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I do not like anything about the current VanEd company. They are misrepresenting their address and phone number on their website and if you call the CO phone number, it has been disconnected.

VanEd is no longer a local, Colorado company. They are now 360training.com, based in Austin, TX, and their customer service and turnaround times are not what is promised on the VanEd website. Emails and Q&A are taking 48+ hours to turnaround. After 2 weeks of frustration and multiple calls/emails, I still have not been given access to the required reading materials (Principles of Real Estate Practice) and they want to charge me a 40% cancellation fee, even though I have not been able to effectively start the program.

Don't make the mistake that I did. Find somewhere else and save yourself a lot of time, money and aggravation.

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I like the customer service and ease of course content at VanEd. My questions were answered very timely that make me understand how professional they are.

Keep up the same good service/help. I am really happy to stop by for all of my real estate educations.

I recommend VanEd for any real estate course requirements.

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VanEd has good:
Flexibility
Contents
Great support team and responsive Q&
A Awesome note taking
Good pricing
Textbooks are available to download both whole version or by chapter

VanEd could work on:
Too much video
Maybe good for some students but not me
Some of the content were sort of old like ones from early 2000
Note should be able to be taken in more languages

Overall:
Great program for the price
Supports are good

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I liked that it was easy to take courses online and the submission to TREC of completed courses at VanEd. Also, I enjoy the dashboard l.

Not sure any improvements are needed as an end user.

Vaned is very user friendly. Anytime you log in, the dashboard directs you to where you left off.

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I’ve only trained once and the system was down. I’d like to take another training course in the near future. I can’t comment because I’m not fully trained and familiar with the software. I’d like to know when is the next training.

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I was satisfied with the program. I thought it was a bit difficult at times only because English is my second language, but it was very manageable to get through. The curriculum was mainly based on live chats with good instructors, but the instructors took way too long to reply to any questions I had. Customer service, on the other hand, was phenomenal. They were available at any time of the day, and they would fix any issues I was having within minutes. It really was a great program and super affordable.

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The test prep was the best part. I think that it did have all the necessary information, and it prepared me well for the state and national exams. In my opinion, it is really good, and I would have been lost without it.

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I actually took longer than I was supposed because it was something I was doing on the side, but I liked it because I was able to take my time to do it on my own schedule. It was a bit boring but informative because of all the laws we needed to learn. I do wish there were voiceovers on the instructor videos because we never saw the instructor, so it was sometimes a bit of a drag to watch them. I would definitely suggest to print out the notes they have so that you can refer back to it. In the end, it is really going to help when it comes to the exams.

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What do you like about VanEd?
I loved taking my prelicensing courses through VanEd! I have a super busy schedule and loved being able to take my classes whenever I had time. I really connected with the customer support team who was always there when I had questions. I was able to pass my exams the first time!! I will definitely be taking my prelicensing courses through VanEd now that I know what a great quality school they are! Thank you, VanEd!!

What are some things to improve upon?
I really enjoyed my courses. I can't think of anything that needs improvement.

Anything else you'd like to share with other agents?
Definitely watch out for their sales! They send out a lot of email blasts with good sale info and helpful blog posts, too!

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I thought it was good. The information it provided was adequate, and it made me realize that I should read the question twice before answering it. That way, I don't miss any details on what it's asking.

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Being able to study online at my own pace was just the cherry on top. If you are considering this process, make sure to allocate time each day and create a set schedule for yourself. One thing I found a bit frustrating throughout the course was that we had to spend a certain amount of time on every page to progress onto another. I think it would really make the courses ten times better if they were to remove that detail to make it easier for their users.

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VanEd's online real estate courses are excellent!

VanEd's online real estate courses are excellent! They offer a variety of content (videos, exercises, quizzes) in their courses that make learning about real estate fun and entertaining. Their staff and instructors are also incredibly helpful and are always prompt to respond when you have questions. Highly recommended for real estate licensing and continuing education courses! They are truly the best real estate school in Colorado!

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I liked that it was online and that I was able to do it at my own pace. My suggestion for VanEd is to keep up with the recent updates and provide more information that will be on the exams. My suggestion for future agents is just take your time and ask questions. Also, make sure you take prep classes, the one I took really helped me prepare and pass my exams.

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I wasn't really happy with it. I would suggest you take your time looking at your options. I mean, the curriculum was fine, it was just like reading out of the book, but it would've been a lot helpful if they would point out the specifics for the exam. I had to look at outside sources to study for my exam, and luckily it helped me pass the exam. Take your time and figure out which online program will be best for you.

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VanEd is where I learn and relearn the s...

VanEd is where I learn and relearn the skills all these years. Its curriculum is well-organized and realistically correlated to the real estate industry. You can lean on VanEd to cross the current of real estate issues.

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Van Ed makes it easy to get my continuin...

Van Ed makes it easy to get my continuing education credits done from the comfort of my own home. Their website allows me to work at my own pace and I love that they keep a history of my competed classes.

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Not everyone has the time for a classroo...

Not everyone has the time for a classroom/brick and mortar setting for real estate education, so an online platform is best for a lot of people. VanEd's online courses are excellent. The training is easy to navigate, if needed, you can interact with course instructors, and VanEd keeps track of your continuing education credits. It's my go-to real estate school!

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I have used VanEd for all of my real est...

I have used VanEd for all of my real estate licensing and continuing education needs. I appreciate the ability to build my knowledge base on such a wide variety of topics with an organization that I trust. The classes are easy to access, work through, and I love being able to go back and reference them if needed.

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I do all of my continuing education on V...

I do all of my continuing education on Vaned. The courses are informative and I love that all my certificates for CE are in one place. I would highly recommend Vaned.

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I had a great experience with VanEd! I w...

