About Us

Welcome to Kobold School!

Kobold School of Real Estate is an approved real estate school by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for the purpose of offering Georgia-approved Salesperson, Broker Pre-license, Community Association Management Pre-licensing, and Continuing Education courses.

EDUCATORS

Barb Oliver has been practicing real estate since 1992 and has owned and operated her own brokerage, Tellus Realty, since 2005. Her wide range of experience includes everything from commercial real estate sales, residential real estate sales, land, foreclosure property, house flipping, short sales and rentals. This rich background of experience and her continued practice of real estate make her classes rewarding for new entrants into real estate and for current real estate agents who need continuing education credits.

Syd Oliver has been a practicing real estate professional since 1992 and continues to present. He has been an Associate Broker with Tellus Realty since 2005. In addition to selling both commercial and residential real estate he has performed many of the management duties of running a real estate brokerage. His duties have included management of facilities and independent agents, supervison and training of agents and business accounting. This unique experience gives him the ability to teach and empower students to reach their goals and master the subject material.

Kobold Entrance Qualifications for Students;

For Pre-licensing 75 hour course;

  • Be at least 17 years of age but must be 18 years of age to take the state salesperson examination.
  • Be a resident of Georgia, unless the applicant has complied with non-residency requirements.
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.

For Salesperson Post licensing 25 hour course;

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have passed the state real estate license examination within one year.
  • Be a resident of Georgia, unless the applicant has complied with non-residency requirements.
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.

For Broker’s and Associate Broker’s 60 hour license course;

  • Be at least 20 years of age but 21 years of age for license examination.
  • Be a resident of Georgia, unless the salesperson has complied with non-residency requirements.
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.
  • Hold an active license for at least three out of the five years immediately prior to course.

For Community Association Manager’s 25 hour license course;

  • Be at least 17 years of age but must be 18 years of age to take the state salesperson examination.
  • Be a resident of Georgia, unless the applicant has complied with non-residency requirements.
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.

For Continuing Education Courses;

  • Be at least 17 years of age but must be 18 years of age to take the state salesperson examination.
  • Be a resident of Georgia, unless the applicant has complied with non-residency requirements.
  • Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency.
  • Hold a Georgia real estate Salesperson, Broker, Associate Broker, Appraiser or CAM license.
  • Students will not receive continuing education credit for taking a class if they have taken the same course within the previous 12 months.

 Kobold Material Availability;

All class material and homework assignments the Commission requires for all the offered courses shall be available to students during office hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.  Materials shall be available in pre-printed formats as well as through video or audio equipment that Kobold shall maintain and make available when necessary to present Commission required course material.

 Kobold in-class environment;

Kobold shall conduct all classes in open class room or conference type spaces with video screens available, tables, chairs, sufficient lighting and good acoustics.  Kobold shall comply with all related provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide handicap access. For all courses proposed by Kobold “instructional hour” means a period of time of at least fifty minutes of instruction or other learning activity.  In-class instruction and testing in any course shall not exceed seven and one-half hours per day.  The school shall hold all in-class instruction between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. with breaks totaling at least fifteen minutes every two hours.  The schedule shall allow reasonable time for preparation for each classroom session.  All in-class instruction for Brokers Pre-license course students shall be separate from all in-class instruction for Salespersons Pre-license course students.  Instructors shall utilize no more than thirty minutes of audio or video material toward meeting any required in-class (or make-up) hours of instruction unless the Commission grants written authorization for such material prior to its use.

Kobold Make-up policy regarding attendance;

All in-class courses must be completed within one (1) year of the original enrollment date.  All required homework assignments must be completed satisfactorily before taking a school final examination.  Students must be on time and remain in class for the duration of each class session to receive credit.  Students who are more than 30 minutes late are required to make up the entire session.  Students who miss one or more sessions of a course may make up those sessions by attending similar sessions of the same course.  Only the Salesperson Prelicense, Postlicense, and Broker Prelicense, Community Association Management courses require a final examination.  All testing must be completed with one (1) year from the date of enrollment.  All required homework assignments must be completed satisfactorily before taking the school final examination.

 Measures and Standards;

Kobold shall certify a student as passing a course if the student attends all of the required number of hours of in-class instruction for which the school offers the course.  In addition the student must complete and pass all graded exercises and/or examinations required by the school with a passing grade of 75%.  Final examinations administered for Community Association Managers Prelicense, Salesperson Prelicense, Sales Postlicense, and Brokers Prelicense Courses, Kobold requires that students achieve a passing score consistent with the passing score required on state qualifying examinations for these licenses which is a 75%.  Kobold elects to allow any student who fails to achieve a passing score to take another examination on another day without repeating instruction within the following 60 day period.  If a student fails to achieve a passing score on a second final examination, the student must repeat all instruction of that course before taking another examination.  Only the Salesperson Prelicense, Postlicense, and Broker Prelicense, Community Association Management courses require a final examination.  All testing must be completed within one (1) year from the date of enrollment.