting and fun. I also love the SAE courses they offered… they helped propel me into the next phase of my career.

Post Covid I'd like to see them offering more lunch/breakfast sponsors. Or at least allow for people to stay on site and eat lunch there. Also… I think it would be good to thoroughly outline what new agents do in order… Like when to order their fingerprints… When to schedule their test… That has been a thing that I have spoken with a number of people going through that it felt a bit foggy to them.

Champions is by far the BEST school of real estate out there. I had told multiple people about how prepared I felt going into the test because I took two test prep courses… I even encourage people who didn’t take their courses through Champions to take the test prep courses… They said they learned more in those test prep courses and I did the whole rest of their schooling elsewhere.

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I like how easy the program was to work through. Champions had all of the material necessary for me to succeed. I highly recommend Champions to any and all people that want to pass their real estate test.

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School facility is bright and clean and easily accessible. When entering, needing assistance, no one greets you or is available. You need to search for someone to help. Staff though are all friendly.

Commercial course education is a stepchild to residential learning and updating education. Too bad... Harris and Montgomery Counties need more commercial talent, particularly women. I'd like to see them put more of an emphasis on those courses.

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Champions was very convenient, and easy to use. Very thorough in preparing you for your test. The courses were comprehensive and I loved the fact that I could study at home, at my own pace, and test at home when I was ready.

The only issue I had was taking a test on site at Champions. I ended up failing it - it was my first test in the course. The other person in the room was very noisy and I couldn't concentrate. From that point on, I took all the tests online and had no more problems.

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I have referred several students! It’s a great program, teachers are amazing!! Any other classes I need to take I will go through champions .

I can’t really think of anything negative, everything was great. The classes or the virtual classes are the easiest

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I like the in-person type classes Champions offers. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and helpful. The office staff also offers great assistance. I can't think of anything to improve on. I think it is a fine institution and have highly recommended Champions Real Estate School to some potential students.

Tip: After you get some experience under your belt, shop around for brokers that give you a better commission split as they are very competitive.

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Enrollment in courses was easy. All teachers that I have experienced were very professional and knowledgeable. I love that all certificates are handed out at the very end of the class so you do not need to wait for items to be mailed to you.

The only negative thing I can think about during my time with champions was that sometimes classes aren’t available at all campuses when needed. So if more classes can be available and a variety at all campuses that would be very helpful. It’s been a few years since I’ve had to take classes so maybe that has been addressed already. Good luck!! Champions is a great school and I don’t regret getting my license there and I’m sure you will not regret it either.

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Champions School of Real Estate prepared me to take my license exam. The content and curriculum was detailed and helped me achieve my goal of becoming licensed. I completed the online curriculum. It would be good to provide videos of real life transactions to prepare new agents.

Believe in yourself. You can do it!

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The course material is well put together and easy to follow. I am very pleased with Champions School of Real Estate. I don't have anything in mind that needs improvement at this time. I've used Champions School of Real Estate for all my courses for the past 13 years.

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Champions' test prep helped me prepare for the national test. It was great being able to put together what I learned from my courses plus the test prep. It helped me prepare well for the exams. The only thing they would need to improve is the state exam's information because there wasn't enough information. It would really help if they input more info for the Texas portion in the review.

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I liked going there and taking classes. The instructors, the staff, the facility are all great. About to take CE classes with another, due to your policy on masks. I won’t participate in the nonlogical, political posturing, diaper-wearing BS. Gonna miss y’all!

All the agents I had as instructors were very good.

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Nothing. The material was boring, and outdated. I took their SAE classes. The books talked about tax codes and laws that had been changed a decade ago.

Out-dated material. Poorly written books. The teacher told me that I was using the latest version of a textbook, but it wasn't. Champions just hadn't updated their class yet.

The material was very outdated and poorly written. It was hard to get through.

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I enjoy the classes when they are live. I have taken classes by book only. But the in-house classes are best. I have not attended classes in the new facility and will probably have to taken correspondence classes again … due to being out of town.On occasion the correspondence class tests did not mesh with the presentation of the material. Admittedly I did have to take some of the quizzes over due to the odd presentation of the questions. In class presentation is the best. You are able to hear and share different perspectives of sellers and buyers. Also you may gather info that will give you a background if something they have experienced may come your way.

