Choose The CE Shop Over Tristar Academy for Your
Real Estate Education

The CE Shop vs. Tristar Academy

When it comes to most real estate schools, talk is cheap. Schools like Tristar Academy want you to think they’re the best real estate school, but when you consider their lack of invested resources and unengaging curriculum, it’s pretty clear they’re inadequate compared to our award-winning courses and service. Don’t believe us? Take a look.

  1. Pass Rate Transparency

    We're among the highest in the nation!

    In the state of Maryland, publishing pass rates isn’t required, but it’s important. So, why would Tristar Academy not display these results on their website? We publish all of our state pass rates, showing you the value you’re getting by choosing the industry leaders in real estate education.

    Tristar Academy? They don't want you to know for a reason.

    National Portion of the MD Exam

     

    passed on the first attempt compared to the 62% state average.

    Maryland national pass rate chart

    State Portion of the MD Exam

     

    passed on the first attempt compared to the 58% state average.

    Maryland state pass rate chart

    State data provided by PSI. Results from 04/01/20 - 06/30/20. See full pass rate data here.

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  2. Cutting-Edge Career Resources

    We provide all the inside tips and advice you need to succeed.

    Our Agent Essentials resource pages provide critical information proven to help you get your license and become a successful real estate agent. Some schools like Tristar Academy have few offerings (out-of-date blogs and boring video guides), but they don't have anything else catered to your needs as an agent. Our experts spend countless hours researching trending topics, tips, and advice proven to help grow your business. We believe in our students’ long-term career, not the quick money grab.

    Using LEAP
    "I learned a lot, very relevant and easy to understand"

    Kimberly W.
    Completed Maryland CE Course

    Check Out Our Career Resources »

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  3. Extended Customer Service, Including
    Online Chat

    14 hours on weekdays, 9 hours on weekends.

    Our customer support is available 7 days a week, 7 AM - 9 PM CT on weekdays and 9 AM - 6 PM CT on weekends via phone, email, or online chat. Tristar Academy doesn’t invest nearly as many hours or as much manpower into helping their customers.

    We find this mind-boggling. Customer support is your greatest ally in quickly communicating your needs and issues and assessing ways we can push ourselves to be better. It’s our number one goal to provide you with the all-encompassing service you deserve.

    "Well designed and logically presented..."

    Robert V.
    Completed Maryland CE Course

    Using LEAP

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  4. One-Stop Shop

    WE CAN TAKE YOU FROM START TO SELLING PROPERTY

    We believe that becoming the best agent requires you to challenge yourself in new ways. Unlike Tristar Academy, we give you the option to choose from a variety of comprehensive packages, including a premium package that satisfies the state of Maryland’s requirements for Pre-Licensing, license renewal, and comes with additional courses that give you a unique advantage when it comes time to start selling.

    Shop Our Packages »

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  5. Refined Online Experience

    WE’VE BEEN ONLINE FROM THE BEGINNING

    Since our inception as a company, we’ve strived to be the leading-technology education for your success. Being 100% online for all this time has given us the opportunity to perfect the most efficient learning platform for getting agents licensed. Meanwhile, other real estate schools started as a brick-and-mortar school and only just recently joined the 21st century by offering online courses. While Tristar Academy may offer courses online, our sophisticated, refined platform allows courses to be easily and seamlessly completed on nearly any device, including mobile phones and tablets. The same can’t be said for the competition.

    "Thank you for making this easy to access."

    Henry V.
    Completed Maryland Course

    Using LEAP

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  6. Referral Program

    Have a friend interested in becoming an agent? We can help.

    We believe learning together is better. That’s why we offer all our students - whether taking Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, or Continuing Education - the ability to share knowledge and save money on our courses through our referral program. Learn more about how everybody benefits by referring a friend on our referral page.

    Earn money with our referral program »

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Choose Us—Full Scorecard

There’s many reasons why people consider us to be the industry-leaders in online real estate education. Discover today how The CE Shop can help you earn your license and be on your way to a fantastic career in real estate.

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All claims are a result of an industry-wide audit done by our inhouse team. If we missed something or have provided incorrect information, please let us know at marketing@theceshop.com.