Approval #:DEC 2526 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. More than anything else, becoming a real estate professional requires a dedication and commitment to exemplary levels of professionalism. The consuming public relies on and is entitled to real estate licensees who adhere to high standards of ethics, legal compliance and the protection and promotion of the consumer’s interests. Over the last several years, the profession of real estate has changed dramatically. The introduction of new tools, statutes and consumer resources has forced real estate professionals to keep up with the increasing needs, demands and expectations of the consuming public. Online Internet sites and ease of access to information have created a new breed of consumers who are more knowledgeable, demanding and discerning in their interactions with real estate professionals. It is the mission of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission to ensure that the consuming public is protected and that the levels of service delivered by South Carolina real estate licensees adhere to standards and rules that have been enacted to protect the interests of those who come in contact with real estate professionals. As markets and consumer knowledge and needs have shifted, so too must the knowledge, competence and professionalism of real estate licensees. This course was designed to increase awareness, heighten levels of professionalism and minimize the issues and complexities that result when standards are not met. Moreover, the course will encourage you to prepare before you show up at the starting gate.
Approval #:DEE 2416 Sponsor Code:
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. This course is iPad compatible.
Approval #:DEE 2525 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~ Chinese ProverbThis 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!
Approval #:DEE 2186 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:DEE 2508 Sponsor Code:
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. This course is iPad compatible.
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.
Approval #:DEE 2524 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:DEE 2510 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. 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.
Approval #:DEE 2509 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:DEE 2417 Sponsor Code:
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 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.
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 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.
Approval #:DEE 2552 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. Foreign investments in US real estate are on the upswing in many cities in the US, and this trend is likely to grow in the future. Foreign investments impact almost all real estate market segments, including residential, commercial, and industrial. In addition, current statistics show the sum of foreign investments is a huge part of our real estate industry.Real estate professionals should understand the dynamics of working with these investors and the important role they plays in our economy. Understanding issues such as cultural differences, financing for foreign persons and establishing credit, in addition to components such as the EB-5 Program and the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), are key to being successful in working with foreign buyers and sellers. With new technology available, listing agents should know how to market their listings to attract this market. This course will explore the various aspects of foreign investment in US real estate and will provide professionals with a practical approach on how to work with this market segment. Trends, examples, and case studies will also be offered.
Approval #:DEE 2571 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:DEE 2572 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:DEE 2164 Sponsor Code:
This course will introduce real estate licensees to the basics they should know about appraisal. Developed with the intention of taking brokers and agents inside the appraiser’s world in the overall home-buying process, this class will closely examine the appraiser’s purpose and process.