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  • Ethical Dilemmas for Iowa Real Estate Professionals

    (37 Ratings)
    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Practicing real estate professionals face ethical dilemmas every day. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of ethics and communication used in the practice of real estate. We will differentiate between legal and ethical standards as well as learning types of communication to expedite the processes between agent and client. While there are a number of Fair Housing laws governing acts of discrimination, the fact remains that many of the potential violations are based on unethical practices. It is critical for the practicing real estate professional to understand the importance of the ethical issues surrounding Fair Housing.

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  • Iowa Real Estate Law Update Course

    (36 Ratings)
    8.00
    $49.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to keep real estate professionals in Iowa up-to-date on all the legislation that is relevant to the industry.

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (9093 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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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

    (2023 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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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  • Helping Buyers Narrow in on Their Dream Home

    (565 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.95

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    Sometimes buyers don't know what they want, or they think they know what they want, but nothing is quite right.  This course will start with the importance of having buyers pre-approved for financing if they need it.  We will provide some techniques to help buyers prioritize the things they want in a home and adjust his or her standard buying strategies to suit the needs of different buyers.  While summarizing some important consumer preference studies we will shed light on how real estate licensees can simplify the home-buying process.  We know that every buyer is different and this course will drill down the facts to help buyers discover what they truly want in their home.

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

    (1566 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Listing Agreements

    (3422 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    The listing agreement is the first contract in what can be a long process to the sale and closing of a property.  We 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 your real estate career.  There are many important terms and conditions stated within a listing agreement, this course will define these as well as note the importance of using the latest version.  By the end of the course you will also be more familiar the new laws and have access to useful resources to get further in your professional career.   

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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

    (8572 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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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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  • Agency Law

    (2379 Ratings)
    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed as a practical guide that will cover all facets of the law of agency. It will cover the history of agency law and common law and give an overview of the development of the agency arrangement throughout the years. The course will explain the key elements of fiduciary responsibility, as well as the consequences for failing to carry out those responsibilities.

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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (7866 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. As a real estate agent, you are placed in a position of special trust. Your clients expect you to deliver the best skill and care as a part of your fiduciary duties. You counsel your clients on strategy, help them complete mounds of paperwork, and sometimes even advise them on home staging. With all of this going on, it's easy to forget about your clients' personal safety or the safety of their belongings. Your clients are counting on YOU to know the common risks associated with a real estate transaction and the best practices for minimizing those risks. This course is designed to highlight some of those things that you will want to consider while representing your client.

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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (2621 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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

    (3853 Ratings)
    4.00
    $29.95

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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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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (1485 Ratings)
    4.00
    $29.95

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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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  • Code of Ethics

    (3587 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course will not satisfy the mandatory 4 hour ethics requirement. "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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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (2184 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About FHA

    (2756 Ratings)
    4.00
    $29.95

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

    (909 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (4346 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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

    (787 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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

    (2171 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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

    (1036 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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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  • Pocket Listings: Is this Trend for You?

    (2548 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course will cover the what, why, and how of "pocket listings" (also known as "exclusive listings"). It will demonstrate how a pocket listing works in real life situations through case studies drawn from current real estate data. It will examine the legal issues involved in pocket listings, including the nature of contracts for pocket listings. In particular, it will cover the potential pitfalls of oral contracts. It will examine fair housing laws at the federal and state levels and how pocket listings may sometimes violate those laws. In the second part of the course, advantages and disadvantages of pocket listings for Sellers, Buyers, and real estate agents will be analyzed and evaluated in greater detail.

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  • Getting Started with Property Management

    (627 Ratings)
    6.00
    $45.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to provide the student with real estate continuing education on the topic of property management.

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  • Understanding RESPA & the New HUD-1

    (797 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    *Disclaimer: “As of July 22, 2011, HUD is no longer responsible for the oversight and enforcement of RESPA. That duty now falls on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). At this time the final regulations, definitions and forms have not been released; however we will be making updates to the course as more information becomes available." This continuing education course will update licensees on the most sweeping changes made to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) in the last thirty years. It is intended to be the most current and accurate Virtual Classroom RESPA course available.

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

    (477 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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

    (1630 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $25.95

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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

    (1164 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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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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  • Sealing and Insulating a Home

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    2.00
    $19.95

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    This course describes some of the most important aspects of sealing and insulating a home.  It begins with background information on the three ways in which heat is transferred.  Following this, a number of ways in which the energy efficiency of a home can be assessed are described.  An explanation of R-Value then leads into a discussion of the various types of insulation.  Some resources for checking for financial incentives are listed before the second chapter gives specifics for how to check a home for air leaks and insulation levels.  Areas of the house are prioritized with a substantial amount of time spent discussing the attic, the most important place to seal and insulate well.  Two attic projects are described in detail: sealing the attic and insulating the attic.  Finally, a discussion of important considerations in other areas of the house is presented.

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  • It’s High Tide you Got the Facts about Homeowner’s Flood Insurance

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    Iowa real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods and typical homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.  Every property in this country is in a flood zone.  On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law, affecting more than 5.5 million homeowners across the United States.  This course will educate real estate professionals how to identify a property’s flood risk, how to disclose flood risk to prospective buyers, how the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 affects homeowners’ flood insurance rates, and much more.

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  • Navigating a Hot Sellers' Market

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    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is designed to help licensees working with buyers and/or sellers in many of the nation’s recovering markets that because of low inventory and high demand have become strong Seller’s markets.  Both buyer and seller perspectives and tactics will be considered in looking at how to ethically and successfully represent either party in a transaction.

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  • Short Sales and Foreclosures

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    Iowa real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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  • The End of the Paper Trail: How to Conduct Paperless Transactions

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    Iowa real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    The goal of this course is to prepare real estate licensees to have paperless transactions. The course progresses through the entire transaction process, starting with how to secure a computer and network to paperless marketing and advertising. Next, electronic signatures and digital record keeping are discussed, along with some key pieces of federal and state legislation. The course wraps up with follow-up ideas for closing and after the sale.

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