Sponsor Code: 3834
Investing in real estate is an appealing endeavor to many people. However, smart investing involves more than simply finding a vacant property and hoping that it will yield worthwhile returns. Oftentimes, misinformation or mistakes in judgement can ruin your clients’ plans for investing. For this reason, it is integral that you, as a real estate professional, have a working knowledge of proper decision-making strategies for real estate investment. Learn more about this topic by taking our California 11-Hour Consumer Protection Investment Course, which is designed to provide California real estate professionals with 11 hours of mandatory course material. This course covers a wide array of information concerning real estate investment issues, including a summary of the IRS rules and guidelines on §1031, an introduction to working with investor clients, negotiations, and closing the sale of a property. An overview of home buyer credit scores will also be provided.
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With environmental concerns escalating each year, the market for eco-friendly homes has begun to flourish as well. Recently, California has been attempting to reduce its environmental footprint by employing green building operations and practices. Learn more about this growing field by taking our 15-Hour Green Building Consumer Protection Course. It is designed to provide California real estate professionals with 15 hours of mandatory course material. This course also covers a wide array of “green” topics including a brief history of marijuana, the conflict between federal and state laws, and how the new marijuana laws are affecting the real estate market. This course also provides an introduction to a variety of methods for making a home more environmentally healthy, an overview of recent activity across the United States regarding the green building movement and how consumers are responding, an in depth look at the most important aspects of sealing and insulating a home, a study of property flood risk and how to disclose flood risk to prospective buyers, and an examination of paperless real estate transactions.
For real estate professionals, establishing clear agency relationships with clients is of paramount importance for conducting successful and ethical real estate transactions. Because agency relationships are so critical to consumers, it is important that you have a working knowledge of agency law in California. This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, including instruction in the coverage of agency relationships and duties in a modern real estate brokerage practice. The disclosures to be made and the confidences to be kept in the various agency relationships between licensees and the parties to real estate transactions will also be covered.
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Though the real estate industry has evolved over the years, 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 laws surrounding ethics in California will allow you to build stable and lasting relationships with your clients. This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by your state's Real Estate Commission, and includes instruction in the history of the Code of Ethics, The Articles and Standards of Practice, due process, enforcement, arbitration, mediation, Article 2, 3, 12 and 16 of the Code of Ethics. This course also reinforces this information with a number of case studies.
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Although we have made great strides in eradicating housing injustice, discrimination is still prevalent in today’s real estate market and affects millions of individuals across the U.S. As a real estate professional in the state of California, it is integral that you understand the state laws regarding discrimination in order to avoid potential civil penalties or lawsuits, and so that you may create lasting relationships with customers and clients. This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in federal and state fair housing laws relating to the sale and rental of real estate. This course will also cover selected federal and state civil rights, anti-discrimination laws relating to real property transactions and business establishments, and how to avoid business practices that could be considered discriminatory, among other topics
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Real estate can be a risky business. Oftentimes, real estate professionals must balance factors that are largely out of their control, such as credit availability, price fluctuations, and the competitive nature of the industry. Implementing strategic practices for risk management will significantly reduce your liability and the danger of potential litigation. This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in the principles and procedures calculated to avoid errors and omissions in licensed real estate activities. Strategies for recognizing and resolving issues and appropriately handling situations that most frequently result in litigation are also covered.
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During the course of a real estate transaction, it is normal for a real estate broker or salesperson to receive trust funds on behalf of others. However, when the real estate professional is designated to handle these funds, he or she becomes personally responsible for managing and safeguarding this money according to current law. For this reason, it is integral for the practicing real estate professional to have a working knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding trust fund handling. This course will take you through all the subjects mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate, and includes instruction in the legal requirements for receiving and handling trust funds in real estate transactions. This course also covers the requisites for maintaining a trust fund account, and trust fund record keeping requirements.
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Sponsor Code: CalBRE Sponsor No. 3834
The course will examine five specific topic areas: ethics, agency, fair housing, trust fund handling, and risk management. Both national and California-specific laws and legislation for each subject area will be discussed and the relevance to real estate agents explained. The various ways in which an agency relationship may be established, the types of relationships, and some features of agency agreements will be covered as well. Students will be introduced to those sections of the California Business and Professions Code that deal with ethical practices as well as the differences between business and personal ethics. The organizations responsible for enforcing Fair Housing will be examined as well as some of the penalties that a violator may face. The course will also discuss the proper procedures for opening and maintaining trust accounts. Finally, students will explore what agents can do to assess the areas which present the highest risk to them and how to prepare for those risks.
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In the ever-evolving real estate industry, the size of real estate offices and the number of salespeople continue to increase. Brokers must be able to undertake the challenge of managing and supervising a large staff, including the associate brokers, representatives, employees, and others in the brokerage. This course is intended for brokers in California who act as supervising brokers. It examines trust accounting, disclosures and relationships, and how to create an effective policy and procedures manual that instructs salespeople of their obligations and teaches them how to effectively perform their job while ensuring the public is protected. Completion of this course will help to ensure that you meet the Management and Supervision Requirement.
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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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The real estate market can be fiercely competitive, particularly in the state of California. Therefore, developing lucrative marketing tactics can be particularly challenging. However, if implemented correctly, innovative marketing strategies can help you maintain and develop relationships with past and future clients, generate leads, and can give you an advantage over your competition. Learn more about this topic by taking our California 4-Hour Marketing Elective Course, which is designed to provide California real estate professionals with 4 hours of course material. This course will cover a wide array of information concerning real estate marketing and a list of tools necessary to successfully market, negotiate, and close the sale of a property. A “how to” guide on niche marketing will also be provided.
In order to be a standout real estate professional, you need to be a source of information for your clients. This means that you must be able to educate them about the complexities of the home buying process, including the different financing options that are available and the fiduciary duties that are owed to them. Learn more about these topics by taking our 7-Hour Elective Topics Course. This course includes an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. This course also provides an in-depth look at listing agreements and a comprehensive review of fiduciary duties.