5 Best Online Real Estate Schools in Arizona for 2023 (Updated!)

John Gluch, Licensed Arizona Agent3/16/2023

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Need to get your real estate license in Arizona? I’ve spent over 155 hours evaluating the 12 most popular courses approved by the Arizona Department of Real Estate. I’ve checked out each and every course, and there are clear winners and losers – so be sure to read my guide thoroughly!

5 Best Real Estate Schools in Arizona

What did I evaluate?
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I looked at the 5 most important factors for each course, including course value, ease of use, unique features, student satisfaction, and pass rates.

I also took into account thousands of online reviews from other agents who have attended the courses. Each course is different, so I’ve included video walkthroughs so you can really understand what you’re getting. My video reviews include my opinions too (I promise, they’re short and sweet).

How’d I do it? I “secret-shopped” each and every course in Arizona. I got access to the courses, I contacted their support team as if I were an active student, and I took a look at the content. These Arizona real estate schools may appear to be really similar when you’re first taking a look, but trust me – as probably the ONLY person who has actually evaluated all these Arizona courses – they are very, very different!

A bit about Pass Rates:

You’ll see me refer to Pass Rates in my article – these are estimated using a variety of sources – pass rates directly from the providers, estimations from other states where providers operate in multiple states, and user-reported qualitative information.

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Alright, let’s get to it…After spending hundreds of hours evaluating each course and taking into account all these factors, I have narrowed down the list to the 5 best online real estate schools in Arizona. Here they are!

Best Online Real Estate School in Arizona: AceableAgent

Top Features: Super engaging content, best-in-class test prep, high pass rates
Starting at $529 $489

Aceable’s course is hands down my favorite course in Arizona. If you don’t want to listen to dozens of slides with the same monotone voice, then this is the course for you. Because of their best-in-class test prep, it’s also the course that gives you the best odds of passing the real estate test on your first try.

As far as price goes, it lies somewhere in the middle, but after taking their pass rates and engaging format into consideration, I’ve deemed it the best all around real estate school in Arizona. There is a big sale going on right now, which is an added pro.

Unlike other courses out there, the cheapest package will get you where you need to be – though I’d recommend the spending the extra money to get the “Deluxe” package because of how confident you’ll feel walking into the test.

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Convenience: 4.6 out 5. I was most excited about the format of the course. The interactive games, infographics, and knowledge checks helped to hold my interest throughout the entire 90 hours. The multimedia learning experience also helps to break up the sections as there are natural places to stop throughout, making it easier to absorb the material. Especially if you compare with other top online Arizona schools like The CE Shop or OnlineEd – Aceable is by far the most enjoyable to sit through, and none of the others even compare. There is also an in-course audio feature where a voice narration can guide you through your lessons if you prefer auditory learning over visual learning. For me, the mobile app was a game-changer. I was able to study at my own pace from wherever, which made it really easy to fit into my busy schedule. However, it is important to note that the Aceable Arizona course does not include the 6 hour Contract Writing Course that ADRE requires to get your license. Students will have to pay for that class separately through another provider.

Pass Rate: 5 out 5. Aceable boasts a 91% pass rate for Arizona students, which is pretty impressive. Many other schools are in the ~72% range, which is still higher than many other states. However, Aceable’s pass rate is one of the best out there bar-none. This is probably the most important metric to look at because you want to pick a school that you know will give you the best chance of passing. Nobody wants to waste their time and money taking a course that doesn’t give them the tools necessary to be successful.

Course Duration: 4.5 out of 5. Although the Arizona real estate course only takes 90 classroom hours to complete (plus a 6-hour Contract Writing Class), some people like to take their time moving through the lessons. Aceable’s extension policy is pretty fair, it’s not the best or the worst. If you don’t finish the course in it’s entirety in the first year, you can pay $49 to extend your course access for another 6 months. But honestly, don’t stress about it too much – most people finish in around 5-6 weeks. However, if you have a busy schedule to work around, I would suggest picking a school with a more generous extension policy like ASREB or The CE Shop.

