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Realtors can take ivy league courses online for free

Are “how to enter a listing into the MLS” classes at your board or “how to sign up for Twitter” lectures at real estate conferences getting old? Are you ready to challenge yourself beyond the standard options at your finger tips but aren’t quite able to head back to college because of time constraints?

Are you tired of hearing that the only way to make a change in the industry isn’t to be educated as deeply as possible but to join a committee?

Several ivy league colleges have online courses for free from a variety of schools. Some take longer than others, but all take a serious look at independent topics. We encourage you to take a look to see if any would strengthen your wheelhouse and we encourage you to think outside of the box- an intro to psychology could help you communicate with your clients better and an economics course can improve your investing skills.

Take a look at these open programs:

What course looks the most interesting to you from these ivy league schools? We’d love to hear if you choose to take any of these courses- what they’re like and how they end up helping your business.

Story update: Columbia University has been removed from our list of recommendations as their program is no longer open to the public.

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Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.



  1. Christa Borellini

    March 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I tried to check these out and it says students and staff only? Look on the Columbia link. Is there a special code? Thanks

  2. Tina Merritt

    March 9, 2011 at 5:56 am

    It’s a shame Associations and Brokerages don’t do more to encourage higher education in real estate. In most professions, a degree in the field, or somewhat related to the field is encouraged, if not, required. The number of practicing real estate licensees with a degree in real estate is probably less than 1%. “Showing property” is a mindless task – being able to educate your clients on the economics of real estate…that’s adding value.

    Tara, thank you for the reminder that we should all be students of our trade.

  3. John Womeldorf

    March 9, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I too tried to check out the courses offered at Colombia but it indicated they are free to Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:? Is there somthing I am missing ?

  4. Lani Rosales

    March 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The story has been updated to reflect removal of Columbia University from the list. Sorry about the confusion, it is a program that used to be open to the public that now appears restricted to staff and students. The other two programs remain open.

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