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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 20 currently available Washington DC Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 51,082 reviews for a rating of 4.46 out of 5.
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  • DC Financing Issues Update

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    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course covers the gamut of considerations in a short sale transaction in today’s real estate. We will emphasize on the different laws and regulations that affect short sales.  We will explore the process, focusing on the homeowner/borrower/seller side of the equation, the buyer, additional players, credit implications, potential for fraud, potential ethical considerations or violations and the required real estate transaction forms that must be included in a listing agreement and sales contract.

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  • DC Legislative Update

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    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course will examine the different Federal and State laws and regulations that affect how a real estate agent deals with the public.  Agents and brokers in the District of Columbia are required to abide by both Federal and DC regulations as we will discuss below.  This course will focus on laws that governed the real estate licensees actions on the Federal and State levels affecting Washington DC Real Estate Transactions.

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  • Fair Housing

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    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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    Discrimination can be subtle, overt, and often unintentional. As a real estate professional in the District of Columbia, 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 Fair Housing laws, which vary from state to state. In the District of Columbia there are specific Fair Housing laws that govern housing discrimination and must be adhered to by all practicing real estate professionals. The majority of these laws fall under the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977.

    The D.C. Human Rights Act is one of the strongest and most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country. It is of particular importance for real estate professionals because it highlights the rights of the protected classes and outlines prohibited discriminatory behavior. Under the Human Rights Act, traits ranging from gender and sexuality to race and religion are protected classes.

    Real estate professionals must also pay particular attention to the additional protected classes under the Human Rights Act which include age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, and source of income. Each one of these areas has its own, unique definition under the Human Rights Act. For example, the area of “sexual orientation” includes male or female homosexuality, heterosexuality and bisexuality, by preference or practice, while the area of “family responsibilities” includes a the state of being, or the potential to become, a  contributor to the support of a person or persons in a dependent relationship, irrespective of their number. As a real estate professional, it is your responsibility to adhere to these laws in order for you to offer equal protection to all clients. 

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

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    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (1841 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (444 Ratings)
    2.00
    $21.95

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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

    (1422 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Agency Law

    (2413 Ratings)
    4.00
    $43.95

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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

    (7489 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $32.95

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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 Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

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    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (1981 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Code of Ethics

    (3657 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (1439 Ratings)
    4.00
    $43.95

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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

    (906 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (783 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (4103 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (1953 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Pocket Listings: Is this Trend for You?

    (2539 Ratings)
    2.00
    $21.95

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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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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1616 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $32.95

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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

    (1176 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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