Friday, November 8, 2013


Some of the readers of this blog may want to know how the students in the September real estate prelicensing class fared.

Out of 54 students who enrolled in the class on September 9, 42 people passed the final exam on September 20. Four people dropped out of the class for a variety of reasons, one in the first few days and the last 3 in the last few days before the final. One person was auditing the course so did not sit for the final exam. That means about 85% of the people who completed the class passed the class.

Twenty Six scored 80% or higher with nine of them over 90% on the national part of the class final. One person scored 98% on the national part of the test. Seven people scored less than 70% on the national part of the final. 
Two students did not pass the Hawaii part of the class final .

Thirty eight people took the PSI licensing exams in the month of October from the Carol Ball School of Real Estate. 92% of them passed the uniform (National) part of the test and 81% passed the Hawaii part of the test.

Congratulations to all who passed!

If you are interested in a Hawaii Real Estate Prelicensing course that I teach please go to Select Hawaii and Prelicensing. I wrote and teach the accredited course that you can take any time any day

Please see blog entry below for more about the class.

See you online!

Mahalo nui,


Monday, November 4, 2013


Here are some of the features of the Hawaii Prelicense Online Course that I have written and am instructing for Continuing Ed Express.

Features of the Continuing Ed Express Online Hawaii Salesperson Prelicense Course

The Continuing Ed Express online Hawaii Prelicensing course is designed to help you pass the licensing exam. Here is how we do it:

Printable Snapshot Reviews at the end of the chapter  
Print up the reviews of each chapter to help you study for the exam.

Study for your real estate license the way the licensing exam is given.
The licensing exam is given in two parts, National questions and Hawaii questions.  Continuing Ed Express Hawaii Prelicensing Online separates the National material where you can learn the basics from the Hawaii state specific material where you apply the basics. Once you learn the basics it is a lot easier to understand the state-specific material which is the hardest part of the exam.

Audio overview preceding the chapters by your instructor, Carol Ball.
Your instructor and course designer, Carol Ball, recreated the lessons and techniques that she utilizes in her live prelicensing classes in Hawaii. Most of her students pass the real estate licensing exam after taking her course and passing it.* She introduces each chapter with an audio preface to the chapter to prepare you for the chapter.

(*91% of the students in her live class passed the National part of the licensing exam and 81% of the students passed the Hawaii part of the exam in 2012. PSI Testing Service 4/17/13.)

Navigation outline tells you exactly where you are in the course
A concise outline is located on the left side column of the course and provides you a menu of topics that are covered in the course. Once you have completed a section you can easily go back to review items that you want to understand better or about which you have questions.

Charts, Diagrams and Illustrations to help you understand difficult concepts
One of the most difficult things in a real estate course, besides the new vocabulary, is understanding concepts that are foreign to you. Realizing this difficulty, we furnish you with visual aids of the concepts to help you understand them.

Quizzes after each chapter
To help you practice what you learned, there are quizzes at the end of the chapters, separated into National (Uniform) and Hawaii sections just like the licensing exam, to increase your understanding of the fine points of the vocabulary and concepts.

Reinforcement of important information
Study tips such as “Remember This”, “Bright Idea” and instructional commentary by your instructor highlight important items throughout the course simulating interchange with your instructor as you have in a live course.

An opportunity to communicate with your instructor on every page
On every page there is an opportunity to communicate with your instructor. Once you have completed digesting the information you have read and still don’t understand it you may easily contact your instructor for further insight.

No text book is required for this course
Continuing Ed Express Hawaii online prelicensing course is complete. There is no additional textbook from which you have to study or order in addition to the course since the course presented online is complete.

Start right now! No waiting for materials. As soon as you register you can start the class.
REGISTER NOW at Choose State-Hawaii, Course Type-Prelicense

Mahalo nui,


Good news! The Hawaii Prelicensing online course has been released!
Thank you for inquiring about my real estate prelicensing class on Maui.
This is to let you know that the online prelicensing course that I am teaching has been released. I am giving the course through Continuing Ed Express, an established online real estate education school that also offers continuing education for real estate licensees throughout the nation as well as prelicensing courses in two other states besides Hawaii. I have worked with them for several years and am very happy to associate with them to author and instruct their real estate prelicensing course for Hawaii.
I have provided features of the online course so that you could find out more about it. Passing this course will fulfill the 60 hours of education required to obtain a Hawaii real estate license.
If you want to take this course please go to and select Hawaii, and Pre-License to obtain the course.
See you online!
Carol Ball,  M.Ed.
Carol Ball School of Real Estate

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Class Ended Today

We had a great class of 54 students who started out. 50 took the exam and 45 passed. They have such an adventure before them. I wish them all well.
Inquire about future classes at

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Prelicensing Class Begins September 9, 2013

It doesn't seem possible but we are nearing the start date of the Real Estate Prelicensing class which will be held September 9 through September 20 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Classes will be held daily Monday through Saturday from 9-4:30 with a class mid-term being given to students to take home for review on Sunday September 15. The class final, which students must pass with 70% will be held on September 20 from 8 am to 12 noon. Attendance at all classes is mandatory to pass and there is about 4 hours of homework nightly. If it all sounds rigorous, it is.