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It is convenient and friendly. I feel I get my money worth each time I take a class. The teachers and staff are great.

I'm happy just the way things are, no changes needed...

I get a lot out each class. The instructors really take a deep dive in the subjects and explain in great detail. I really recommend taking the class in person, I get more out of it. The last class I had was online zoom. It was nice and kept me engaged. In class is my preference.

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I liked how comprehensive the material was and how it prepared me for the testing and my career. Being able to chose an elective that fit the area of real estate I was going into helped as well.

To be honest, I didn’t have any negative experiences. I came from another company that didn’t set up their courses well and Champions was a breath of fresh air. I thoroughly enjoyed the courses I took. I was prepped and ready to enter the field!

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I like price, location, course selection. The dates are convenient. The schedules work for me. I prefer to come I. Person, as I enjoy class interaction. A particular instructor from Houston (His last name starts with H) is excellent. He is a wealth of information and is interesting.

I think course selections and times offered are perfect. Great instruction that is enjoyable. Cannot do better than Champions.

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Champions exam prep was all straight to the point and had broken down topics on everything you needed to know. If it weren't for Champions test prep, I wouldn't have been so confident about the state exams. It was great!

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I have taken many classes at Champions for years. I prefer in-class and not zoom or web based. The location is great for me, classrooms are nice, clean and open. The instructors usually keep it interesting and involve the agents.

I do not see much to improve except add other classes to take through the year, and add some instructors that keep it interesting. I will continue to Refer other agents to keep Champions School available for CE courses.

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It was evident that they had experienced teachers who knew what they were talking about. The prep class helped with the exam.

I did have a friend that went through the program and was able to fast forward through videos without gaining the information and was able to “take” the class. For the online class, I'd like to see them preventing people from flying through as many of us were working very hard. I would also like to see more spots for the exam prep class (or have more time options).

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You get the class(es) you need every time! Convenient location if you plan to go in person. Ample parking. Great instructors! You will not be disappointed. The classes are interesting, involve yourself, and the time flies!

This is the place to go for classes to get your license, and for continuing education to renew your license or for mire classes to get your broker's license. Go for it! The support is here!

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It’s online. Easy to submit things to TREC. It gets the job done but the monotone teachers and user friendliness is poor too. I’d like for it to auto play to the next video when you’re in a module.

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The training was thorough and interactive which really helped me to retain a majority of the information.

However, I wasn't a big fan of the recruiting upon completion of the course but perhaps that is because I already had my sponsoring brokerage chosen.

A bit on the expensive side as well, but a great resource if you can afford it.

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There is a lot of information to know about real estate. Champions really organizes the material and focuses on the most important parts of what you need to know.

I really like in person learning as opposed to online. I’m ready to see more of that offered. They offer lots of choices with up to date information to keep you in the know and help you become successful. It’s a one stop shop for your education requirements and needs.

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Great Teachers. Experienced Agents teach these classes and they are full of wisdom and expertise in their field. This keeps it real and interesting!
The Staff is Always very Helpful and keeps a relaxed atmosphere.
Beautiful facility and immaculately clean.
Staff always listens to your concerns.

Miss the pastries in the morning 🥮 Need Decaf Coffee.

I have been going to Champions School of Real Estate for many years and I always look forward to my CE classes. Also there are always new and interesting courses to take.

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I think that it was easy to understand and it was straight to the point. I definitely recommend it to anybody who needs an overview or needs details about the state or national exam.

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They’ve always been consistent since the first year. That’s when I started with Champions was the first year they were open. I don’t know if any improvements to be made. I have taken online courses for years now, and I always recommend them to all my agents. New and old.

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I appreciated the self paced classes. I could take them after work and on the weekends. I liked having the books for reference as I went through the class. It would not have worked for me with online materials. Overall I was pleased with Champions and will take more courses through them.

That being said, I paid a premium for the classes and didn’t like that I had to pay extra for the course material (books). My advice: Change up teachers and have real life case studies of what to do and not do from active agents. I only heard from people twice my age. I appreciate their experience but would like sprinkled in young (30s and 40s) agents with excitement and relevance.

