Frequently Asked Questions

CORONAVIRUS: As of 3/13 all in-person courses are suspended until at least August 31st. We will be updating our home page and social medias as we are provided more information from the NCREC and our community leaders.

*Permanent rules for ONLINE courses July 1 and beyond have been newly established by NCREC – we are currently creating our July course schedules and hope to start class mid-late July. Stay tuned!

What is required to take an online course? You will need stable internet connection (wired via Ethernet is recommended), webcam and microphone, and students CANNOT log in on a mobile device. Students will need to sign up for a FREE Zoom.us account and download the app onto their laptop or desktop computer.

Do I have to be at my computer for the scheduled times or can I log in any time I’d like?
These online courses are synchronous (live) courses. Students will need to be logged in during the scheduled course times to be tracked for your attendance.

How do I log in to a course?
We will provide students with log-in information prior to the start of class. It may not be instantaneous, as we have to manual update orders and send out email to students. If you do not receive log-in information by the night before, please reach out via email: academy@seacoastrealty.com.

This log in will be a link and a password. Click the link to be taken to the course OR you can paste the link into the Meeting ID box. You will then need to put in the password provided.

How will I get my book and class materials?
NORTH CARLOLINA: 
For Pre-license courses: if you do not already have a physical copy, we will be issuing a redemption code for an e-book from the publisher. These e-books have many beneficial features such as read-aloud, flashcards, highlighting and more. Although we are still not providing the hard copy of the books, you can purchase one straight from the publisher HERE. We will also utilize Dropbox for all the in course materials, math workbook, and CRAM book.

Post-license courses: we are not selling any of the physical books you would receive on the first day of class. You can purchase a physical book directly from the NCREC or choose the electronic version in a yearly subscription. We will also ulitilze Dropbox for all the in course materials and packets you would normally receive in class.

CE in NORTH CAROLINA you will be provided a Dropbox link with the PDF of your booklet. 

SOUTH CAROLINA: For Unit I (Prelicense), the publisher does not have an e-book to distribute. Sam Hassell will be contacting you for book pick up, or if you purchase the $20 shipping option, we can send this book to you. The Unit II book will be sent electronically, as that is one we created ourselves.

CE in SOUTH CAROLINA you will be provided a copy of your booklets via your welcome email.

What are the costs of courses? What does tuition include?

NC Pre-license is $399 which can be split into two payments of $150 and $249. Post-license course prices vary. Full course is $180, returning students course cost is $160, and the book (which you only need to buy once) is $50. Continuing Education courses are $55 each, or $100 for two courses held on the same day.

SC Pre-license is $350 which can be split into two payments of $150 and $200. Our current Post-license (Unit II: Advanced Real Estate Principles course) is $275 which can consist of a $150 down payment and $125 second payment. If you would like to purchase both courses at once, and ensure your seats, there is a one-time cost of $625. Our courses are very competitively priced, and we do not offer any discounts at this time. Continuing Education courses are priced at $10/hour – Two hours for $20 and four hours for $40.

Tuition includes your book, worksheets, packets, highlighters, and an awesome instructor who will prepare you to pass that test!

What discounts do you offer?

We offer a returning student discount on the 3 required Postlicense courses in NC. When you take your Prelicense course with us, and all 3 Postlicense courses, you will save $60 off our already competitively priced tuition. If you sign up for a combined NC continuing education course (8 hours) on the same day, you will receive a $10 discount.

Who are the instructors? I want to take a class with a specific instructor, where do I find their classes?

Check out our instructor page!

How many locations do you have?

We currently provide courses in 5 North Carolina cities: Fayetteville, Jacksonville on Western (and Henderson), Hampstead, Wilmington, and Southport; and 2 South Carolina cities: Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.

When is your next course in my location?

To find the most up to date schedule of courses, check out your location on our website! As soon as our admin is given the schedules, they are uploaded on the website, and announced on our social media pages.

How do I register for a course?

All registration should be done online to ensure our instructors have all of your information and to reserve your seat. We do not take any credit card or banking account information over the phone, or through text/email, for your protection. View the video below for detailed directions.

 

How do I make my second payment and when is it due?

Second payments for Prelicense courses can be paid using the same process as your deposit. Choose your course, use the drop-down menu to pick “second payment” and proceed to check out. (Check out video above.) Second payments are due by, or on, the first day of class.

What courses do you offer?

We offer Prelicense, Postlicense and Continuing Education courses in our North Carolina locations. We also offer the Prelicense for Real Estate Salespersons (Unit I), Advanaced Real Estate Principals (Unit II), and with Continuing Education courses, in our South Carolina locations.

What schedules do you offer?

Depending on location we offer day, evening, and weekend courses. Check your location to see what the exact schedule will be.

Can I miss a class?

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires students to meet a minimum attendance in order to take the end of course exams. For Prelicensing you are able to miss 20%, or roughly 15 hours. For Postlicensing course you are only able to miss 10%, or up to 3 hours. You should not miss any time in a continuing education course.

In South Carolina you are required to attend all the classes.

How do I get my license in NC?

Check out the Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina Booklet and our Licensing in North Carolina page.

How do I get my license in SC?

Check out the South Carolina Real Estate Commission website, and our Licensing in South Carolina page.

What do I need to do to get my license in NC/SC if I am licensed in another state?

If you are a licensed real estate agent in another jurisdiction, we suggest you speak with the NCREC an SCREC to receive a comprehensive answer for your specific situation. We are not the authority on each individual and state’s transfer-ability and/or what classes, if any, you will need to complete. We are happy to help you complete these courses in a timely manner after you have confirmation from the REC.

What is your refund policy/how do I get a refund?

Our refund policy is as follows: we are happy to refund you your full tuition PRIOR to the start of your course. Should you be unable to attend or complete a course, we may transfer your balance forward the next course that fits your schedule on a case by case basis. Please contact customerservice@seacoastrealestateacademy.net to request a refund.

What do I do if a course is “out of stock” on the website? How do I get on the wait list?

If a course is “out of stock” we have already sold each of the available seats inside our classroom. This can happen days, weeks, or a month in advance. At this point in time, we would be taking names, numbers and/or email address of students willing to be on a “wait list” for the course, should a spot open up prior, or on, the first day of class. Email or call customer service to be added to this wait list.

If you think the course is out of stock in error (we do make mistakes) please let us know at customerservice@seacoastrealestateacademy.net making sure to include the city, as we often have courses starting on the same dates in multiple locations.

Can I come in and talk to someone in person in my city?

We understand that you need to get all your questions answered before you make a big decision, but we also know you like the lower cost of courses. We do not have brick-and-mortar offices in any city we provide courses in. Should you want to speak to someone over the phone, our admin is happy to talk you through your concerns at their direct line 910-679-6119. Call or texting is available, as well as email at customerservice@seacoastrealestateacademy.net.

When do I need to have my Postlicense courses completed?

In NC you will need to complete your post license courses within 18 months of receiving your license due to a change in license law on July 1st, 2020. Check here for the NCREC Licensing FAQ.

In SC you must take the Advanced Principles of Real Estate Course (Postlicensing) before you’re rewarded a South Carolina Real Estate License. You may take the advanced course prior to taking the state exam, but the Prelicensing Course covers everything you need to know for the exam.

What forms of payment do you accept? Do you take MyCAA?

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, personal check, or cash (although some instructors will not accept cash). Sorry, we are not compatible with MyCAA.

What social media outlets do you use?

We utilize Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.