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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 22 currently available Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 52,297 reviews for a rating of 4.46 out of 5.
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  • Level 1 Risk Management: Avoiding Violations

    (1611 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 Brokers

    (769 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 2 Risk Management for Salespersons

    (878 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.


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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (8481 Ratings)
    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

    (1774 Ratings)
    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

    (1251 Ratings)
    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.


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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

    (8588 Ratings)
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    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. 

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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (2796 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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  • Fair Housing

    (4130 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.

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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (1779 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    In the fast-paced world of real estate, 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, or take advantage of marketing opportunities. Making these mistakes and identifying their solutions is a valuable part of the learning process, and will better prepare you as a practicing licensee. Your instructor will guide you through the common mistakes made in the real estate industry and provide you with tips on how to avoid real estate pitfalls, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned, top-producing agent.

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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About FHA

    (2894 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 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.


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  • Code of Ethics

    (3806 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Did you know that the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics is over 100 years old? Though the real estate market has evolved a lot since 1913, one aspect that has not changed is that home buyers continue to select professionals who hold themselves to a high ethical standard. Familiarity with the current Code of Ethics will allow you to build stable and lasting relationships with your clients. Your instructor will provide you 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. Additionally, your instructor will  enhance your understanding of ethical behavior by providing you with sample scenarios and common illegal practices to guide the practical decision-making of licensees.

    *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.

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    "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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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (1341 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.95

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    The difference between a good listing agreement and a lousy one has everything to do with your knowledge and preparation of the document. Being well-prepared and knowing how to distinguish between certain categories of agreements will not only yield a good listing agreement, it will give you confidence with a wide range of clients. Your instructor will provide you an in-depth look at the intricacies of listing agreements and will explore some case studies to help you better understand listing agreements as they are used throughout a real estate career.


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

    (904 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    As a practicing or potential property manager, you should familiarize yourself with fair housing laws in order to avoid possible liabilities or violations. These violations can often be expensive and can damage your reputation with clientele. Your instructor will cover the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management and will provide you with a detailed look at scenarios where you could find yourself in violation of fair housing laws. In addition, your instructor will also offer useful examples and suggestions for you to incorporate into your practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.


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

    (739 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Lead is a hazard that, as a practicing real estate professional, you will face at some point in your career. With all of the negative side effects of lead, it’s important for you to recognize the dangers that lead-based products pose in the properties you manage. Your instructor will provide you with basic knowledge of lead-based paint, which is required for residential property management, and will cover such topics as lead-based paint issues, an overview of the pre-2010 EPA rules and requirements, and the FTC Red Flag Rule for property managers.


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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (636 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    The real estate contract is perhaps one of the least understood documents in the real estate market, and yet it is the contract that is used most often. For your clients, the purchase of a home is generally the most expensive and life-changing decision they will make. Therefore, whether you are new to the real estate market or an established expert, it is important that you understand the fundamentals of contract law in order to protect both your and your clients’ interests. Your instructor will provide you with 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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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (4053 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    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. Becoming the go-to person in a particular area of real estate can set you apart from your colleagues and be a very lucrative strategy. Your instructor will help you identify a niche that you may want to specialize in and coach you on how to market yourself as an expert in that niche.

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

    (1742 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    In today’s real estate market, the average buyer rarely has the wealth to purchase property without some form of financing. Typically, that financing is in the form of a mortgage. As a real estate agent, being knowledgeable about how real estate financing works will allow you to effectively advise potential clients on mortgage and loan options. Your instructor will provide you with an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. 

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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (872 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Many people in the real estate industry often are tremendously confused when it comes to determining the appraiser’s role in a real estate transaction. For real estate professionals, appraisers are often seen as a roadblock because their opinion on the value of the property often determines whether or not a deal is closed. Your instructor will clear up some of the confusion that surrounds real estate appraisal by demonstrating how to work collaboratively with appraisers and by providing you with information on the steps you can take when you feel as though the assessment that the appraiser has made was flawed.

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

    (452 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Did you know that Craigslist has over 1.5 million new postings EVERY DAY and over 40 million unique visitors per month? This high-traffic website has become one of the most innovative marketing tools for practicing real estate professionals, and has been promoted as a great resource for marketing listings and endorsing brokers. While there are a number of rewards to using Craigslist as a marketing tool, there are pitfalls and challenges to making it work for your practice. Your instructor will provide you with in-depth information on the ins and outs of Craigslist marketing and the website’s numerous benefits and dangers.


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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1631 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $29.95

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    From disgruntled tenants to property damage, it’s certain that a property manager will take on a number of different challenges. Being knowledgeable about these issues will allow you to complete your daily duties as effectively as possible. Your instructor will guide you through the general topics that affect property managers by providing you with in-depth information on issues relating to property owners, tenant-centric topics, and the potential pitfalls when running a property management business.


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

    (1170 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Have you ever heard the adage, “The best way to resolve conflicts is to avoid them”? In the real estate market, property management can present a number of conflicts, some of which are unavoidable. Your instructor will provide you with a “war chest” of the tools you need to be able to address conflict both inside and outside a property management company, and he will guide you through the process of dealing with clients and negotiating agreements. Additionally, in an effort to avoid conflicts that are based on cultural mistakes, your instructor will utilize conflict resolution strategies.


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