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I liked Champions because I’m busy. I could pause and come back. The chapters were very helpful and actually picked up on some new information and new change’s in Real Estate Law. I will definitely use them again!

It was very good teaching and easy to understand. Take a test and move on! The chapters were very helpful and made the test pretty easy. Just had to pay attention. Recommend.

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The styles of the teachers were all very different . That was not a hindrance as it kept the classes interesting and fresh. All the teachers knew their topics extremely well. It was very helpful the teacher had a class proctor to compile notes and and answer questions. I was pleasantly surprised that a zoom class of 150-200 people was controlled and on-schedule.

The teachers were extremely tenured real estate agents/ brokers. Many had a bit dated experience which didn’t focus on up to date marketing ideas. That being said I learned everything needed to pass both tests the first time around! Which was the main objective.

The book were very helpful for future reference.

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I like the variety of classes that they available. The building and classroom layout is a great facility in-house training. They have a great administrative staff of people and well trained and experienced instructors. They have and make available great on-line classes.

It would be more more convenient for working class people to get their real estate license if they made available some evening and Sunday classes.

Tip: You become a top notch professional agent you much learn to specialize in a specific area and decide if you want to be know as a Buyer’s Specialist or Seller’s/Listing Specialist. You must decide your Area Of Responsibility (A.O.R.) In other words you must “Pick It And Live It.”

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The office/school staff are very professional and helpful. All instructors, in my experience, are industry experts with multiple years of experience. I've really enjoyed taking all my CE courses at Champion RE School because they make it so easy.

But, I would really like to see a new class specifically showing how a sales transaction is put together. I would love to see a real-life transaction scenario for instruction with all needed documents example that includes use of "Back Agent" or Docu-sign. Also, a deep dive class for either Back Agent or Docu-sign software. That's was the trickiest part of starting out for me.

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I took my classes online due to COVID and I found it quite convenient. It was a little frustrating having to download the book and print it off but overall the school was quite accommodating. The classes were taught by professionals in the field where personal experiences were brought into the teachings which helped me understand the content. The time of the classes was convenient and the breaks and lunch were timely and organized. Testing was easy and troubleshooting was not an issue...technical difficulties were dealt with immediately. I was prepared to take my State and National Exam and passed on the first attempt. My overall experience was excellent.

Champions prepared me for my career in Real Estate and I would recommend the school to anyone wanting to pursue a career in real estate.

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I think the Champions instructors should be more strict with the dress code and etiquette among students. As I understand we are grown adults, and I don’t agree how lightly this has been taken in the school.

Carrying that same theme, the instructors should me more strict and not give away the answer to quizzes. I think they make the class feel like it is not as important to learn but just to pass the test. I was disappointed to see that no one takes this seriously. That being said, the books are a great tool and I hope that people can learn something from those because the instructors aren't strict enough.

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Champions is a professional organization that provides quality instruction in a safe and comfortable setting. The instructors are working professionals, and aren't without their faults. At times they struggle with the technology. During the pandemic, it has been harder to keep up with coursework because the technology can be glitchy, but overall I've enjoyed the course.

I highly recommend Champions.

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I loved it. I thought it gave the best outline of how the exams were going to be structured, and it couldn't have been more close. It covered all the points I needed to know, and it's the reason why I passed.

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I really enjoyed going to the champions school of real estate it helped me a lot especially doing everything online after having a hard long and exhausting day. I could work at my own pace stop and start again and pick up where I left off. I like the fact that I could study by myself concentrate and focus at the same time without being in a crowded classroom.

I have no complaints or suggestion on improving the online courses. I find it satisfying to me. It need no changes I highly recommend champions school of real estate online courses for busy agents always on the run. No improvements are needed at this time Just Wright!


I highly recommend Champions school of real estate I attended every two years for the last past six years, and I am very satisfied every time.

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Options for attending classes and training was what drew me to Champion School of Real Estate. My time was very limited so flexibility was a must for me!

I think the class and school was structured very well. I can't think of anything I would change. However, some material may require more in-depth training for the students to fully understand so I would say cover those topics a little more.

This is a great program and I would definitely recommend it. It prepares you not just take the exam but to pass it!