Support:4.8 out of 5. Aceable’s customer support team is top-notch. They are always quick to respond, and are available for questions about extensions, glitches, or even licensing requirements. The chat support definitely makes reaching out to someone a lot more convenient – the support team can help you troubleshoot the issue in live time. Another added benefit of Aceable’s tech support is that they’re all based in the US, so you don’t have to worry about language barriers. That being said, I did notice that their support team does not respond during weekend hours. Typically the calls will be backlogged and returned on Monday morning. While it’s not a huge issue, it is something to note if you plan to crank out most of your coursework on Saturdays or Sundays.

Refund Policy: 4.7 out of 5. This is something many students want to know about upfront, so I’ve reviewed the policy here even though I didn’t need to get a refund. Aceable offers a 30-day refund policy, so long as you haven’t completed the course. This is pretty standard, and other schools like The CE Shop and ASREB offer similar return policies. But one of the biggest benefits of Aceable is their Ace or “Don’t Pay” Guarantee. It was a relief knowing that there was a backup option if I didn’t pass the test on my first try. Other providers either don’t offer this feature, or will charge you an additional fee to include it.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I would highly recommend taking Aceable’s Arizona pre-licensing course. For those just starting out, I’d suggest taking a look at the Deluxe package. The extra perks like the 75 videos & audio lessons and the additional practice test questions make it a great value. The last thing you want is to have to take the Arizona real estate exam twice, so you might as well go in with the best option in the market to really prepare you, if your budget allows it.

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AceableAgent Pros
  • In-course audio feature
  • REALLY good test prep
  • Mobile app for studying
AceableAgent Cons
  • Have to pay to extend course access
  • Some bugs on the mobile app
Starting at $529 $489

Best In-Person Real Estate School: ASREB

Arizona School of Real Estate and Business logo
Top Features: Knowledgeable instructors, high student reviews, top notch networking & employment assistance
Starting at $937 $750

ASREB’s classes are different than many of the other options on the market in Arizona. If you are looking for an in-person class with industry-leading instructors, this is the course for you. Because of their networking opportunities and New Agent Starter Kit, it’s the course that gives you the best chance of success after you pass the exam.

When it comes to price, it’s definitely on the higher end of the spectrum. However, their unique livestream capabilities and scheduling options more than make up for it. So much so that I’ve rated it the best in-person course in Arizona.

Unlike other in-person courses, there are also payment plans available, giving you the confidence to start the course without the stress of paying up-front.

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Convenience: 4.5 out 5. I was impressed with the mix of formats students can pick from. You can choose to take the old-school classroom approach, jump on a livestream, or complete the course in an online format. The self-paced online option allows you to complete courses on your own time, at your own pace. Where livestream provides real-time access to instructors via Zoom.

The biggest thumbs up in my mind: ASREB’s instructors! They are active in today’s Arizona markets, keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends, and make learning easy by sharing their real-life experiences. Their stories helped to keep me coming back for more throughout the entire 90-hour course.

ASREB also makes it easy to find a scheduling option that works with hectic schedules.

Pass Rate: 4.8 out 5. ASREB has some of the highest in-person pass rates in the state. With an 77.5% first time pass rate, you can be confident in the expert instructors, quality course content and proven teaching techniques. They take the time to accommodate different learning styles and provide direct 1-on-1 access, which helps to keep their students engaged and pass rates higher than other in-person schools.

Course Duration: 4.4 out of 5. While the Arizona real estate course is fairly short already (only 90 hours + a writing course), some people want to power through it. However, ASREB makes that a little more difficult than other courses because you have to rely on instructor availability.

While other schools like Aceable or even The CE Shop allow you to knock out big chunks of coursework on your own time, you are at the mercy of others with ASREB. The other downside is that you only have access to the course for six months. That being said, there are two extension options available (3 or 6 months) for an additional price if you need more time to complete the course.

Support:4.8 out of 5. ASREB’s customer support team makes it really easy if you run into a problem. The dedicated student services phone number was really convenient as everyone who answered was happy to jump in to help. The tech team was also able to pull up my record to find out where I was in the course to help make the call more personalized. There is also an email address you can reach out to if you need to provide proof of purchase for an extension, etc.

