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Using Chromebooks for Training

Hello All,

One thing Realtors and Brokers have to consistently do is train and earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units). The cool thing is that this can all be done completely online and since every online learning platform for Real Estate that I have encountered is completely web-based, that means you can do it on Chrome OS!

A couple great places to get real estate training done online are:

The CE Shop
NAR Online Learning Center

I am aware that there are other sites out there; I just personally have not used them yet so I am not going to recommend a site that I have not personally used yet.

Another thing I might add is that we should not just be focused on what is just required in terms of CEUs, we should also be constantly learning about different types of technology and how they may help (or in some cases not help) how we conduct business in the Real Estate industry.

Usually I have a little more to say than this, but with the current pandemic situation things have been a little slow. Speaking of pandemic situation, please continue to practice social distancing, sanitize everything, and stay healthy!

Thanks for reading!

-Dave

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