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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 27 currently available Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 66,015 reviews for a rating of 4.43 out of 5.
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  • Level 2 Risk Management for Brokers

    (196 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    As a broker, it is your responsibility to manage risks in your office, branch, or company. If you are the qualifying broker, the burden is even greater in practicing risk management. This course, which is a supplement to both “Level 1 Risk Management: Avoiding Violations” and “Level 2 Risk Management for Salespersons” consists of two major sections – Managing Money and Managing People, and will guide you through risk management practices and problems that are prominent in sales transactions. Your instructor, Earl Martin, will cover topics such as procedures for proper handling of money in sales transactions, violations of license law in handling and mishandling money, leadership qualities demonstrated by successful brokers, and a number of others. 


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  • Level 1 Risk Management: Avoiding Violations

    (425 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Currently, more and more real estate licensees are coming under legal, official, and unofficial scrutiny for mistakes or oversights they made in the field. Not only do these errors affect the result of your transaction, they damage your reputation as well. Whether you are a salesperson, associate broker, or qualifying broker, being able to make a good living and stay out of trouble while selling, leasing and/or managing real estate is vital to your success. Risk management is one way to avoid these potentially harmful mistakes. Your instructor, Earl Martin, will teach you how to avoid being the subject of a formal complaint to the Alabama Real Estate Commission and help you to avoid being the subject of a lawsuit or criminal complaint.


    This course is iPad compatible.


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  • Level 2 Risk Management for Salespersons

    (178 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    In addition to the topics covered in the required course “Level 1 Risk Management: Avoiding Violations,” you must also be familiar with the areas of Agency and Sales Contracts in practicing effective risk management. Having a working knowledge of these aspects of real estate transactions, combined with an innate desire to do what is proper and right, will guide you through a career of trouble free sales and leasing. Your instructor, Earl Martin, will provide in-depth information on these topics and more from a risk management perspective.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (6097 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course. Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible and contains audio/video components throughout. If you've ever thought about increasing your business by working with investor clients this course is for you! Whether the property is a small rental house or a big shopping center, there are specific skillsets, terminology and experience required to give these types of clients the reasonable skill and care that is to be expected of a real estate agent. Your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM will guide you through the process of evaluating an investment property. You will learn how to use an Investment Property Worksheet to calculate the cash flow, income tax savings, depreciation and rate of return for a rental property. In addition the instructor will coach you through a real world case study that involves assisting an investor who is interested in purchasing an investment property. The process will be simple and fun! The worksheet and information presented in this course will serve you throughout your entire real estate career.

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 2

    (875 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible and contains audio and video components throughout. Master the skills necessary to work successfully with real estate investors in this entertaining and enlightening course. You will build upon the basic knowledge you gained in How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1. (Please note: It's not a requirement to have taken Part 1 first. This is a stand-alone course.) You'll laugh and learn as your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, enthusiastically leads you through real world, rental property examples. When you've completed this course, you'll be able to comfortably "talk the talk" with your investor clients about such items as: cash flow, NOI, depreciation, rate of return, cap rate, cash on cash and much more. You'll be able to put to use five different methods to determine a rental property's value. This course will increase your confidence when working with investor clients and open your eyes to many new opportunities.

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  • Give Your Clients the Green Light: Simple Ways to Green a Home

    (201 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    In recent years, green building has become more than just a trend. Nearly 40% of home buyers consider energy efficient features to be "very important". This is not simply because home buyers wish to reduce their environmental footprint. The cost of sustainable materials and products is low, making green building one of the most cost-effective types of construction. Therefore, knowledge of the green building market segment will allow you a competitive advantage in the real estate industry. Your instructor, Bob Fleck, will guide you through the fundamentals of green building and will place special emphasis on water, indoor air quality, and electricity.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (2847 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course will focus on those tools necessary to successfully market, negotiate, and close the sale of a property. Participants will examine the components of a Competitive Market Analysis, as well as the factors that can cause the value and listing price of a property to be different. Students will also discuss the process of a transaction from offer to contract to closing, with special emphasis on the negotiation from initial offer to contract. In addition, students will also look at some of the issues that can arise between contract and closing, and what steps to take if the transaction comes apart at closing.