But the good news for those who dare, is that the licensing exam is held right after the end of class so license candidates could potentially have completed their requirements in less than three weeks. No guarantees but it is entirely possible if you do the math.

This is going to be a fairly large class, 45 students have signed up as of Friday. Please call 984-3231 if you want to enroll in the course. We will cap enrollment soon and you will be expected to pick up your materials on September 5 or 6 in order to prepare for Assignment 1 by the day class begins.

By the way, we do manage to have fun too. I would love to have you attend.
                                    This is a picture of students studying, not having fun.


Monday, May 6, 2013

September Class

In response to your many inquiries, I will be holding a real estate class September 9 to 20, 2013 at the Maui College.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday of the first week from 9 to 4:30. There is a take-home midterm on Sunday. The second week class is from Monday through Thursday 9 to 4:30 with the class final held on Friday from 8-12. If all goes well, the PSI state licensing exam will be given on Saturday for those who pass the class final. Students who do not pass the class final must retake the course (it doesn't have to be from me) and pass it in order to be eligible to take the licensing exam. Once you pass the licensing exam you may apply for an active real estate license by seeking a broker with whom to associate. According to the Maui College Spring catalogue the price of the course is $725 for tuition and $155 for materials.

Besides the six and a half hours of class daily you should spend about four hours at home to prepare for the next day's class. You will be lost unless you put in all the time required. And it will be a waste of money if you don't pass. If you can put aside these two weeks to prepare for something that will change your life, isn't it worth it?

Interestingly, even though there is a lot of new vocabulary and some of it sounds dry and boring, I have not had a single person say that the class was boring. Difficult, yes, but boring, never. So sign up if you like a challenge. We really do have fun but you have to discipline yourself.

Please call 984-3231 to register. Class fills up fast so register today.

Hope to see you then!

Mahalo, Carol

Friday, February 15, 2013


Congratulations to all of you very perceptive people out there who know that the real estate market is really heating up. It is believed that Realtors are usually the first to know because we are the first to see the buyers scurrying around to buy up those properties before the market starts to climb.

But I think that the people who are really the first to know are those without licenses who thought that they would want one eventually......they are the ones who are signing up for my classes because they know the time is NOW. Talk to those who just finished the class and are starting in the business. They will tell you how busy they are.

Jump in now and you will be ready. Two weeks and you will be good to go. Classes start February 25 and run until March 8.

JOIN UP NOW. CALL 984-3231 to register!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Aloha everyone-

If there are enough registrants I will hold a class February 25 to March 7, 2013.

The cost of the course is $880 including materials. Classes will be held at the Maui College in Kahului daily, including Saturday from 9-4:30. If you pass the class final given on Mar 7 from 8-12, you will be eligible to take the state licensing exam, hopefully scheduled for March 8. The cost of the state licensing exam is an additional $63.00.

Please call the Maui College, 984-3231 to register. 

I do not know when I will have another class. There were over 60 people wait listed by the end of 2012 but none of them appear to be able to make it for this scheduled date. Although I am hoping to be able to accommodate all who want to prepare for their licenses as the market is dramatically improving I do not have another class scheduled at this time and will hold this February class only if there are a  sufficient number of enrolees. 


Carol Ball, M. Ed.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Real Estate Prelicensing 2013

We ended 2012 with a bang with an unexpected December class. A dynamite class it was with 20 eager students. All but one passed the class and a few who passed are still working on the licensing exam.

I am deluged with calls about the next class which has not yet been scheduled. If you are interested in taking a prelicensing class, please call the Maui College at 984-3231 to be placed on the wait list. They will notify you when I schedule my next class.

Here is a hint. Sometimes I find a break in my schedule and am able, if there is a classroom available at the college, to schedule a class that was not previously planned on--depending on the demand. So it is always a good idea for you to place your name on the list so we have an idea of how many people are interested in taking it. That is why I gave the class in December even though I had not planned on it. So please call 984-3231 if you want to be on the list.

Hope to see you in class soon.