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I got my RE licensed from Champions 11 years ago and since then I have gotten all my designations from them, even my recent Broker's License. They offer a vast selection of core courses and different education plans for all kinds of needs. I have recommended Champions to everyone that asks for my advice because I’m very happy with my choice using champions for my Real Estate Education.

For other Real Estate agents, my advice is to always take the test preparation class. You won’t fail your exams if you do.

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I like the class options of in-person, virtual or online. I did the license classes virtual and the instructors were very good.

I didn’t like when I did the virtual classes that we had to sit through the guest speaker. I felt that was forced upon us. I think it should be at the beginning or end of the class and optional.

I feel Champions really helped me prepare for the RE exam and that I was successful because of the good preparation. I did have to study but the instructors are really there for you and support you. Andy was the best at the prep class.

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Instructor-led training and a variety of courses. The location for me in Plano is good. Qualified instructors. Better than doing any online run-of-the-mill classes.

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Champions is amazing! The staff is always so helpful and classes online make life so easy in our super busy business. I can’t recall any even semi negative experiences. Great school and I always recommend it when others want to join real estate or other parts of the business.

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Champions is a very professional organization. They have great instructors provide the best training available. People who take their basic real estate courses pass the exams usually on their first try. If I could tell new agents anything about Champions, I would say taking continuing education and designation classes at Champions is great. They have many options including online and in person classes that should fit anyone's needs.

Not a huge complaint, but sometimes the more experienced instructors have examples that are three decades old and those can be hard to follow.

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I have been a Champions student for many years. Their instructors are, without exception, very knowledgeable and professional.The class rooms and facilities are comfortable and well maintained. They offer an extensive array of courses born online and classroom. The staff are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Campions School of Real Estate.

I don’t have anything negative to say. The overall experience is great.

I highly recommend Chapions School of Real Estate.

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Friendly and helpful staff, accommodating course offerings in person, online or virtual, and excellent knowledgeable instructors

A bit pricey. The Galleria location isn’t real easy to navigate on your first trip.

Best deal around. Worth the drive to attend in person

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I have been able to purchase individual courses and packages. This affords me the flexibility to structure my licensing and CE classes in ways that meet my needs and study topics that interest me. As a licensee in Texas, without a college degree, I was required to accumulate 900 hours of real estate related education in order to qualify for my Broker license. Champions School, to a great degree, helped me to acquire those hours of education. I appreciate the different methods of delivery as well. The online delivery has been my method of choice, but I wouldn't hesitate to attend live classroom courses if they were offered closer to my location in W Texas.

Videos along with the written course books would add a great deal of interest for me. More variety of course topics is needed.

Champions School of Real Estate makes it easy to not only meet your SAE and CE requirements, but the convenience motivates me to take courses that interest me whether I need them for the minimum CE requirements or not.

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There are very educated instructors that understand TREC and the necessary requirements to pass the state test. The structured classes helped me stay organized and prioritize information to pass the tests. Also the test prep class played a big part in me passing my tests on the first try.

Not sure what I would do to improve because it was well organized and the staff was very helpful in times of doubt.

I suggest using Champions because there is so much information to learn it is nearly impossible to retain it all. Champions help prioritize what is most important to pass your tests.

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I have been taking classes at Champions for years, and they have always been consistently professional and informative. The industry information delivered is invaluable and exam related. Champions does most everything well as far as I'm concerned. All information delivered is exam related, and the courses helped me pass the exam on the first try.

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Loved the facility, opportunity to hear from real estate professionals and the teachers! It was a great experience getting to know fellow classmates and Lear from those who already were licensed. One thing you could improve: making it clear on the website what order to take classes in or that taking the in order doesn't matter. Do not hesitate to go to school here!

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The instructor & instructions were all good. I took the six required courses & learned a lot about real estate. Some instructors were better than others because they shared relatable stories to the material; that helped me reference back to the stories for better understanding & it sticks to me longer …

Seemed all was good except for the mask wearing & hearing clearly from the instructor…
Keep the instructions material fun & interactive to retain attention of class.

Study the materials BEFORE class so that you’re prepared for class.
The time flies by quickly & to retain information for the test you need to be prepared before class time.
Don’t be afraid to take state & national tests shortly after completion of classes.

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It has online and in person options, but always covers what I need for renewing my license. There are a lot of options for class days and times as well.