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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

    (7820 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $29.95

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    The purchase of a property is often the single largest and most important purchase a person will make in their lifetime. With the proper care, and an eye toward professional conduct, the process of buying property can be tremendously beneficial for both buyer and you. Understanding the complexities of the buyer/licensee relationship will allow you to communicate effectively with your customer or client and provide you with the tools you need to make a successful sale. Your instructor, Bob Fleck, will give you intimate knowledge of agency and fiduciary relationships, explore the process of selecting properties for purchase, and guide you through the procedure of constructing an offer. 


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Basics of Green Building for Real Estate

    (3775 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    There are hundreds of controversial ideas being asserted by environmentalists, politicians, and other stakeholders about the subject of “green building;” therefore, it’s important that, as a real estate agent, you have a place at the table and possess working knowledge of the principles of green building.  Your instructor, Bob Fleck, will provide you with in-depth information on the principles and give an overview of recent activity across the United States regarding the green building movement and the ways in which consumers are responding to this relatively new market segment.


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  • The Power of Exchange: Discover the Value of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    (5014 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Did you know that 1031 tax deferred exchanges are currently on the rise nationwide? Though the downturn in the real estate market resulted in a significant drop-off, the market is now recovering and the demand for 1031 exchanges is stronger than ever. As a real estate agent, knowing the fundamentals of 1031 tax deferred exchanges will allow you to infiltrate this burgeoning market. Your instructor, Kennen Cohen, will cover both the IRS rules and guidelines on 1031 exchanges and will provide valuable information that will allow you to enhance your professional expertise in assisting investor clients who are seeking to benefit from capital gains tax deferral.



    This course contains audio and video.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Fair Housing

    (4546 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    Discrimination can be subtle, overt, and often unintentional. As a real estate professional, it’s important that you avoid discrimination in order to build lasting relationships with customers and clients. To do this, you must be aware of and compliant with the laws that govern housing discrimination. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will cover the history of fair housing and provide you with an in-depth examination of the most pertinent legislation in force today. Additionally, your instructor will analyze specific advertising policies and discriminatory practices in sales, rentals, and financing of real estate.


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  • Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures

    (7621 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    4.00
    $39.95

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    Liens, taxes, and foreclosures are perhaps three of the most important components of the real estate market. Your instructor, Richard McKissock, will provide you with a comprehensive study of all aspects of liens, titles, and foreclosures, addressing all types of liens and their classifications. Your instructor will also discuss taxes and their importance in the real estate industry, in addition to foreclosures and how to delay and dispute them.


    This course is iPad compatible.



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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About FHA

    (3657 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    FHA has insured more than 34 million properties since its inception, making it the largest insurer of mortgages in the world. Understanding the FHA’s requirements and protocols will equip you with the tools you need to provide satisfactory lending services for your clients. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will give you an in-depth look at FHA mortgage lending policies and familiarize you with the current regulations and how they apply to residential lending for various property types.


    This course is iPad compatible.



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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (947 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course serves as a guide for agents to learn about common mistakes made in the real estate industry and how to avoid falling into the pitfalls, whether a newbie, or a seasoned, top producing agent. Many licensees get so caught up in their daily events that they forget to put a business plan in place, do their homework on their neighborhood, use the necessary forms, and take advantage of marketing opportunities. This course will cover all of that and more.

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  • Short Sales

    (5508 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    The struggling economy has forced everyone in real estate to rethink their strategies and create viable financing options in order to assist homeowners. The majority of these options are managed between the bank and homeowner, but it is the short sale that you, as a real estate professional, can use in order to facilitate a home sale and perhaps help improve a struggling market. Your instructor, Richard McKissock, will help you to understand the fundamentals of short sales and will provide you with insight into the ways you can work with banks and homeowners to mitigate losses while working in a declining market.


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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (1088 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides an in-depth look at listing agreements. The listing agreement and the attached addenda is the contract between the brokerage and the seller. There are many important terms and conditions stated within this contract that the course covers, such as the commission rate, the length or duration of the listing, the consequences of a breach by the seller, the terms under which dual agency is handled, seller’s disclosures, cancellation of a listing, ownership of a listing, and other terms which are of extreme importance. In this course, you will explore the many intricacies of this agreement as well as some case studies to help you better understand listing agreements as they are used throughout a real estate career.