The only downfall is that all of their locations are closed on Sundays, and the student help line also goes straight to voicemail on the weekends.

Refund Policy: 4.4 out of 5. I didn’t need to get a refund, but this is something everyone always asks about so I’ve included it in the review. ASREB offers pro-rated refunds based on how much of the course you’ve finished. There is also a $40 processing fee for any refund request, and all requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of purchase.

Breakdown: There is a $75 non-refundable textbook and materials fee as well as a $25 non-refundable fee for each session attended/completed. This is a much stricter policy than online schools like The CE Shop and Aceable which offer a full refund in the first 30 days as long as the course is not complete.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I highly recommend ASREB’s Arizona pre-licensing course if you are looking for a more traditional learning experience. For new agents, I’d suggest taking a look at the livestream option. This gives you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the perks of a live instructor, but can also take the course from the comfort of your own home. The in-person learning option is also a great choice though as there are 4 different campus locations to choose from (Scottsdale, Tucson, Glendale, and Surprise).

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  • Access to career coaching videos
  • Exclusive CompuCram exam prep
  • Pay as you go offer
  • More expensive than other courses
  • No mobile app
  • Only available in Arizona
Starting at $937 $750

Easiest Online Real Estate School: The CE Shop

Top Features: High exam pass rate, self-scheduling flexibility
Starting at $659 $429

The CE Shop’s course is one of the most straightforward courses in Arizona. If you’re not sure which course format is more your speed, this is the course for you. Because of their five-day free trial and return policy, it’s also the course that gives you the best chance of getting your money back if for some reason you can’t finish.

If you’re just looking at price, The CE Shop falls somewhere in the middle – it’s not the cheapest or the most expensive. But because of their mobile-friendly app and easy-to-use interface, it makes my list as the easiest online course in Arizona.

Plus, this is one of the courses available for our Tuition Reimbursement program, which is a big help. All you have to do is attend at least 1 interview scheduled by an AgentAdvice recruiter after scheduling or passing the state exam, and we’ll reimburse you for the entire cost of the course that you purchase from us.

Just like Aceable, the cheapest package will do – though I’d recommend the “Premium” package. The perks of the Pass Guarantee alone make it worth the extra cost. That package also comes with the mandatory 6-hour writing course that many other providers don’t include. It is a little bit more money upfront, but you won’t have to turn around and purchase an additional course once you complete the first 90-hours.

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Convenience: 4.7 out 5. The most impressive thing about The CE Shop for me is its user interface. They have a custom-designed online learning platform that is easy to access on a tablet or phone, which makes studying on the super convenient.

The dashboard was also very helpful to see how far along I was in the course. It also allows you to skip back and forth between sections as a refresher when studying. The content itself is decent. There are a mix of videos, audio recordings, and interactive quizzes throughout which helps to break up the text. While there is a good amount of reading required, it was refreshing to have a video recap at the end of each section.

Pass Rate: 4.9 out 5. The CE Shop has a 90% pass rate among Arizona students, which is significantly higher than the average rate. Many other schools are in the ~75% range. The CE Shop’s pass rate is consistently high because students can take as many practice tests as they want to. Each practice test will highlight which sections you should revisit before taking again. It’s extremely helpful when trying to cram because it explains why an answer choice is incorrect.

Course Duration: 4.6 out of 5. The Arizona real estate course is relatively long (90 hours, plus 6 hours of writing), so some people like to know upfront that they’ll be able to take more time to finish it if they get busy. This is important to note because The CE Shop does have a course expiration policy of 6 months in Arizona.

While that is shorter than other providers, The CE Shop’s policy is actually fairly generous as they do offer a one-month extension at no charge that can be applied right after your six-month term expires. However, if you need more time after that the price goes up considerably.

Support: 4.5 out of 5. The CE Shop’s support team has its pros and cons. They are available 7/365, and do respond quickly in a number of ways. The people answering the phone are always very polite, and are prepared to help with technical issues, or questions about the school’s policies. However, they aren’t the best when it comes to content-related questions.

