This course is iPad compatible. This course looks at ethics from multiple viewpoints: (1) in relation to values and principles, (2) in relation to standards, regulations, and laws, and (3) in relation to business and personal. The Code of Ethics is discussed in detail with real-life situations provided.
This course is approved for Module 2- Professional Standards.
This course is iPad compatible. This course is for the student who is considering starting a new brokerage firm. It starts with self-evaluation exercises to get you thinking, defining your purpose, and setting goals. The course offers recommendations on how to plan the business, manage financials, grow the business, and develop sales agents. Chapter two dives into all that is involved in using your agents’ eagerness to train them in the proper procedures (which should be outlined in your company’s handbook that is distributed to every employee upon hiring) and to keep them excited about the business. Training them on the ethical standards of practice should be a priority, as well as time management. They also need to be knowledgeable on some basic real estate related topics such as title insurance, property tax, and buyer’s financing options. And in a depreciating market, they need to be taught how to handle a short sale. In chapter three, we focus on the business risks that can be managed, namely: what to do to ensure success during economic slowdowns, maintaining personal safety, avoiding federal violations, managing escrow accounts, and minimizing the number of litigious clients and litigious agents. It’s a long road – but one worth traveling. So let’s get you started on that road to success!
This course is approved for Module 4 - Office Management
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This course is iPad compatible. This course will serve as a base for knowledge, or a refresher, depending on your individual level of experience with contracts in general, and real estate contracts, specifically.
This course is approved for Module 3- Real Estate Documents
This course is iPad compatible. This course will focus on property management: what to expect of a property manager, what a property manager needs to know about leases, how to form a management plan, and situations to avoid.
This course is approved for Module 6 - Practices of Real Estate.
This course is iPad compatible. This course examines agency law and fair housing. It is broken up into four chapters: two chapters on agency and two chapters on fair housing. Topics include agency law, fiduciary duties, the types of misconceptions about agency, as well as a thorough history and outline of fair housing laws.
This course is approved for Module 1 - Agency & Fair Housing.
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This course is iPad compatible. This course examines the federal, state, and local legislative issues that impact the real estate profession. This course will identify these issues and discuss the impact and the requirements that all real estate professionals must follow in order to remain in compliance.
This course is approved for Module 5- Legislative
Approval #:11301542 Sponsor Code:
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.
This course is approved for Module 7
Approval #:05311541 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 #:05311544 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:01311614 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. The goal of this course is to prepare real estate licensees to have paperless transactions. The course progresses through the entire transaction process, starting with how to secure a computer and network to paperless marketing and advertising. Next, electronic signatures and digital record keeping are discussed, along with some key pieces of federal and state legislation. The course wraps up with follow-up ideas for closing and after the sale.
Approval #:03311621 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. This course describes some of the most important aspects of the element lead, one of the oldest known elements on earth. It begins with a brief history of lead, including historical and modern uses. A discussion follows of the most common sources for lead contamination both inside the home as well as outside the home.
Once a general understanding of lead and its likely sources of exposure is discussed, the course narrows in on the laws surrounding this toxic element, with a particular focus on those of relevance to property managers. Of vital importance is the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP). As property managers, it is also important to have a basic understanding of the Lead-Safe certification process for firms as well as for individual renovators. Your maintenance staff, your company, or those you hire for repair work may need this certification. If you perform the work, you may need the certification yourself. Specific points of the RRP law and amendments are addressed.
Finally, the course asks you to consider a hypothetical scenario in which a property manager has neglected to follow requirements of various laws and asks you to consider the violations made. Some of the specific health effects associated with lead exposure in children (as well as adults) are described. The course ends with descriptions of the legal responsibilities of the property manager to tenants when leasing or renovating older buildings. Questions you should ask of potential contractors and a variety of resources are described and provided.
Approval #:11301546 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:01311612 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. An individual with a disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects this group of people so that they may have equal access to public accommodations, employment, public services, and so on. Real estate licensees must be aware of these important laws so that they understand what is required in the built environment, and also the appropriate treatment of this protected class of consumers under the law.