I had a great experience with VanEd! I would highly recommend their online real estate courses and instructor support.

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Van Ed Courses are as complex as you wan...

Van Ed Courses are as complex as you want, or as simple if you need. The information and links are there to go deeper. It is very convenient, and gives a true tracking record for compliance of required education! They have a large array of courses, and you will get as much as you want from them. While on-line is not for everyone, if you are really busy, this gives a great option! I recommend them!!!!!!! Jeany Rush (29 Years in RE)

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I've used the CE courses from Van Ed for...

I've used the CE courses from Van Ed for many years and love the flexibility of taking the courses under my time frame. The content is excellent and easy to use. I will continue to use for most of my CE classes.

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VanEd is a wonderful source for Colorado...

VanEd is a wonderful source for Colorado Real Estate Continuing Education and licensing. The course content is well written, instructor help is just a click away, customer service is AWESOME, and the prices are reasonable! They are my go to for all online Continuing Education!

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The content of the CE class is fine. But...

The content of the CE class is fine. But the method of delivery is lacking. The classes are not classes; it is page after page of reading. There is so little visual interest to the pages and very little interaction with the programs that I found it incredibly difficult to complete the class as I could only stand to sit there and read like that on the computer for short while at a time before I was so bored I wanted to climb out of my skin. The classes are just as expensive as they are from other providers, but it has been my experience that other providers deliver the information in ways that are entertaining and interactive enough that it does not become torturous to get through the content. I would not recommend or purchase CE credits through VanEd again.

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About VanEd

VanEd (aka Van Education Center) is a fully acclaimed online real estate School. Founded in 1997, it has been operating for more than 22 years. They have helped over 23,000 students attain their real estate licenses. Over 48,000 students have enrolled in their CE courses over the years. 

Serving several states, VanEd ranks as one of the largest online real estate schools and one of the most trusted as well. 

 

Quick Facts About VanEd


  • VanEd provides courses for real estate and appraisal professionals.
  • Some of the States that you can access their real estate courses include Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, South Dakota, and Washington
  • It is an online-based school, so no in-person classes are available 
  • The school’s corporate headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado
  • The school holds two core beliefs when it comes to the education of its students. First, students should have control over the pace of learning. Secondly, they believe that real people, both instructors, and real estate experts, should be on hand to help the students.

 

 

Real estate courses at Van Ed


pexels-cleyder-duque-3981801Real estate pre-licensing (Broker and Salesperson) 

If you want to practice real estate, you need to take a pre-licensing course. This course will introduce you to real estate and give you everything you need to get started. There is an exam offered by the state that tests your knowledge on the fundamentals of real estate, real estate math, and more. You sit for this exam after completing the required pre-licensing course. The topics and requisite credit hours differ from state to state. 

For instance, in Texas, Van Ed provides the required six courses, each with 30 credit hours, which add up to 180 hours as required by TREC. The topics covered in this course include the Law of Agency & Contracts, Principles of Real Estate, Finance, and more. 

Real Estate Exam Prep

The real estate exam consists of multiple-choice questions. Sounds like a walk in the park? Well, it’s not. And the stats reveal that many students fail on their first try. That’s why every most real estate schools offer some form of exam preparation course.

VanEd is no different. For instance, they have a general real estate exam prep sold separately. But when you purchase their pre-licensing course, you get two free exam prep courses. 

Continuing Education Courses

CE courses are necessary before renewing your license. The school offers CE courses in real estate in more states than they do for their pre-licensing course. Required hours differ from one state to another (select your state here to learn more about the CE requirements for your state). It depends on the state, but typically, renewals come every two years. 

Additional Courses

Appraisal: The school doubles as an online appraisal school with wide coverage. They offer everything that you require to become an appraiser trainee. They also offer appraisal CE courses. 

Mortgage broker: They don’t offer mortgage broker education directly but have partnered with other companies to provide it.

 

 

Learning experience and mode of delivery at VanEd


By offering only online courses, VanEd has put a lot of work into developing interactive courses that don’t feel like reading real estate textbooks just uploaded online. Some of the ways they make this possible include: 

  • Organizing the content around a very detailed outline.
  • Use of professional videos, infographics, and audio.
  • Quizzes to test out your knowledge after completing chapters. There are VOCAB matching exercises as well.
  • Instructors hold question-and-answer sessions. 
  • Online field trips.
  • If you have a question, you can call or email your assigned instructor. They also offer support via live chat.

 

 

Reasons Students Choose Van Ed


pexels-elijah-o'donnell-40660411) Good exam preparation: In countless reviews, many students report passing their real estate exam on the first try with good results.

2) Excellent online curriculum: The platform has been described as easy to use, and it works on all devices. 

3) Live support from knowledgeable instructors: Your questions pertaining to the content will be addressed by instructors approved by their respective real estate commissions.

4) Payment plans: Don’t have the cash to fully pay for your online course? You can start learning and pay later.

 5) Five-day trial: After reviewing many online schools, we can gladly tell you that very few offer trials to students. In this respect, VanEd excels. To top it off, you don’t have to submit a payment method or add a credit card to your account.

VanEd FAQs

If you’re searching for a school that offers live classes, VanEd doesn’t provide this mode of delivery. Some innovative real estate schools have taken to providing live virtual courses, but the school has not explored this mode.

Not many states publish school pass rates but fortunately, VanEd operates in one of the states that makes this data publicly available. That is Texas where the school maintains an overall pass rate of 51.38%. They managed to have 218 students taking the salesperson exam: 

https://www.trec.texas.gov/education/education-provider-exam-passage-rates-sales-agents-and-brokers/

VanEd offers prelicensing in these states:

  • Colorado – Salesperson
  • Oklahoma – Salesperson & Broker
  • Nebraska – Salesperson & Broker
  • Texas – Salesperson

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