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Pamela F.

07/20/2015

Overall

I took the online course, as well as the test prep class for the Basic I Pre License class. I passed my state exam the first time through with a 92!

I am about to sign up for the Basic II class. Very easy to work through online, and you can always show up to the classroom anytime you want if you need extra help.

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B B.

06/20/2014

Overall

I just finished my Basic I Pre License class and just passed the PSI state real estate exam. I enrolled and completed the class through Charles Barnes School because it came highly recommended. I took the online class because like many students (at least I assume) I have to work during the day and driving to Moore from Northwest OKC wouldn't be convenient for me to attend the classroom sessions. I have taken online courses during college through both OU and UCO so I am familiar with how they work and realize that you have to be more dedicated and focused when taking one of these courses since you are on your own essentially.



One thing I did not enjoy about the online course was the layout. Many of the topics that should have been read as headings for new topic areas were not bolded or differentiated from the other content, therefore in some spots making it confusing to know if we were moving on to another topic of discussion or staying on the previous topic. It is mostly a layout issue that could be easily corrected.



I felt many of the questions (and I know this isn't supposed to be "easy") were very tricky. It was quite annoying when I failed the school's final exam by ONE question (out of 200) because of tricky wording. I understand that this is a school and the students need to learn the information, but it was very bothersome when after so many problematic questions it felt as though the school is out to trick you rather than to help you.



Though I did learn a lot through the class, I have to say I enjoyed the PSI Exam prep much more than the class Barnes school offered. The content was much easier to understand and seemed to be geared towards a younger audience, which I appreciated. There were several terms that, the PSI review explained, meant the same as another term, for example "estate for years" and "tenancy for years." Barnes class never mentioned the terms that had interchangeable names and I spent much of my study time confused over these. They could do a better job at explaining things to their students.



Lastly, never was it mentioned that as a first time applicant for the real estate license, you will be obtaining a Provisional Sales Associate license. The term "provisional sales associate" was never mentioned in the class until the state portion of the class, and still then it is not made clear that that license is what you will receive first upon passing the state test. I was led to believe I was taking the sales associate exam all along.



All in all, I feel that Barnes school could do a better job at informing their students and not assuming that we know everything to begin with. I just graduated from UCO with a degree in Public Health and have had no experience whatsoever with business or financing classes, so this was all very new to me and therefore very confusing and difficult at times. However, Barnes was available to answer any questions I had.

oksales2000

02/07/2010

Overall
Very willing to help with onli...

Very willing to help with online course and very knowledgeable about real estate. It was an easy process to get started.

jbt103

02/04/2010

Overall
Horrible Experience

If you want a good class and a good education, this is NOT the school for you. DO NOT EVEN KID YOURSELF WITH THE ONLINE CLASS!! I took the courses and was given false information SEVERAL times during the class and when I contacted them for my money back, they said they weren't obligated to since I had already started courses. How was I to know something was wrong until I had started courses? Do yourself a favor and go anywhere but here. If you see any good reviews, it's probably posted by a staff member.

claimed iconBusiness Response05/04/2011

We at Barnes Real Estate School bend over backwards to help our students. If this person will call me personally and tell me of their complaints it would be appreciated. charles barnes, owner

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