I preferred using the live chat feature, as they were able to grant my extension request within a matter of minutes. The biggest problem I came across was the “two-day” promise. If they don’t have an answer or a solution on hand, they promise to get back to you within two days. While, it’s nice to have in writing, that’s a long time to wait if you are stuck.

Refund Policy: 4.7 out of 5. The biggest differentiator: The 5-day free trial! This is a new offer where you can sign up, test drive the course, and cancel with no penalty. It’s nice knowing that you can take your time to find out if the course is the right fit before having to purchase it in full. No other real estate schools in Arizona have anything close to this.

When it comes to the refund policy, The CE Shop is pretty average. It’s nothing special, but they do offer a full refund within the first 30 days, as long as you haven’t finished more than 50% of the course. This is pretty standard, and other schools like Aceable and OnlineEd offer similar.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I would recommend The CE Shop’s Arizona pre-licensing course if you are looking for something that is easy to navigate. I’d suggest taking a look at the Premium package because the extra perks like the included 6-hour writing course make it a better overall value. The Arizona Department of Real Estate requires the additional course, and many students opt to take their exam before moving onto the writing portion. However, since you know you’ll need it shortly after, you might as well pay for all of the education requirements at once and use the same account for everything.

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The CE Shop Pros
  • Practice tests are unlimited
  • Includes writing course for no additional cost
The CE Shop Cons
  • Interface can be glitchy
  • Broad exam prep questions
  • Text-heavy content
Starting at $659 $429

Quickest Real Estate School: OnlineEd

Top Features: Listen to lessons on the go, courses include real-world examples from industry-leading experts
Starting at $450 $425

OnlineEd is the best bang for your buck in Arizona. If you are in a time crunch and feel comfortable navigating through the material at your own pace, this is the course for you. There are no time restrictions, so it gives you the best chance of passing the exam while juggling a busy schedule.

As far as price goes, it’s one of the cheapest courses available. And because of their PDF downloads and on-the-go audio option, I’ve rated it the quickest Arizona real estate course. You can also print your own certificate after completing the course, which helps to speed up the licensing process.

Unlike other courses, their is only one package to choose – so you don’t have to spend time weighing your options. You can enroll online and start your courses immediately.

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Convenience: 4.4 out 5. I really enjoyed the flow of the content – it was easy to navigate and seemed less repetitive, especially compared to other providers that just feel like they’re checking the boxes.

The course starts with the basics and build from there, which makes it really easy to get the hang of, especially since the layout is broken out into smaller sections and modules.

That being said, the exam prep was not my favorite format. It comes in a textbook for an additional $35. It’s 300+ pages packed with concentrated notes and practice questions which mirror the ones you might see on the real estate exam. While it is useful, it’s not very interactive which isn’t the easiest for retaining information.

Pass Rate: 4.7 out 5. OnlineEd has a pretty high pass rate among Arizona students (75%). The courses are written and published by industry-leading real estate pros who are very familiar with the Arizona real estate market. This is one of the biggest pros of OnlineEd – because you’ll feel prepared to start your career as soon as you pass your exam.

Course Duration: 4.6 out of 5. If you need to get your Arizona real estate license quickly, then OnlineEd is probably your best bet. They boast about their ability to expedite the process for you. If you treat it like a normal work week, you’ll be able to power through the course in just 3 weeks, which is shorter than the average of 5-6 weeks at other schools like ASREB or Aceable.

If you do work at a slower pace, this course may not be the one for you. Access expires after 365 days, and there are no options to extend. I did also notice that there is a time-out feature. If students are not engaged in the course for more than 15 minutes, the course will log students out. I did get booted while taking quick breaks, but luckily it saved my progress before logging out.

Support: 4.2 out of 5. OnlineEd’s customer support team is not great…to say the least. In the enrollment agreement they specifically say that students will not have access to instructors if they run into an issue. They make it clear that any questions should be directed to their technical support team ONLY.

