Complaint Review: Armbrust Real Estate Institute d/b/a AREI Colorado
Armbrust Real Estate Institute d/b/a AREI Colorado Armbrust Real Estate Institute Colorado, Patrick Armbrust, AREI Real estate licensing, Real estate license Greenwood Village Colorado
*Consumer Comment: Don't blame the school for your personal failure
*Consumer Comment: My days at Armbrust (with a 40 oz in the fridge)
*Consumer Comment: Armbrust The Best!
*Author of original report: I retract my statements, Armbrust is good school
*General Comment: AREI
*Consumer Comment: Totally disagree!
*Consumer Comment: The Complaint is not Supported by the Record
*General Comment: Couldn't disagree more
I signed up with Armbrust Real Estate Institute (AREI) to get my Colorado Real Estate License because they had the highest pass rate on the state exam. Only after sinking $1,000.00 into the course and wasting months of my life did I realize why they had the highest score on the exam.
In order to pass the pre-licensing course and get the REC 33 certificate you need to take the real exam, you have to pass the AREI practice exam. I am a college graduate of the University of Colorado and have done graduate study so I am pretty smart and a good test taker. So, when I failed the first practice exam by like 3 points I was pretty upset. However, I thought maybe I just needed to study a little harder and I would pass the second time. A few weeks later I again failed the exam by like 2 points.
I have come to realize that, based on my subjective observations, less than half of the people that go through the AREI class pass their practice exams and therefore are even able to take the real exam. AREI makes the test unreasonably difficult and nearly impossible to pass. After thinking about why this was I could only come to the conclusion that it is a result of Patrick Armbrust’s greed.
You see, Patrick makes money by charging students $399 to take the class for a second time plus $30/hour for tutoring. So, it is to Patrick’s financial benefit, as owner of AREI, to fail as many students as possible so that he can collect another $399 plus tutoring fees. As a fringe benefit of his financial scheme, his high pass rates due to weeding so many people out make his school look like it is the best when judged by pass rate.
So, obviously I recommend you stay away from AREI. Patrick is a scam artist who doesn’t care about your success, only your money. Consider yourself warned.
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