The website is not super user friendly and they don't always offer many class options for certain required hours.

Out of all the online classes, I prefer champions by far.

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Teachers are awesome and free food from RE companies is great! They have many locations in Houston and surrounding areas. Zoom classes are good. Liked it all. Teachers told good stories. Maybe explaining the Math a little better. School is nothing like Real Life in Real Estate. The questions in the workbook are exactly the questions on the test.

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Champions is very professional and I truly believe that the instructors, the staff, and the owners truly want all their students to be successful in their new careers. I also appreciate that they create relationships with local brokers, and other real estate related vendors. The classes are very well organized and the prep class will definitely help you pass your exam first time around.

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I liked the ability to take classes in house or online. The in house classes were my favorite. Great support from the teachers. Also, I loved seeing the vendors coming in and supporting us with lunch and an opportunity to visit with them. The staff is very supportive, kind and available. I also like that Champion offered classes at various times that could meet your schedule.

Instead of taking the exam on the second day, it is taken on the 3rd day after a short review that morning.

Champions is a great school to attend for licensing and continuing education. The materials provided are the best for exam prep. Also, it's great that an exam prep class is offered to improve your chances of passing the exam.

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I enjoy the teaching style and availability of the classes. The option to take courses on the weekends is also great for my schedule.

I would love to see a class regarding title. I feel this would help me understand the closing process even better for mg clients. Additionally, I would like to see more designation and CE classes in person as well as staging classes.

Champions prepared me well for the exam and I am so grateful I chose this as my destination for my real estate education.

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I like the knowledge of all teachers, great school, great services online or by phone.

Great courses, great teachers, great people working in Plano' office

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We had amazing energized and seasoned instructors. They really enjoyed teaching and helping us learn through real world examples and personal experiences. The times fit my schedule well.

Need even more times for classes that may fit early or late schedules. 6a for example.

I loved learning the rules and regulations through a good seasoned agent with real world experiences. That was invaluable. When it came time for the test I was really well prepared and passed on the first time.

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The Instructors we're knowledgeable and friendly. Signing up for the classes was simple. I appreciate the next step directives in obtaining a real estate license. The staff on-site were friendly and extremely helpful. I was most appreciative of the online classes.

I signed up for some continuing education classes, I would like to be contacted electronically with what classes are offered and how many paid hours I have. I did call, but I am still not sure. THANK YOU!😄

You will have the opportunity to learn and attain what is needed to be successful.

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I love the facility and loved the instructor. I like the location because it is about 2 miles from my home which makes it so convenient.

Wished more property management classes were available for license renewal

The relaxed atmosphere and nice staff make it a great place to take classes

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I like that the material is straight to the point. No added information just to fill up books. The instructors are full of knowledge and very helpful.

Classes are a bit too long; information overload. Add a few more breaks

This is the school to help pass the exam.

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I loved the fact that the instructors knew real estate first hand and enjoyed sharing their knowledge and experiences.

They could improve contracts. New real estate agents have nothing to go on when it comes to filling out the contracts and why. You do well teaching the basics for the tests but real life is a major issue. A class with hands on contracts with sceneries that would make the pupils think how and why they choose what contract and how to fill it out would be wonderful.

Don’t give up….you can do it!!!

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There is so much to read and learn, it becomes overwhelming!! Champions gets to the point and let’s you know what’s the most important things to study out of the books so you’re very well prepared for test taking ....I actually tried to learn online prior to coming to champions school with another program… And it wasn’t so easy for me to learn but once I went to the classes at champions ,things made a lot more sense to me.

The teachers are very educated and experienced in real estate... and make the whole process so much easier.

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Great instructors and class selection always met my needs. Times offered were always convenient for my schedule

Nothing to improve that I can think of. Always had a great experience

Best option for real estate classes available

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The Instructors are extremely knowledgeable on the subjects they teach! The instructors are very responsive to all needs and emails!!

They could offer more in class options. The school is exceptional and I would recommend it to all!!

Champions is a stellar school and option for your Real Estate education!

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The instructors were knowledgeable, patient and took the time to ensure that the class understood the material. I finished every course feeling excited at having completed another step toward my license! Champions made achieving my goal of becoming a licensed agent a reality through their informative and streamlined classes.

