Categories: Hoboken Condos
People often comment to me as to how inept many real estate agents seem to be. One would think that having a license requirement of 75 hours of education and a continuing education requirement, there would be some basic level of competency in the industry. One would be wrong.
My biannual continuing ed. was due so I signed up for an on-line course to satisfy the requirements and avoid the late fine. We are required to take 12 credits (basically 4 courses) of classes by April 30 or pay an additional $200. I’ve done these classes since the CE requirement was instituted a few years back. The part that amazed me this time is that once you read through the lessons and take the practice quizzes there is a final exam for each course. The passing grade is zero. That is correct – you can get very single question wrong, pass the test and get your credit.
Your score: 0%
Congratulations! You successfully passed your exam.
The subject matter is also pretty humorous. Here are a few examples. Trust me, I could not make this stuff up:
In the “Going Green” module, one questions was to the effect of:
1. Using electronic marketing methods such as e-mail marketing campaigns, social media marketing campaigns, and phone broadcast and text message campaigns results in __________.
A. air pollution
B. loss of brain waves
C. savings on postage, printing and supplies
D. savings on office time
Agents can pay the $50ish dollars for the courses, sign onto the site, click through without reading a word, score a zero on the tests and satisfy their NJ continuing education requirement for the next two years. Seriously.