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  • Code of Ethics

    (4691 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course was designed to fulfill 3 hours of real estate continuing education. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® as it applies to the profession of real estate.

    *Note to REALTOR Members- This course is approved for continuing education credit by the state real estate commissions, meets NAR Quadrennial Code of Ethics Standards and is accepted by local Realtor boards/associations across the country as a compliant Code of Ethics course. It is however the responsibility of the member to verify with their local board/association that they also accept the course as compliant with the Realtor Quadrennial Ethics requirement. We are more than happy to provide content for review/approval if there are any concerns about compliance. If so, please contact customer service at 800-328-2008.

    "This course meets the National Association of REALTORS Quadrennial Code of Ethics requirement. Please check with your local association for approval."

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  • Simple Questions, Big Consequences: How to Avoid Fair Housing Violations as a Property Manager

    (765 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management. The course begins with historical overview of prejudice and fair housing laws in the United States in order to give the student an appropriate understanding of the true intent of the current laws. The course continues with a detailed look at scenarios where a property manager could find themselves in violation of fair housing laws. The course finishes with useful examples and suggestions for the property manager to institute into their practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.

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  • Danger in Plain Sight: Understanding Lead Paint for Property Managers

    (653 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the basic knowledge of lead-based paint which is required for residential property management. This course begins with a general explanation of lead-based paint issues. It proceeds with an overview of the pre 2010 EPA requirements concerning lead-based paint in residential rentals. It also outlines the new EPA rule enacted in April 2010. The course concludes by switching gears and discussing the FTC Red Flag Rule for property managers.

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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (3598 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Many real estate agents operate in a certain specialty or "niche," and perhaps with a little thought, many more would take the time to discover the benefits of carving out a niche for themselves. When agents market themselves as experts in a certain aspects of the industry, it not only helps the agent, but the client/customer as well. Customers need to know who the most knowledgeable, experienced professional in the area is. If there is an agent who specializes in the topic the customer needs assistance with, it is good for the industry if that customer is made aware of that agent. This real estate continuing education course is designed to help agents identify a niche that they may want to specialize in and to be able to market themselves as an expert so that all customers are receiving the best care possible by an experienced expert in the real estate industry.

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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (404 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides a unique look at contracts, from the history to the evolution, from definitions to types, and from Purchase and Sale to Loan Assumption Addendum.

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  • Mortgages, Loans, and Laws - How They Help Your Client

    (1022 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. The course is designed to provide an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. Upon completion, students will understand how real estate financing works and will be better suited to advise home buyers about real estate financing.

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  • Craigslist Marketing: How to Effectively Use Craigslist and Avoid Scams

    (323 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Craigslist can be a powerful marketing tool for any real estate agent, but if proper precautions are not taken, the agent AND the client could easily become victims of a scam. This course is designed to help agents navigate through the world of Craigslist and enjoy all the benefits while avoiding the dangers.

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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (508 Ratings)
    Alabama real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Perhaps the most frustrating and misunderstood aspect of the real estate transaction for an agent is the appraisal. Appraisers are often seen as a roadblock in the process of closing a deal because so much depends on their opinion of value. This course is designed to clear up some of the confusion that surrounds the real estate appraisal by showing agents how to better work with appraisers and the steps that can be taken when the agent feels that the appraisal is flawed.

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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1536 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers general topics that affect property managers. The course is divided into three sections, the first section deals with issues relating to owners. The middle section covers tenant-centric topics. While the third and last section covers topics relating to running a property management business.

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  • A Property Manager's War Chest of Tools for Conflict Resolution

    (1176 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course examines the different tools a property manager need to use to be able to address conflict both inside the property management company, dealing with clients and customers, and negotiating outside disagreements. This course uses conflict resolution to give a base understanding of different cultures in an effort to avoid conflicts that are based on cultural mistakes. The course also gives an example of an inter-office conflict resolution program.

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  • Commercial Real Estate: From the Beginning

    (544 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    This course is iPad compatible.  Commercial real estate can be an interesting and lucrative path in the real estate profession, but it’s not for everyone. There is additional knowledge and skillset necessary for those who would like to expand their reach in the industry by going into commercial real estate. This course starts off with a basic overview of the different types of commercial properties and some of the calculations used in basic financial analysis. It builds into introducing the valuation process and return on investment before going into how to list and market a commercial property.

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