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  • Fair Housing

    (439 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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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  • DC Financing Issues Update

    (365 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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

    (446 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (6888 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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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  • Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics

    (2773 Ratings)
    4.00
    $43.95

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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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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (7389 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 2

    (3433 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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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

    (7821 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

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

    (4169 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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Agency Law

    (1127 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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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (1833 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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Helping Buyers Narrow in on Their Dream Home

    (5556 Ratings)
    2.00
    $21.95

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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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  • Getting Down to the Facts About Fair Housing

    (962 Ratings)
    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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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.

    This course is approved for elective credit only and will NOT fulfill the mandatory DC Fair Housing requirement.

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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (2483 Ratings)
    4.00
    $43.95

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    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.



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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (3218 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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

    (2128 Ratings)
    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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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.

    State and Local NAR Chapters have the authority to accept this course as meeting the NAR Ethics quadrennial requirement.

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  • The Power of Exchange: Discover the Value of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    (762 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    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.

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

    (457 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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  • How is the Legalization of Marijuana Affecting the Real Estate Market?

    (1775 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Marijuana, cannabis and hemp (all different names for essentially the same plant) has a long history in the United States, with periods where it was encouraged, discouraged, criminal, and most recently legalized in some states. This class covers a brief history of marijuana then goes on to discuss the conflict between federal and state laws. Next, an overview of commercial real estate matters, followed by residential real estate topics will be covered. The last chapter goes over some basics for those who may consider specializing in this new and growing real estate specialty!

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  • The New FHA Handbook for Real Estate Professionals

    (396 Ratings)
    Washington DC real estate new course.
    4.00
    $43.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides an in-depth look at FHA mortgage lending policies. The purpose is to familiarize real estate professionals with the current regulations and how they apply to residential lending of various property types. First, it investigates what FHA deems to be unacceptable locations. It details potential hazards such as subsidence, heavy traffic, and proximity to high-voltage transmission lines and high-pressure gas lines. Next, it analyzes specific issues about the property itself. This includes an analysis of the physical improvements and site improvements, such as wells and septic systems. Later, it addresses defective structural conditions and maintenance issues. It details when properties can be approved “as is” and when they need to have repairs or replacement of defective items. It also indicates the requirements for satisfactory inspection of mechanical systems such as heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems. It examines FHA 203(K) and Streamlined (K) mortgages that are designed for rehabilitation. It will also document the FHA requirements for various specific property types.

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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (1087 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.

    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • Navigating a Hot Sellers' Market

    (4978 Ratings)
    4.00
    $43.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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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  • Mortgages, Loans, and Laws - How They Help Your Client

    (1500 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to provide an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. Upon completion, students will understand how real estate financing works and be better suited to advise home buyers about real estate financing.

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  • Pocket Listings: Is this Trend for You?

    (270 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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  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

    (2331 Ratings)
    Washington DC real estate new course.
    3.00
    $32.95

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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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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (1404 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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

    (714 Ratings)
    3.00
    $32.95

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    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.

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

    (350 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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (687 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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.


    This course is iPad compatible.

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Real Estate

    (311 Ratings)
    Washington DC real estate new course.
    4.00
    $43.95

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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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  • Run Your Business on Google & the Cloud

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    $34.95

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    This is a non-credit, professional development course.

    Are you aware of all of the free and inexpensive Google tools that are available to help you reduce your business operating costs, streamline communication, and improve your work efficiency? In this 3-hour course, we'll introduce you to the best of these tools for your real estate business and show you how to leverage the Google search engine and advertising network to increase your presence in the marketplace to retain and/or attract new business.

    This is a non-credit course.

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  • Social Media Success in Under 15 Minutes Per Day

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    $34.95

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    This is a non-credit, professional development course.

    How would you like to generate business from social media in under 15 minutes a day? 

    Whether you are new or well-versed to the world of social media & looking for a way to take it to the next level, this course teaches you why social media has become a force in business, how you can find & connect with potential clients online, plus a behind the scenes tour of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Active Rain, YouTube, Pinterest & More.

    This is a non-credit course.

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