Some instructors were more enjoyable to sit in class with, where some made the day feel more drawn out. Personal stories regarding pertinent information to the class make it much more enjoyable and easier to understand.

Champions classes were informative, streamlined and made it so easy to pass all of the course tests in addition to the final exams!

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Learning experience, educated teachers, environment, timing, available options for busy students. Great school.

Nothing really. They do an excellent job setting up this place for anyone who wants to be a real estate person.

If you want to be in this field, champions school is your best bet.

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The school is amazing. Champion School of Real Estate has some of the best instructors. I was able to pass my real estate exam on the first attempt because I followed their recommendations.

The school is great! They offer classes at many locations.

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It's well organized. Very knowledgeable teachers! They are helping you a lot. This school wants you to succeed.

This is the best school for sure! In less than 28 days I passed my classes and got my license!

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Not only is Champions in a convenient location, they feature knowledgeable instructors and use current and up to date materials.

Scheduling options would be one area to improve. I did find it a bit of a hassle to get my last class finished as it had limited availability that didn’t mesh well with my other commitments. I did get it completely done and would still highly recommend Champions.

I passed my exam on the first try and that was largely due to my courses at champions. I do not believe the test would’ve been as easy and I would’ve not been as prepared as I was had I not gone through the courses.

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Excellent instructor. Questions were answered quickly and they made sure you understood the how’s or why’s to the answers

They could offer more Live/virtual training. Next to being in classroom I felt that was the next best way to learn. For me going through a self paced read a text book didn’t help as much as having someone there to help

Ask questions and do research. Find a place to take classes .There are others out there but they didn’t compare to Champions. For the money, time, and TOP NOTCH instructors (folks who have been in the real estate business) there is no comparison.

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Champions had great instructors! They made the material easy to understand and engaging. The Test Prep was the best way to get ready for the State and National exams. I felt prepared for each exam and confident in the foundation I built to enter the real estate industry.

Just keep engaging teachers! This is the key to making sure that people stay engaged. Also kick off people that are sleeping or not showing themselves.

Champions is the best place to take your courses if you want to pass your test the first time! They are organized, engaging and know how to teach the material. Worth every penny!

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Convenient to my home and easy to get to. Instructors seem competent in what they do. Easy to pass.

The amount of material that is covered is too much for 2 days. It seems like the class is meant to only pass a test.

It would be cool if there was an insurance class that talked about home insurance and flood insurance.

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Great Instructors and great material. I’ve attended all my real estate courses from before getting licensed to CE and renewal. I still use the text books for professional reference.

Cost of courses is a bit overpriced I feel. I’ve done some comparison with other schools.

Highly recommended if you are not short on cash. The value against price is worth it.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the instructors and feel they are there to help you succeed. They are so knowledgeable and make the classes interesting. Whether you take the classes in person or online you get the same great training.

When you call to inquire about the classes the person on the phone is so helpful but it seems like once your money is received they are less than helpful and can be rude when they check you In for class.

Also it would me nice to not have so many of us in each classroom.

Lastly the bathrooms are disgusting!

I would highly recommend Champions for anyone wishing to get a real estate license.

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I loved how easy it was to get my classes done virtually. And I especially loved how well prepared I was to take the state and national exams because of Champions. Any time I hear of someone wanting to get their real estate license, I highly recommend Champions School of Real Estate. I was highly pleased with my experience with Champions. At the moment I cannot think of things that need improvement. It is a lot in the beginning but it gets easier.

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What I liked best about it was the instructors were very thorough, they would make sure you understood what they were trying to explain.

Pricing probably, that is all I could think about not sure that there is any improvement needed

Be a sponge absorb all that you can while you are there. They have lots of knowledge

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The instructors are amazing. The school has set everything up for anyone to be successful as long as they listen.

I can't think of anything that I would change. I passed both exams on the 1st try.

Don't waste your time going anywhere else.

About Champions School of Real Estate

texas-890550_1280Champions 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.

Champions was started by Rita Santamaria in 1983, which makes it one of the longest-running real estate schools in Texas.

Champions 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. 

clipboard-2899586_1280Exam 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 

Champions School of Real Estate 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.

Champions School of Real Estate 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

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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: 3/23/2022