While that team is fairly responsive, I was hoping for a quicker turnaround time. I had a question about how long a scheduled system maintenance would take and I didn’t hear back until after the site was back up and running about 14 hours later.

Refund Policy: 4.9 out of 5. I was not looking for a refund, but this is a frequently asked question, so I’ve reviewed the policy here. OnlineEd does not offer refunds for their Arizona course at all. This is much stricter than other schools like The CE Shop and ASREB who do offer some sort of return policy. You can cancel your OnlineEd course at any time, but you will not get your money back.

Overall Value & Recommended Package: Overall, I really liked OnlineEd’s Arizona pre-licensing course, especially if you’re on a budget and are looking to get your license ASAP.

For new agents who don’t mind shopping a la carte, I’d suggest taking the OnlineEd course and then pairing it with an exam prep from another provider. This will give you the best of both worlds – you can fly through the course and then prepare for the test with a format you really love. That combination will leave you feeling confident and ready to pass the Arizona exam on your first try.

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OnlineEd Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Knowledgeable instructors
  • Printable certificate available
OnlineEd Cons
  • Online-only format
  • No refund policy
Starting at $450 $425

Most Affordable Real Estate School - Free with Tuition Reimbursement: The CE Shop (must buy from this site to qualify)

Top Features: Easy way to get your money back, and get placed with the brokerage of your choice
Starting at $659 $429

We’ve built the most affordable way for you to get your Real Estate License. All you have to do is attend at least 1 interview scheduled by an AgentAdvice recruiter after passing the state exam, and we’ll reimburse you for the entire cost of the course that you purchase from us.


How are we able to offer a full tuition reimbursement?

We have a team of recruiters that work with the best and fastest growing brokerages in the country, and when we help place agents with those brokerages, they will often pay us a placement fee.  So we’re betting on you becoming a great agent, and if we can make obtaining your real estate license more affordable, then hopefully you’ll return the favor and come back to us every time you’re ready for a new brokerage.  It’s that simple, and we’re happy to invest in you.

How does the reimbursement work?

Confident,Insurance,Agent,Broker,Man,Holding,Document,And,Present,PointingEmail us (support@agentadvice.com) once you either schedule the licensing exam, or receive confirmation from the state that you’ve passed the state exam, and one of our recruiters will reach out to you to get to know you and determine which of our brokerage partners would best fit your career goals.

We’ll schedule the interview at a time that works for you.  All you have to do is attend the interview, and our support team will reimburse your credit card for the amount that you’ve paid us within 2 business days. We’re pretty good at matching agents to brokerages, but we will reimburse you even if you choose to work for a different brokerage.  No other strings attached.

Tip:  If you’ve already started a different course at your own expense, or prefer to pick your own school at your own expense, we’d still love to help you.  Just reach back out when you’re licensed, and we can connect you with our hiring team, however, we’re unable to reimburse your course costs at this time unless you purchase the course directly from us.

AgentAdvice.com is not the provider of the course, and all state certifications, ongoing support questions, etc. will be provided by and fulfilled directly through the school.

About this incredible Opportunity:

We partner with brokerages like Keller Williams, RE/Max, and eXp Realty who are looking to add new agents to their brokerages.  We are looking for mainly full-time agents, though some of our brokerages are also hiring part-time agents.  As an agent, you’ll set your own hours and ultimately drive your own success.  If you have strong people skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to succeed, real estate may be a great fit for you.

CaptureOnce you’ve completed your course, please contact your recruiter for partner options in your area.

Real estate agents are independent contractors, which means your income potential is unlimited. Unlike other “jobs” where you just get the same paycheck each week, you are your own boss of your own business.

Generally, full-time real estate agents in our program make $40,000 – $60,000 in their first 1-2 years, while our experienced and top real estate agents can make $200,000+.

Hear from one of our course tuition reimbursement sponsors: 

jim gray headshot“When I interview people who have just passed their real estate course, I’m looking for agents that meet a couple of characteristics. If you have these characteristics, it will determine who is successful and who is not in real estate.

