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I signed up for the appraisal school in Jan 2020. I was starting to do the school but then COVID hit and I went from working to being a teacher and a stay at home working mom. Times have been tough. Then the market went crazy and homes sales went through the roof. So, we grabbed on to coat tails not sure where things would be in the coming months or year and tried to close all that we could over the summer to bank what we could. In the meantime the school had to go on the back burner. Now we are having to possibly school our kids again and so I called to ask for an extension. They want to charge me $50 for a 30 day extension. I had asked for 6 more months to complete this. Why on earth could they not allow me more time considering all that has changed in our worlds. I asked for some grace and they denied me. So, I had them cancel the entire program and I will not be going back here for anything in the future. You only have 10 days to get a refund and you have 6 months to complete it so BUYER BEWARE if you are a working mom and things in your world get turned upside down they will not work with you.

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The staff was extraordinary, and they always went the extra mile for their users. I thought the program was good, but it was a little dry. I think they should add videos to make it more interesting because reading throughout the curriculum was the worst. They also need to try to shorten the length of the information because there is way too much content, and users forget it by the end of reading everything.

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Service is perfect, they make it easy to...

Service is perfect, they make it easy to navigate and to renew my license ! They have packages already set up and numerous options on how to complete. The memberships even save me money!!! I get professional development tools and discounts and can pick out all the courses I want. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend and wont choose another

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McKissock makes taking online real estat...

McKissock makes taking online real estate courses an easy process. Their staff is always friendly and helpful in assisting me with classes to take, particularly because I am licensed in 3 states. The content of the classes is relevant to business practices and information is timely. They also offer commercial classes for those of us in commercial real estate.
I have used them for years and am very happy.

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Wow - just had to write this review because I really like McKissock. Have taken many CE classes and have learned a lot. Have had few issues with the programs and they are my go to for continuing ed for appraising. Would definitely give them a try. Have done other courses that were not as good so I don't know what the other reviewers were expecting.

McKissock Learning Pricing Estimates

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About McKissock Learning

Are you familiar with Real Estate Express? They offer online pre-licensing courses across multiple states. McKissock Learning is their sister company. Their online platform specializes in continuing education for professionals working in real estate, appraisal, and other fields.  

So, what sets apart McKissock from other real estate courses? It has to be the variety of their CE courses, an innovative unlimited membership program, and more features that we’ll talk about below. 

 

Quick Facts About Mckissock Learning


  • The school’s founders were a father and son duo, both sharing the last name, “McKissock.” They developed a course on multiple linear regression in 1991 revolving around the appraisal of real estate properties. 
  • In 2000, they published their first online course. 
  • Up and until 2003, McKissock produced appraisal courses. Their first real estate course for agents was a pre-licensing program. 
  • It’s part of the Colibri Group alongside The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Elite Learning, Allied Schools, Superior School of Real Estate, and more
  • McKissock also offers professional courses in Engineering, Home inspection, Land Surveyor, Appraisal, and Banking.  
  • The school’s courses have been reviewed over 80,000 times. They have maintained a 4.2 rating. Each year, the school serves over 300,000 students.

 

 

Which courses can I find at McKissock?


Pre-licensing courses for brokers & salespersons via Real Estate Express

The school is not currently offering pre-licensing courses directly. But there are options at their sister company. Still, you can find pre-licensing courses on Express via McKissock. Salespersons can also search for broker pre-licensing courses on Express via McKissock.

stockvault-online-education-online-degree258750Continuing Education

Before renewing your license once every two years, you will need continuing education credits. And the only way to earn them is by completing approved CE courses.

McKissock Learning has one of the most comprehensive libraries of CE courses for agents. They seemingly cover all 50 states, including the District of Columbia.

Topics span a wide variety of subjects (depending on state).  A few examples are Agency Law, Fair Housing, Risk Management, and Energy Efficiency. Their elective courses are more varied. Some include how to work with investors, the day-to-day life of a buyer’s agent, elements of an eco-friendly home, etc.

CE PLUS Membership

While you can purchase the core packages (for about $100 to $200 in many of the states we reviewed), the school offers students a membership package. You receive unlimited access to the CE programs. Other benefits include access to the pro-series courses, service discounts, short how-to videos, and more. 

    • How much does membership to the CE plus program cost? 

It varies from state to state. But expect to part with about $100 to $170.The advantage is that on subsequent renewals, you won’t need to buy the packages separately.

Post Licensing

Some states require new licensees to obtain post-licensing education before their first license renewal. On subsequent renewals, agents only have to earn CE credits. The school avails post-licensing training in the following states: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For instance: Are you a new licensee in Florida? You can take the 45-hour post-licensing program at about $99 (see website for current pricing).

Coaching and Training

Coaching is also available at McKissock. They have partnered with prominent real estate coaches like Sherri Johnson. As a top producing agent, she shares tips and her experience with new agents to get them on track to becoming top producers themselves. 

There are more training modules for agents. You complete these courses to increase your skills & knowledge, for instance, “Strategies to Increase Sales and Income.” 

 

Learning Experience at McKissock


The learning is entirely online, but they also offer other delivery modes such as correspondence/home study or webinar. You’ll find that they have a modern learning platform that works intuitively. When you log into your account, you’ll see all the courses you’re taking. There is a learning hub with more resources.

When launching any course, the platform will inform you if your device meets the requirements for learning. It ensures you don’t lose completed hours because of glitches. You’re also assigned an instructor. They provide an instructor bio, including if they are certified. 

Most courses are text-based, so anticipate lots of reading. You can, of course, interact with instructors during scheduled webinars.  

 

Why agents choose McKissock


stockvault-distinguish-yourself2704591) Wide State Coverage: You can find their CE real estate courses across all states. It might be handy if you’re even licensed in multiple jurisdictions.

2) Satisfaction Guarantee: You can learn with confidence knowing that the quality of the courses is guaranteed by a 10-day money-back offer —provided you have not completed the course.

3) Membership Benefits: It might be a worthwhile investment, only that you’ll pay a little bit more. But the advantage is accessing more CE courses in the future without added out-of-pocket costs. 

4) Highly-reviewed: Many students have enjoyed their experience at McKissock with more than 50,000 five star reviews. 

5) A comprehensive library of courses: You get a diverse collection of elective courses that are practical for your career growth.

McKissock Learning FAQs

McKissock can improve on specific areas such as offering students free trials of their programs, which gives them a chance to test out the material. In reviews, there are instances of students complaining about outdated courses. Courses can also be made more interactive and engaging.

Yes, the school offers courses that are approved by your respective real estate commission. And they report the CE credit hours earned.

You can have your questions answered by their certified instructors with dedicated support available for general queries.

Some courses have restrictions on the number of hours you complete each day, for instance, 8 hours. With most CE packages at 15 hours, you’ll generally complete the required education in as little as two days.