This course was by far the best option for the Broker's real estate course.  I feel confident that I am prepared for the State Exam. Barb

was very professional and highly knowledgable.  Great course and would highly recommend Barb.

Megan Paz


I had a wonderful experience with this brokers class. Barb Sander displayed the utmost professionalism during the entire course. Her thorough knowledge is incredible. She supplied us each day of class with amazing study guides and outlines. Her practice exams were very helpful in learning the material. Barb was extremely patient with each of us to make sure that all our questions were completely answered. If you do as Barb says and study, you will do just fine. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants the best real estate experience.

-Brent Kahl


I had the privilege of attending the real estate salespersons class that Barb Sander instructed in the early 2000's. As many have heard, the course information and state examination can be challenging! Barb's knowledge, extensive experience, clarity and teaching style made it enjoyable and easy to pass the course. Additionally, I was well prepared for the state test that I successfully passed the first time. I would highly recommend the "Hands on Real Estate Career Institute" for any real estate instruction knowing it is headed by Barb Sander!
- Linda LaPilusa

If you are interested in making Real Estate a career, your first step is finding the right place to take your classes. Being new to Southern Indiana and beginning a second career, I checked into everything available to me and asked a million questions. Everyone I spoke to recommended Barb Sander at Ivy Tech. They said "Everyone that takes Barb's classes passes their state tests the first time." Barb made class time informative and easy to understand. She gave detailed study guides along with homework to help prepare you for the three exams you must pass prior to taking your state tests. She was always encouraging when I told her I was too old to learn and remember everything. When I took my state tests, I finished them in half the amount of time I was given, the person handing me my results said I must have been well prepared! I passed my first time and am working with a team at RE/MAX Advantage and enjoy the opportunities my new career has given me.
- Sharon Gordon

Barb is an excellent instructor. Barb didn't just recite facts and figures, she genuinely cared about her student's ability to pass the licensing exam and it showed in how she ran her classes. She took the time to explain real estate rules and concepts and gave us real world examples to drive home each lesson. Barb was always willing to stay after class and answer questions and she understood that I wasn't just trying to pass a test, but that I would be pursuing a career in real estate after I was licensed. She taught with my ultimate goal in mind and she was always there to encourage me to push forward. I highly recommend Barb Sander and I believe she can help you achieve your goal of becoming a Realtor.
- Mike Schoonover, Licensed Realtor

Barb was a wonderful teacher. She was very thorough with each aspect of the class. When I went to take my tests, I was confident that I had learned the information enough to pass with flying colors and I did! Most importantly, I have applied my knowledge many times since and often used Barb as a resource for tough questions or situations. Being a "Bard Sander's student" has lead me to be a top producer year after year! The advantage of a foundational knowledge of real estate is essential. Barb Sander real estate school will give you that and more!
- Patti Howard

After working in the corporate world for 27 years, the company I worked for relocated out of town. I had always been very interested in Real Estate, so I decided to give it a try. My husband and I had recently purchased a home from a very well known local Realtor. I contacted him with my plans to become a Realtor to get his advice, and he immediately said that I should take the course that has Barb Sander as instructor. He went on to say that Barb works very hard to assure that all of her students pass her class and the State exam. Our entire class did just that. Barb's class fostered an atmosphere of camaraderie that still exists long after the class.
- Sandra Posey

In 2012 when I started my real estate career Barb Sander was my instructor. I really enjoyed the class and especially loved having Barb teach the class. I learned a lot from her because she is so knowledgeable on the subject and always had time for the class when we had extra questions. I have had several friends ask me how I got started and where I took the class. I always tell them to seek out Barb and take the class from her because she does an excellent job preparing her students not only for the certification to become a real estate agent or broker, she does a great job getting her students ready for a career in real estate. I cannot recommend her enough!
- Eric Hobaugh

After 25 years of being out of school, I decided to become a Realtor. To say the least I was very nervous about studying and taking test after all these years. Fortunately for me Barb Sander was my teacher. Barb was an excellent teacher and always willing to help till I understood the material. I didn't realize at the time just how prepared I was for my big test, but come test day I felt very confident. I can give credit to Barb Sander for her teaching skills. I would definitely recommend Barb if you're looking to start a career in Real Estate.
- Cindy Niehoff

I had the opportunity to have Barb Sander as my instructor for my broker's class. She went above and beyond to make sure that we all had a great experience. She was very detailed and really coached me on what to expect on the test. This helped me a lot to be confident and apply all the principles she taught me even today in the business.
- Derek Elbert

I found the real estate class I took that Ms. Sander taught to be a very well organized class. Ms. Sander covered everything that one would need to pass the state exam. The students received lots of hand outs and study guides to help expand on the text material. If a student attends all classes and does all the homework they should have no problem with the exams. Ms. Sander is very good about answering all class questions. Would recommend this class to anyone interested in becoming a real estate agent.
- Virginia Hoskins, Former Student