It’s not an easy industry. If it was easy, we’d all be rich. First, I’m looking for agents that have a vision for what they want to be, people who want more than what they have. Now, I’m not talking about money, motivated people necessarily. If money motivates you that’s fine, but in most cases, money’s not the motivator.

I am looking for agents that are in touch with their motivations to grow. Is it having a house for your family? Is it providing an education for your children? Is it providing security for your future retirement? It doesn’t matter, I’m looking for agents that have a vision, and are passionate about taking care of present and future concerns, whatever they are. So that’s number one: ambition.

Financial,Concept.,Make,Money,On,The,Internet.,Businesswoman,Works,AtNumber two is looking for people that have a little bit of courage. This business requires courage. In my experience, having now been in conversations with well over a thousand agents over the last 18 months, and recruited more than a hundred, there’s one characteristic successful agents have. They don’t shrink from a challenge. They don’t, they still take action even if they don’t know all of the answers to all of the questions. They know that if they get faced with a question that they don’t really answer to, they know they can find the answer.

I’m looking for people that are ambitious, are courageous, and then finally are ready to grow. I want to help give people the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.

Usually, it’s not easy, and many times there are tears, and sweat, and frustration involved, but you go through that because you are so ambitious and in love with the future you’re trying to create. That passion for your future, it gives you courage to press through the hard times. So if you’re ambitious, courageous, and you’re ready to grow, and you think being in a conversation with a guy like me might be helpful to your future then let’s get you the tuition reimbursement you deserve!”

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Agent Advice Success Stories: 

terricaTerrica C.
New Keller Williams Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“I always wanted to become a real estate agent, and finally decided to take the next step. Getting started with my course was easy. Agent Advice just sent me a link, and I did the whole thing online. I finished the class, now I just need to get scheduled for the state test. I would definitely recommend Agent Advice to anyone looking to get their license, especially if they’re wanting to do it for free.”


rachelRachel K.
New Real Estate Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“I was moving from Tennessee to Florida, so I was considering a career change. I always thought real estate might be something I’d be good at, so I connected with someone at Agent Advice and decided to take the course. It was easy to follow and understand, and the course I chose kept me interested. It didn’t take long for me to finish the class and I passed my state exam on the first try! I then reached out again to Agent Advice and set up an interview with a tuition reimbursement sponsor, and got my money back that same day. All in all, it was really simple and easy.”


marcusMarcus W.
New Real Estate Agent & Tuition Reimbursement Recipient

“The entire process was seamless, and the communication from the very beginning was great. When I first came across Agent Advice I had lots of questions, but I was able to get in touch with someone right away who helped explain the process from start to finish. Once I completed the course and set up an interview with a brokerage, they stopped the payments immediately. I also enjoyed the subscription payment option that Agent Advice has. It gave me the flexibility and motivated me to finish the course quickly. I’m still deciding on which brokerage is the right fit for me, but I enjoyed getting to interview with someone so that I could ask questions about what the day-to-day would look like at that company.”

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Starting at $659 $429

Our Methodology: 

I ranked and rated each school on 8 different factors to come up with the very best real estate schools in Arizona. Our full guide on how we rank courses is available here, but the short version of factors considered are: 

  1. Course value
  2. How easy the courses were to navigate
  3. If there were any technical glitches
  4. Return policies
  5. Overall performance of each school as a whole
  6. Reviews directly from agents who’ve attended the school

There are dozens of options (some of them not so great!), so we’ve taken the work off your plate by narrowing down the list to only the ones that scored high enough. Whether you’re dedicating yourself full time to your new career, are looking to fly through the courses quickly to get them over with, or are busy and looking to work through them when you have downtime, here is a list of the best online real estate schools in Arizona you should consider.

About the Author

John Gluch began his real estate career in 2003 when he got his Arizona real estate license. Since then, he’s become one of the most successful real estate agents in Phoenix by consistently ranking in the Top 25 out of 40,000 agents. He is proud to be the catalyst of change within the real estate industry and within the lives of his now thousands of past clients. John has since expanded the Gluch Group by opening a second location that serves the greater San Diego market. Connect with me

Last Updated: 3/16/2023