This course goes beyond the basics that real estate licensees learn in their pre-licensing courses. Upon completion of this course, real estate professionals will have a deeper understanding of the purpose, history, application, and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This Course is iPad compatible.
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.
Approval #:01311613 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. During the past decade or so, historic swings in housing, labor and stock markets have defined an economic climate which can only be described as uncertain. The economic unpredictability of the Great Recession of 2007 permeated every facet and demographic one could imagine. Gen Y’s postponement of their financial independence has recently created a new brand of tenant - the Generation Y tenant. An unprecedented increase in the amount of Generation Y young adults live with their parents - a statistic that convincingly demonstrates that the millennial generation has delayed their financial independence. Meaningful and compelling social focus has been performed to reveal how this new generation of young adults have fared in the wake of the Great Recession; with particular attention devoted to the comparison of Generation Y’s delayed financial independence compared to previous generations. This course explores how the field of Property Management has changed in reaction to tenant demographics that are vastly different from the typical tenant of past.
Approval #:08311552 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 #:01311617 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to educate real estate professionals about the process and advantages of using IRA funds to invest in real estate. It will include information on the history of investing retirement funds in real estate, how the process works, market conditions that make it an attractive option, and the effects of market volatility. Particular areas of discussion include different types retirement accounts, their costs and regulation, finding eligible properties and managing the investment, and guidance on managing profits from sales, writing off loss, tax penalties and other considerations.
Approval #:01311616 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the general topics that affect those professionals tasked with the responsibility of professionally managing real property. Students will first be introduced to those issues that directly impact property owners. The second chapter outlines the matters relating to tenant-centric topics. Finally, the last chapter details pitfalls a professional property manager faces operating a business as a property management business owner.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon Completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Identify property management basics
• Identify the varying types of property owners and their differing needs
• Understand the concept of Capitalization Rate and calculate one for a rental property
• Identify various rental payment plans and the benefits each offers
• Explain the risks of filing a tenant eviction
• Identify lead-based paint issues in residential rentals
• Recognize the different organizational structures of companies
• Identify Federally protected Fair-Housing classes
• Identify and avoid antitrust violations
Approval #:04301645 Sponsor Code:
This Course is iPad compatible. This real estate finance course will cover, in detail, the root definitions of mortgages, trust deeds, title insurance, and other factors associated with the field of real estate. Additionally, we will cover how the primary and secondary mortgage markets interact with one another, and how the Central Bank and federal government either open or close off the figurative “floodgates” of access to money.
Approval #:08311551 Sponsor Code:
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.
This course is iPad compatible. Urbanization is not a new phenomenon, but what is significant about urban growth today is the accelerated pace at which it is occurring. According to the UN, more than 1 million people move to cities globally every week and 6.3 billion will be living in cities by 2050. That is 67% of the world’s population. For real estate professionals, this means that business strategies must evolve with the changing patterns of demand in urban, suburban, and rural regions of property development. This course will provide you with the tools you need to navigate the ever-evolving real estate market by providing you with statistical histories on urban, suburban, and rural U.S. regions, an explanation of the “boomerang” effect from cities to suburbia and vice versa, and information on the current popularity of urban areas, among other topics.
Approval #:01311611 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to help licensees working with or considering working with buyers statistically designated as low to moderate income households by federal and state guidelines. The history and current environment for affordable housing will be explored with emphasis on identifying and overcoming if possible the challenges to making homeownership a reality for this market.
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This course contains audio and video. As a real estate professional, it’s likely that you have a close relationship with the technology you utilize on a day-to-day basis. However, you may not always take the extra steps to protect these technological investments. Using technology properly and safely is essential to being successful in the real estate industry, particularly in a collaborative work environment. You should educate every member of your team on the potential dangers of technology, for one weak link in your chain can endanger the entire network. The point of this course is to open your eyes to how vulnerable you can be when using technology in your real estate business, and to teach you how to use it safely and effectively. This course will cover a number of topics, including viruses and malware, legal aspects of technology use, general tech etiquette, and safety tips.
This is a non-credit course.
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, 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.