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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 29 currently available Rhode Island Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 61,132 reviews for a rating of 4.60 out of 5.
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  • Code of Ethics

    (5787 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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course is only approved for Real Estate Continuing Education. "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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  • Lead Paint Mitigation in Rhode Island

    (268 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is designed to fulfill mandatory continuing education for real estate professionals in Rhode Island. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of current laws and procedures pertaining to lead paint mitigation and its effects on real estate transactions in the state of Rhode Island.

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  • Fair Housing

    (3444 Ratings)
    3.00
    $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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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

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    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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Getting Down to the Facts About Fair Housing

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    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Discrimination can be subtle or overt and sometimes unintentional. It is crucial that real estate practitioners are aware of and compliant with the laws that govern housing discrimination.

     

    This course looks at the history of fair housing and examines in depth the most pertinent legislation in force today. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was the first major legislation that applied to residential housing. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 broadened the coverage, increased the enforcement policies of the Act and stiffened the penalties invoked for violation of the Act. Specific advertising policies are investigated and illustrated. The procedure for filing a complaint of discrimination are studied in detail and there are lots of hints on how to stay clear of discriminatory practices in sales, rentals and financing of real estate.

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  • Know the Code: Your Guide to the Code of Ethics

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    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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 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.

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

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    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. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

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

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    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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About FHA

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    3.00
    $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.


    This course is iPad compatible.



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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (8945 Ratings)
    Rhode Island 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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  • Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics

    (1227 Ratings)
    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    4.00
    $35.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Take your business to a higher level by expanding your knowledge of investment real estate. In this advanced - yet easy-to-understand - course you will laugh and learn with your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM. Through a variety of lecture, recordings of live seminars, case studies and real-world, down-to-earth examples, Tom will take you Beyond the Basics of real estate investing.

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 2

    (3877 Ratings)
    Rhode Island 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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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (7114 Ratings)
    Rhode Island real estate new course. Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $29.95

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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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  • A Home Buyer's Guide to Credit Scores

    (3696 Ratings)
    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    2.00
    $19.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 
    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~ Chinese Proverb

    This Chinese proverb rings true about credit reports as well. Ideally, a homebuyer has been preparing to buy a home for years: saving a healthy down payment, eliminating debt, and boosting their credit score as much as possible. Unfortunately, many buyers in the market have not had the opportunity to do such things, so what can they do now? Being able to counsel people on improving their financial standing can not only improve your service to your current clients, it can also be used as a marketing tool to attract and help new clients!

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  • Basics of Green Building for Real Estate

    (814 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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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.  You will have access to 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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  • Give Your Clients the Green Light: Simple Ways to Green a Home

    (3971 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.95

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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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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (2675 Ratings)
    3.00
    $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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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (2868 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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Helping Buyers Narrow in on Their Dream Home

    (4464 Ratings)
    1.00
    $10.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (1870 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. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures

    (1682 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $29.95

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    Liens, taxes, and foreclosures are perhaps three of the most important components of the real estate market. This course 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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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (1649 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.95

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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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (2058 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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Short Sales and Foreclosures

    (2591 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures have become a significant part of their business. These types of transactions can be challenging and complicated so it’s crucial that you know exactly what you are doing. Knowing how to maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as how to identify the distinct real estate opportunities in foreclosure are not merely good skills to have in today’s market – they are crucial! This course will help students become comfortable identifying and handling short sales and foreclosures. We will be covering the basics of getting started with short sales including definitions, challenges and finding leads. We’ll also discuss obtaining; servicing, marketing, and completing the sales process for a short sale listing. You’ll also learn all about the foreclosure process, including the market opportunity, definitions, and types of foreclosures, REO properties and options to foreclosure for the homeowner. Finally, we’ll cover the entire process of listing, marketing and closing the foreclosed/REO property.

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  • Homeowners Flood Insurance: Coastal Region Specific

    (383 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course will highlight some specific challenges for flood properties in the Coastal states along the Pacific and Atlantic coast, Alaska and islands, except Florida, which is covered under the Gulf Regions course. Every property in this country is in a flood zone, and most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. 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 teach 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. 

    Material for this course was taken from www.floodsmart.gov and www.FEMA.gov.

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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1028 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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

    (721 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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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Real Estate

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    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    4.00
    $35.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Commercial real estate encompasses a wide array of property types – from office and retail space, to residential rental properties, to heavy manufacturing and warehousing. Some real estate licensees may cover the spectrum of commercial real estate, while others will choose to specialize in one or a few distinct types of properties and/or clients. These transactions may be simple or quite complicated. In addition, knowledge of sophisticated financial software programs is an important tool for successful transactions. This course serves as a primer for those wishing to enter into the commercial real estate business, and for those who wish for a back-to-basics refresher.

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  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

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    Rhode Island real estate new course.
    3.00
    $29.95

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    For over 30 years, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) has ensured that consumers throughout the United States are granted accessible and helpful information on the cost of mortgage settlements and are protected from unreasonably high settlement charges. This Act has seen its share of changes over the years, and as a practicing real estate professional, it is important that you are knowledgeable about its most recent revisions, specifically the new TILA-RESPA Rule. When the rule and changes go into effect on October 1, 2015, your clients will encounter new forms and procedures at the closing table. Your instructor will cover the primary objectives of TILA-RESPA Rule, identify those documents that have been replaced, and cover the specific details of each new form.

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