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About Raise the Bar Real Estate School

Are you in Arizona and have sights sets on becoming a licensed real estate agent? One of the top places to get an education is at the Raise The Bar Real Estate School. 

Founded in 1999,  the school has been in continuous operation for over 20 years, and they started offering broker pre-licensing and salesperson pre-licensing courses in 2016. 

Here is all you need to know to make an informed consideration:

 

Quick facts about Raise The Bar Real Estate School


  • It’s wholly owned and operated by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS that was formed in 1966. 
  • Abbreviated SAAR,  the organization champions the development and success of area real estate agents and provides support to the school
  • It has partnered with established providers of online courses, including The CE Shop, The Hogan School of Real Estate, and Desert Sage Seminars for continuing education.

 

Raise the Bar Real Estate School Real Estate Courses


pexels-burst-374820Salesperson pre-licensing

Students enrolled in the course will complete a 90-hour prelicensing program. It covers all the topics needed to sit for the main exam.

But remember, you will also need to sit for the school’s final examination and pass it before applying for the state-administered exam. 

Plenty of extras make their package appealing to potential enrollees.  You will get free quizzes to prep you up for exams, including a one-hour free tutoring session with an instructor. 

The school matches students to brokers for free and also helps them plan their real estate businesses. 

Can I take the program online? 

Currently,  the school is offering in-person classes via zoom meetings.  However, if you require a fully dedicated self-paced online course, you can opt for courses provided by their recommended partners (The CE Shop and Hogan School).

Broker Pre-licensing

Qualified applicants will need at least three years of practical experience as salespersons. Upon completing the course, you can set up your brokerage firm and oversee salespersons. There is no option to take the course online at the moment as it’s only taught in-person.

Continuing education

  1. Continuing education modules are exclusively offered online through the school partners, including the CE Shop, Hogan School,  and Desert Sage Seminars.

Designations and certifications

  1. Raise the Bar offers a comprehensive list of designations and certifications that will bolster your knowledge and skills as a real estate agent, including GRI courses. Owing to the school’s special relationship with SAAR, most of the professional courses are taught within the school’s premises. You can check the school’s calendar to see scheduled classes year-round. 

 

How is the learning experience at the school?


Students have access to state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with all modern teaching aids. With its convenient location, the school is easily accessible from the major neighborhoods. 

The team at Raise the Bar Real Estate School also prioritizes small classrooms that maximize the interaction between the instructor and students. 

With current restrictions on gatherings, the offered virtual classes for the first time for the pre-licensing course from July 13th to August 19th, 2020

 

Why do Students Choose Raise the Bar Real Estate School?


  1. Outstanding facilities:  Students will access clean and accessible classroom facilities. 
  2. Professional working team:  Instructors are seasoned real estate professionals that invoke real-life scenarios when delivering the material. This equips students with knowledge beyond just passing the state exam. 
  3. Good exam preparation:  With no need to purchase separate exam prep courses, the instructors still ensure that each student is adequately prepared to pass the exam. Personalized tutoring is also available. 
  4. Placement services: You need a sponsoring broker before applying for the salesperson license. Luckily, the school offers free placement services after you graduate.  
  5. Highly rated: Though the school has not garnered many reviews, the few students they have served have positively reviewed the school and its instructors.  
  6. Creative curriculum: The curriculum is designed to make students successful agents, and not just exam heroes. 
  7. Fair refund policy: Students can still qualify for a refund even after attending some of the classes. If you attend up to 10 sessions,  you’re still entitled to 50% of your money.

Raise the Bar Real Estate School FAQs

You will only need about four to six weeks to complete the 90 required credit hours. 

Currently, they offer salesperson prelicensing in training in Arizona only.

Raise the Bar Real Estate School Location

School Location

8600 E Anderson Dr. School Suite
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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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: 12/27/2021